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Janarian Grant's return sparks Pasco past Fivay

HUDSON, Florida - Pasco senior star Janarian Grant, playing in his first game of the season, made a smashing debut Friday night, helping lead the Pirates past the Fivay Falcons 54-20.

Any doubt about Grant being ready to play after missing the first six games of the year from a preseason injury were quickly dispelled when he returned the games opening kickoff 91 yards, untouched, for an apparent score. A Pasco penalty nullified the touchdown, but Grant scored a few plays later on a 12-yard run, as his amazing night was just getting started.

Pasco runs over Gulf 63-0

Dade City, FL - The Pasco Pirates were heavy favorites at home against the undersized and outnumbered Gulf Buccaneers, in a  5A-6 district matchup.

It didn't take long for Pasco to flex their gridiron muscle, scoring on their first possession.   David Emmanuel ran through several defenders, rumbling 35-yards for the score.

On the Pirates next possession, Jajaun Henry tossed a swing pass to Malik Johns, who went 30 yards untouched.

Hudson stings Ridgewood, 27-24, in overtime

New Port Richey, Florida - Nate Binder kicked a 22-yard field goal in overtime, giving the Hudson Cobras (1-2, 1-0) their first win of the season and keeping the Ridgewood Rams (0-4, 0-1) winless on the year. 

The game was looking good for Ridgewood, who had a 24-6 lead in the fourth quarter, but that's when Hudson began their comeback using their defense. Justyn Johnson returned an interception 49 yards for a score, and after a Binder 27-yard field goal, Owen Derksen got a 57-yard pick six, tying the game at 24.

Mitchell 46 River Ridge 3

Trinity, FL - Mitchell quarterback Trey Drury only threw four passes in the entire game, but three of them were touchdowns, helping the Mustangs (4-0, 1-0) to a 46-3 district win over River Ridge.

The Royal Knights got on the scoreboard first, with a 31-yard field goal, but that would be their only score.

The Mustangs rushed for 327 yards, passed for 148, and never had to attempt a punt in the game.

Next week, district play continues for both teams, with Mitchell going on the road to face Sunlake, while River Ridge takes on Nature Coast at home.

''Lin-sanity'' inspires Sunlake Point Guard

Land O'Lakes, Florida -- This whole "Lin-sanity" thing is nothing new to Sunlake basketball player Brenden Huynh. He's been a Jeremy Lin fan since the beginning.

"I kind of got mad, because everyone just hopped on the bandwagon. He's been one of my favorite player for a while, I just saw him and he was Asian so I had to like him," joked Huynh.

Much like Jeremy Lin, this Asian-American point guard -- who averaged double digits in his Sophomore season -- has earned himself quite a few nicknames.

Taylor talks Gators, Pease, weights

Tampa, Fla. -- Kent Taylor is impressive both in his play and stature.

At 6'5", 235 pounds, Taylor literally stood above his high school competition at Land O'Lakes High.  His abilities earned him a trip to the U.S. Army All-America game.

Despite all that, Taylor is realistic as he prepares for his first college season next fall at Florida.

"I'm not ready yet physically," Taylor said. "That's the thing about tight end that people don't understand. You have to be able to block a defensive end that's 280 pounds."

Pasco's Dudley-Giles, Grant pick apart Jesuit

Dade City, Fla. -- Tom McHugh has rebuilt a powerhouse Pasco football team in just five years. The Pirates reached the state semfinals for the second time since 2008 under McHugh with a commanding 31-7 win over Jesuit.

Senior wide receiver/defensive back Trey Dudley-Giles gave Pasco the lead for good midway through the second quarter on a 47-yard touchdown reception from Jacob Guy.  Then the two traded roles, with Dudley-Giles passing to Guy for the two-point conversion that helped the Pirates hold a 14-7 halftime lead.