Football: Alonso 38, King 34

TAMPA — Down four with less than two minutes left, King drove 82 yards, but Alonso held strong and stopped a run at its 4-yard line as time expired to cap a 38-34 victory.

Second-half adjustments were the key for Alonso. After trailing 20-12 at halftime and by 15 in the third quarter, quarterback Brandon Hawkins took over. He threw for four touchdowns and completing 8-for-11 passing for 185 yards.

King's poor defensive execution in the second half and its 17 penalties proved lethal.

Alonso coach Brian Emanuel emphasized how special this game was, especially for a team with a roster of just 35 players.

"These 35 might be low in numbers," Emanuel said. "But they're huge in heart."

Miles Parks, Times correspondent

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Football: Alonso 38, King 34 09/17/11 [Last modified: Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:20am]

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