Weeki Wachee overcame a 15-point halftime deficit on the road Friday to force overtime and eke out the first district win in school history, 29-22 over Interlachen.
"We didn't give up," coach Mark Lee said. "We fought adversity head-on and came out winning."
The Hornets (2-6, 1-5) struggled in the first half, falling behind 22-7 thanks to a long drive, a long touchdown run and an interception returned for a score.
"Offensively we weren't doing anything good," Lee said.
But the Hornets finally battled back in the third quarter behind better blocking and an offense that found some rhythm.
Sophomore Marcus Allen threw three touchdown passes — all to Jon King — to tie the game.
"They responded," Lee said.
And they finally clinched it in overtime, when Allen timed a pitch perfectly to Jacob Cimino, who rushed 4 yards for the winning touchdown.
Matt Baker, Times staff writer