Warriors focus on bouncing back from tough loss


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Junior running back Seth Boling runs the ball for a big gain against Pinellas Park.

Jake Nicholas, Writer

The Warrior football team started its season off by facing two of the strongest opponents in Pinellas County. The opening game against Pinellas Park August 26th was delayed for an hour and a half due to poor weather conditions. When the teams were finally able to start the game, the Patriots were ready for action. On their first play on offense, the Patriots rushed for a 52 yard touchdown. Osceola’s next drive didn’t end the way the Warriors had hoped.  On the third play of the offensive drive, the ball was fumbled and recovered by a Pinellas Park linebacker.

As the game went on, the team found it harder to score on the Patriots stellar defense lead by University of Florida commit Jordon Scott. The final score of the game was 44-7 in favor of Pinellas Park. “The game was a tough one not only because of who we were playing but because the field was basically underwater” explained senior offensive lineman Oscar Williams. “We made some mistakes but after watching the game film we were able to learn from it.”

This past week the Warriors played the St. Pete Green Devils at Warrior Field. The outcome was not what the Warriors were expecting, as the team lost 38 – 0. So far the Warriors have a 0-2 record, with both losses being blowouts. “We thought we were ready for St. Pete,” said Senior guard Ethan Willis, “but we just have to put this game in the past and focus on having a good week of practice so we can beat Northeast.” The next game for Osceola is a home game against Northeast at 7:30 Friday. To see the Warrior’s schedule, go to here.