PINELLAS PARK — For the first time in 15 years, Pinellas Park can boast that it's a district champion, taking the Class 7A-9 title with a 35-14 win over Seminole.
"It's great for the kids," coach Ken Crawford said. "They did a great job. They played so hard."
Pinellas Park (6-3) led 21-0 in the second quarter after TD runs of 30 and 52 yards by Tahrelle Mosley.
The Warhawks (2-7) got a 21-yard TD run by Justin Coley in the third quarter. But Garrett Nevitt answered with a 15-yard TD. He finished with 117 yards.
The game was delayed for a half hour in the third quarter when Patriots defensive back Josh Dallas hit Seminole's Brandon Haley as he reached for a pass. Haley, whose head appeared to take the brunt of the collision, left on a stretcher but gave a thumbs-up sign.
Anthony Salveggi, Times correspondent