TAMPA — Steinbrenner evened its record at 5-5 thanks to a three-touchdown performance from senior Kendall Pearcey.
Pearcey returned the opening kick 80 yards to the Middleton 10, but the Tigers (2-9) blocked a field goal attempt and later kicked one themselves to lead 3-0.
Pearcey's 74-yard dash on the next drive gave the Warriors a 7-3 lead. He added two 2-yard runs and finished with 105 yards.
"That win meant everything to me," he said. "The touchdowns don't mean much other than stats and it looks good to colleges … but I wanted to go out with a win. I feel like I've been with this program since I was just a baby."
"This group of seniors is the first group to go through the program for four years so it was very important to us to give them a win," coach Andres Perez-Reinaldo said.
David Rice, Times correspondent