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Wiregrass Ranch 41, River Ridge 7; Gainesville 45, Springstead 13; Carrollwood Day 42, Bishop McLaughlin 14; Canterbury 55, Hernando Chr. 0

Wiregrass Ranch 41
River Ridge 7

A slow start meant a scoreless first half for Wiregrass Ranch and River Ridge.

The Bulls finally scored on a Josh Johnson touchdown run. He finished with 15 carries for 139 yards and two touchdowns.

The Royal Knights tied it at 7 in the second quarter when Stavros Arianas broke a big run for a touchdown.

With about two minutes left, Wiregrass got the ball back and went into a two-minute offense. Quarterback James Tringali led a nice drive capped by another Johnson touchdown for a 14-7 lead. Tringali was 7-for-13 for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

Next week, Wiregrass plays Hudson for a playoff berth.

Gainesville 45
Springstead 13

The visiting Eagles had their chances, but ultimately Gainesville proved to have too much firepower, knocking Springstead from playoff contention.

Springstead kept it close early with Devean Huff scoring both Eagles touchdowns.

Springstead trailed by scores of 10-7 and 17-13 before the Hurricanes pulled away.

Eagles coach Bill Vonada said a turnover on the first play led to a Gainesville touchdown. A near forced turnover for the Eagles might have given Springstead some momentum, but Gainesville scored on the next play.

At 17-13, Springstead attempted an onside kick, but a missed blocking assignment allowed the Hurricanes to retain possession.

Simply put, it was not Springstead's night.

Carrollwood Day 42
Bishop McLaughlin 14

Bishop McLaughlin quarterback Mitch Ritter scored a rushing touchdown in the Hurricanes' loss to Carrollwood Day School on Friday night at Hurricane Stadium.

"We felt like we had a good game plan going in," Bishop McLaughlin coach Marty Williams said.

"But you could tell they were a senior-laden group and they were tough to handle.

Canterbury 55
Hernando Christian 0

Host Canterbury took a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Crusaders led 42-0 lead going into halftime and Hernando Christian's leading rusher ended the game with 29 yards.

"I felt like we got better defensively from that game," Hernando Christian coach David Raley said.

"We have a lot of young guys starting, but this will help us in the future."

Compiled by staff writer Izzy Gould and correspondent Andy Villamarzo

Wiregrass Ranch 41, River Ridge 7; Gainesville 45, Springstead 13; Carrollwood Day 42, Bishop McLaughlin 14; Canterbury 55, Hernando Chr. 0 10/30/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 30, 2009 11:29pm]
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