SEMINOLE — Countryside (6-2) rebounded from last week's tough district loss to East Lake to dispose of Seminole on Friday night. The Cougars played flawless football in the second half on the way to a 35-21 win.
Both teams came out a little flat in the initial stages of the first quarter. Aaron Dever hooked up with Ja'Quanne Dickens on a 52-yard pass and catch to put the Warhawks up 7-0. Trent Chmelik responded with a 60-yard touchdown pass to Sylvester Kimbrough to tie the score at 7, which stood until halftime.
Dante Satcher marched in from 5 yards out to give the Cougars their first lead, 14-7, in the third quarter. Michael Johnson added a score from a yard out for a 21-7 cushion.
Dever later connected with Matt Wonsick for a 14-yard touchdown to make it a game at 21-14. Satcher would race untouched on 40-yard touchdown run as the Cougars stretched the lead to 28-14.
But Seminole was not to be denied, as Dever hooked up with Jamaal Jackson for a 5-yard touchdown to make it a one-score game. The Cougars capped scoring on a fluke interception return of a yard.
"The offensive line played excellent in the second half," coach Jared Davis said. "We have got to get better."
Seminole's Ra'Quanne Dickens had 33 carries for 228 yards.
Phillip Haywood, Times correspondent