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Football: Plant City 22, Brandon 20

BRANDON — Plant City (4-4, 2-2) edged out a victory 22-20 in a seesaw battle with Brandon (1-7, 1-3) Friday. Sophomore kicker Jorge Navarrette connected on a winning 35-yard field goal with 1:42 to play. Brandon's final drive ended at the Raiders' 30-yard line, as Brandon Jones failed to complete four consecutive passes.

The Raiders leaned on the run en route to the tight victory. Senior Jordan Robinson scored Plant City's first touchdown and finished with 16 carries for 71 yards. But perhaps the biggest offensive play of the night came through the air. Down 14-12 with just more than 11 minutes to play, senior running back Colby Diers perfectly executed a fake field-goal attempt, finding Quenton Williams for an 11-yard gain and a first down. Senior quarterback Nick Rodriguez capped off the drive with a 1-yard sneak to put the Raiders up 19-14.

Jacob Stewart, Times correspondent

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Football: Plant City 22, Brandon 20 10/26/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:31am]
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