By Steve Lee
WESLEY CHAPEL — Pasco County’s last two unbeaten teams, Land O’ Lakes and Mitchell, remained that way with dominating victories on Oct. 15.
The Gators clobbered Class 3A, District 7 rival Wesley Chapel 56-6 with Stevie Weatherford bouncing back from a one-game suspension to pass for 287 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for a score.
Alex Robinson had four receptions for 148 yards and three touchdowns, while Tyler Peak rushed for 133 yards and two scores to lead the high-powered Gator offense. A.J. Nipper and Freddy Aleguin also had touchdown catches.
Wesley Chapel’s lone score came on a Chris Pierre-Charles touchdown run.
MITCHELL 28, GULF 7: The Mustangs got yet another 100-yard rushing game and three touchdowns from tailback Ricky Trinidad in a lopsided 3A-7 win. Quarterback Matt Michaels gained 161 yards and scored once.
PASCO 56, ANCLOTE 6: With teams on opposite ends of the spectrum, there was nothing surprising about playoff-bound Pasco’s win over first-year Anclote.
D.J. Clower had a 200-yard passing game with four scoring passes and a touchdown run. Hakeem Ismare, Marcus Hicks, Mitchell Wozniak, Lenwood Smith and Mike Clower each had a touchdown catch, the latter coming on a throw by backup quarterback Jacob Guy.
Phil Linton threw the first scoring pass in Anclote history, a 20-yarder to Brad Stewart.
SUNLAKE 7, ZEPHYRHILLS 0: Sunlake continued its recordbreaking season by shutting out winless Zephyrhills. The Seahawks rebounded from a loss by scoring the only points of the game on Jacob Jackson’s quarterback scramble in the fourth quarter.
RIDGEWOOD 35, CENTRAL 0: The Rams defense dominated, allowing the Bears less than 100 yards on offense and blocking two field goal attempts.
Nick Martino and Cameron Rodriguez each scored twice for Ridgewood with Martino running for one touchdown and returning an interception for another. Scott Kujak returned a fumble for Ridgewood’s other touchdown.
FLEMING ISLAND 42, HUDSON 14: Hudson fell behind 35-0 in the first half and got touchdown runs from Zack Wynn and Dylan Luke in falling to .500.
MELBOURNE PALM BAY 23, WIREGRASS RANCH 13: Josh Johnson had a 100-yard rushing game and a touchdown and James Tringali tossed a scoring pass to Will Ferguson in the Bulls’ loss.
SPRINGSTEAD 22, RIVER RIDGE 6: Kenny Toce tossed a 30-yard touchdown pass to Zack Ford for River Ridge’s lone score.
CANTERBURY 21, BISHOP McLAUGHLIN 7: The Hurricanes scored first on Mitch Ritter’s short run, but never found the end zone again.