After a slow start, Sunset jumped out to a 38-0 lead by halftime in a District 16-7A matchup it won 52-0 against Mourning on Thursday night at Tropical Park.
Sunset’s defense limited the Sharks (1-6, 1-5) to just two first downs and 67 total yards on homecoming. It forced five turnovers, including two fumbles recovered for touchdowns by Jonathan Esquivel and Denzel Mena.
Since a season-opening loss to Palmetto, the Knights (7-1, 7-0) have won seven games in a row. They have shut out three opponents.
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Tarik Peters: Ran twice for 53 yards and a touchdown. Caught two passes for 37 yards and another score.
Javier Zuniga: Led Sunset’s rushing attack with 15 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown.
THEY SAID IT
“Our coach always stresses, ‘Don’t get too big-headed.’ We had a big pep rally today. He kept telling us to stay positive since we came through a bad season and came back stronger. He kept stressing, ‘Stay together, stay level-headed and don’t get too big-headed.”
— Tarik Peters, Sunset senior athlete
Christina De Nicola