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Mitchell 28, Gulf 21

NEW PORT RICHEY — Mitchell rode the legs of its leading rusher Nate Boler to survive a shootout with the pesky Gulf Buccaneers on Friday night at Mitchell High School.

Gulf took the lead on a 79-yard drive to open the game. Montavious Reed scored from 8 yards out to give the Bucs a 7-0 lead.

Mitchell would answer back with Boler doing most of the work. The senior tailback had 55 of the 74 yards on the drive and his 1-yard run tied the score at 7.

Mitchell took a 14-7 lead after a Conner Murchie fumble return set the Mustangs up inside the Gulf 5-yard line.

Quarterback Taylor Schneider snuck it in from the 1 to give Mitchell the lead.

In the third quarter, the teams traded scores, and after Boler’s 50-yard touchdown run to make it 28-14, it appeared the Mustangs would win comfortably.

But Gulf answered with a double pass. RaQuan Hayes found a wide-open Montavious Reed for a 43-yard touchdown to make it 28-21.

Mitchell was able to run out the clock on the ensuing drive behind Boler. He finished with 187 yards on 26 carries.

Gulf 7 0 7 7 — 21

Mitchell 7 7 7 7 — 28

G — Reed 8 run (O’Donnell kick)

M — Boler 1 run (Schwindt kick)

M — Schnieder 1 run (Schwindt kick)

M — Boler 2 run (Schwindt kick)

G — Hopkins 14 pass from Smith (O’Donnell kick)

M — Boler 50 run (Schwindt kick)

M — Reed 43 pass from Hayes (O’Donnell kick)

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