BUSHNELL — South Sumter held Zephyrhills to 133 yards total offense in handing the Bulldogs a Class 5A-District 6 loss.
Zephyrhills (3-1) struck first on a 38-yard field goal by Zach Gleaton.
South Sumter (4-0) retaliated at 6:59 in the first quarter when Cody Henderson scored on a 46-yard pass from Levi Sapp.
Zephyrhills’ Jordan Roberts returned a kickoff 82 yards with 1:41 remaining in the first quarter, but South Sumter blocked the point after.
Sapp hit Kelly Chase for a 14-yard TD pass just 47 seconds before halftime.
The lone score in the third quarter was Raiders running back Anderson Faulk running 22 yards for a score with 10:32 left in the quarter. Faulk scored his second touchdown on a one-yard plunge with 9:09 left in the game.
The Bulldogs’ Ty Tanner threw a 6-yard pass to Devon Brockington with 30 seconds left in the game. The point-after pass was incomplete.
Zephyrhills linebacker Arttonyo Lee was injured during the game and had to be transported to an area hospital. News of his condition was not available at press time.
Zephyrhills 9 0 0 6 — 15
South Sumter 17 7 7 7 — 38
Z – FG Gleaton 38
SS – Henderson 46 pass from Sapp (Moir kick)
SS – FG Moir 27
SS – McKrachon 3 run (Moir kick)
Z – Roberts 82 kickoff return (kick blocked)
SS – Chase 14 pass from Sapp (Moir kick)
SS – Faulk 22 run (Moir kick)
SS –Faulk 1 run (Moir kick)
Z –Brockington 6 pass from Tanner (pass incomplete)