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Football: St. Petersburg 24, Osceola 21

SEMINOLE — St. Petersburg picked up its first win of the season, defeating Osceola 24-21.

With the score tied at 14 early in the fourth quarter, St. Petersburg drove 50 yards to set up a 27-yard field goal by Sean Covington. On the ensuing kickoff, Osceola fumbled and St. Petersburg recovered at the Osceola 35.

St. Petersburg slowly moved the ball downfield, taking five minutes off the clock before capping the drive with a 3-yard run by Maurice Hemingway. He led the Green Devils with 87 yards on 13 carries.

Facing a 10-point deficit with two minutes left, the Warriors drove 80 yards and scored on a 5-yard pass from Andrew Matyk to Kevin Harritt. On the onside kick Elliot Hayes fell on the ball to secure the victory.

"It was the hardest-earned win I can remember for this team," coach Joe Fabrizio said.

Colby Cole, Times correspondent

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Football: St. Petersburg 24, Osceola 21 09/16/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:10pm]
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