SEMINOLE — Pinellas Park (4-3, 2-0) used a powerful running game and a few pinpoint passes to beat Seminole (1-7, 0-3) 49-8 in a Class 5A, District 9 matchup.
The Patriots were led by running backs Michael Smith and Oraian Bentley and fullback Tony Murphy. Smith had seven carries for 72 yards and one touchdown, Bentley three carries for 60 yards and one touchdown, and Murphy four carries for 85 yards.
They received help from quarterback Jessie Hevia, who was 4 of 8 passing for 65 yards and three touchdowns, to Smith, wide receiver Kylieel Robinson and offensive lineman Travontae Butler.
The Warhawks were led by running back Brandon Feinberg, who had six carries for 73 yards and the lone touchdown.
Lauren Burg, Times correspondent