Warriors finish season on a high note


Josh Jones

The offense gets ready for the next play to be called at the game against Seminole.

Jake Nicholas, Writer

The Osceola Warriors came into the rivalry game last Friday against the Seminole Warhawks ready to build on their 5 year winning streak against their biggest rivals. Both teams had not had the season they were hoping for. Osceola had not won a game all season, and Seminole only had one win. Both teams knew how much this game meant not only for the teams, but also the fans. “We have been ready for the game the whole season,” said senior right tackle Tyler Cottle. “We knew how much this game meant for both teams and it would ultimately come down to who wants to win more.”

The game started off strong for the Warriors, with standout running back Josh Given scoring on an 80 yard touchdown run. That’s all the Warriors needed. Osceola’s offensive line helped fuel a 437 yard rushing game for the team. The final score of the game was 49 -35 in favor of the Warriors. “This week of practice was really intense because the whole team knew what it would mean to beat Seminole for the sixth year in a row,” said running back Josh Given who finished with 309 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.

The team was eager to get another win this Wednesday. The game was a make up for the game that was cancelled during Hurricane Matthew. Warriors started out poorly and were down at halftime to the Dunedin Falcons who hadn’t won a game the whole year. But at the start of the second half, it was like a brand new team was playing for the Warriors. In the third quarter, Osceola scored 4 touchdowns which helped propel them to 42 -30. The win meant that the Warriors finished the season on a 2 game winning streak.