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Football: Osceola 14, Seminole 13

SEMINOLE — Osceola put together a late-game drive and earned its first win of the season Friday, 14-13 over Seminole.

A bad snap on a Seminole punt in the fourth quarter resulted in a safety, cutting the Warhawks' lead to 13-8.

Later in the quarter Cody Lighthiser led the Warriors downfield. With less than 16 seconds remaining, Josh Townsend bulled into the end zone from 7 yards out.

"All week we have had to overcome obstacles and in this game we had several turnovers, but we did not let them stop us," Osceola coach George Palmer said. "We pretty much won this game with a solid week of practice."

Osceola (1-3) struck first, scoring on a nine-play, 74-yard drive capped by a 5-yard run from Zach Bashoor.

Seminole (0-5) did all of its scoring in the fourth quarter. Adam Atkinson returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown. Another interception, this one by Brandon Trezza, gave the Warhawks the lead.

Lighthiser led the Osceola rushing attack with 105 yards on 14 carries.

Phillip Haywood, Times correspondent

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