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Football: Freedom 25, Steinbrenner 19

TAMPA — Steinbrenner had its most productive offensive series on the final drive, but a failure to convert on fourth and 10 with 39 seconds left allowed Freedom to come away with a 25-19 district win at home.

Junior Taylor King was 9-for-13 for 148 yards and two touchdowns passing for Freedom (2-2). His second touchdown was the difference when he found senior wide receiver Alunte Fleshman for a 90-yarder in the third quarter.

Tyler McClain jumped on Andre Folkes' fumble in the end zone, bringing Steinbrenner (1-3) within six. But the Warriors offense never had a touchdown. Their only other score was an 80-yard kickoff return by RB Pearcey Kendall.

"We had a lot of penalties, so we've got a lot to clean up for sure, but our kids work hard," Patriots coach Todd Donohoe said.

Joe Polito, Times correspondent

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Football: Freedom 25, Steinbrenner 19 09/22/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:06am]
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