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South Sumter rips Pasco High, 38-14

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By Larry Bugg

The South Sumter High football team has to be the worst nightmare for the other teams in Class 5A-District 6.
The Raiders ripped Pasco High 38-14 in Dade City Friday night.
That means the Raiders are now 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the district.
It also makes Pasco a sad 2-3 overall and 0-2. The perennially powerful Pasco may be telling itself they have a chance at winning a district but right now that is looking like pure fantasy.
The Raiders are making it look easy. South Sumter High head coach Inman Sherman said this would be the biggest game of the season.
The veteran coach felt the final score did not reflect the game.
“I think that it was an extremely hard fought high school football game,’’ he said. “It was excellent high school game. Until we got to the last minute of the game, we didn’t feel like the game was ever in hand.”
The Raiders have played three district games and none of the opposing teams made it close as far as the score goes.
The 2013 Raiders still bear a scary resemblance to the 2012 Raiders who were 10-0 in the regular season.
This time South Sumter scored 24 straight points against Pasco.
Raider quarterback Levi Sapp hit Ladovick Gibson for a 56-yard touchdown pass. Gibson later ran 11 yards for a score.
Running back J.T. Taylor ran for 98 yards. Anderson Faulk had 79 yards and the Raiders had 301 yards rushing.
 Faulk added a one-yard TD run.
Quarterback Sapp completed 9 of 14 passes for 177 yards.
As usual, the Raiders no-huddle offense seemed overpowering to the Pirates.
Caleb Simmons, the center was the Offensive Player of the Week.
“He graded 87 percent,’’ said Sherman. “He was the quarterback of the offensive line making adjustments.”
Jordan Dietz was the Defensive Player of the Week. He had an interception, four tackles and one game-saving tackle on a kickoff team.
They will play Hernando High this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Raiders Field.
This is a district game and a real challenge for the Raiders.
“They are big and physical,’’ said Sherman. “They have lost to great teams.
“They are 2-0 in the district. They lost to Bolles and Citrus. We have to approach it like it was Pasco. It helps that it is at home.”