SEMINOLE — It took one seemingly effortless opening drive for Osceola to set the tone in a blowout victory over Dunedin on Friday. In the process the Warriors may have put their next opponent, Pinellas County power Largo, on high notice.
The Warriors (3-2) rushed for 363 yards and put this one away early, scoring touchdowns on five of their first six possessions. Jamil Morris led a backfield that calls itself the “three-headed monster,” but proved it has many more who can carry the ball, by gaining a game-high 98 yards on 15 carries. He capped Osceola’s first two drives with scoring runs of 3 and 20 yards, while his 21-yarder early in the third quarter pushed the score to 42-0.
“We’ve been executing well offensively and we’re going to have to do that if we’re going to make it a game against Largo,” said Osceola coach George Palmer. “We have to run the ball and get first downs like we did (Friday night) to keep the game in doubt.”
The Warriors’ stout defense was at its best. Osceola held Dunedin (1-4) to just 36 total yards, two first downs, no third-down conversions on eight attempts and forced three turnovers.
Dunedin 0 0 0 0 — 0
Osceola 21 14 14 0 — 49
O – Morris 3 run (pass failed)
O – Morris 20 run (Harvey run)
O – Allan 15 run (Stephany kick)
O – Coca 26 run (Stephany kick)
O – Harvey 24 pass from Allan (Stephany kick)
O – Morris 21 run (Stephany kick)
O – Brittan 9 run (Stephany kick)