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Nature Coast Tech loses

Defense wasn't the first matter of business for North Port and Nature Coast as the Bobcats defeated the Sharks 55-26 in an offensive free-for-all.

North Port's David Sylvester ran for four touchdowns and 155 yards.

Nature Coast started the scoring on the first drive of the game when Billy Hughes connected with Josh Ortiz for a 19-yard touchdown.

Though down by 28 points at one point, Sharks coach Jamie Joyner elected not to run the clock and took this as a learning experience for his first-year varsity squad.

"We just didn't want our kids to give up and they didn't," Joyner said.

Ortiz had three touchdowns for the Sharks and Matt Bostrom had one. The Sharks probably have lost Allen for the season with a injury.

_ CRISTINA LEDRA

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