GULFPORT — Boca Ciega scored 25 consecutive points to rally from a 21-8 deficit and beat Pinellas Park 33-21 on Friday.
Pinellas Park (2-3) struck first when cornerback Kha'Zorey Blackshear picked off Shaquille Bradford's pass and returned it 65 yards for a score.
The Patriots took their biggest lead of the game in the third quarter on senior Michael Smith's 14-yard touchdown run.
Two plays later, Bogie's Kevin Smarwt broke off a 65-yard touchdown run. After a Pinellas Park punt, Smarwt found the end zone for the second time, this time from 12 yards to tie it at 21.
After forcing a punt early in the fourth, the Pirates (2-2) broke the tie on Brandon Dillard's 84-yard run. Dillard finished with 143 yards on 11 carries. As a team, the Pirates had 303 yards on 26 carries.
Max Martinez, Times correspondent