ZEPHYRHILLS—The Zephyrhills Bulldogs celebrated their Senior Night and wanted to have a big win over their 5A District 6 rivals, the Nature Coast Sharks.
The Bulldogs held off the Sharks and get a 17-14 win.
Nature Coast started the game keeping the Bulldogs from scoring for most of the first quarter. But after blocked punt by Matthew Robinson, the Shark’s DeShawn Smith ran three yards on fourth down giving Nature Coast a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
But don’t count the Bulldogs out just yet. Zephyrhills Jaylen Pickett took the ball in for a five yard touchdown, tying the game 7-7.
Nature Coast answered back with big 44 yard touchdown run by Smith. The Sharks had a 14-7 lead going into halftime.
The Sharks and the Bulldogs came alive in the fourth quarter, after both did not score a point in the third.
Pickett scored his second touchdown of the night on first and goal, leaving it a nail biting 14-14 tie game. Kicker Zach Gleaton would be the hero of the night hitting a 33-yard field goal that put the Bulldogs ahead and sealing the win.
The Zephyrhills Bulldogs (5-1) will host the Central High Bears (2-5) and the Nature Coast Sharks (3-3) will be away at South Sumpter (7-0) facing the Raiders. Both games are on Oct. 10.