ST. PETERSBURG — Northeast and Osceola played to a 7-7 preseason kickoff classic tie Friday.
After a fumble on Osceola's opening possession, Northeast took over at the Warriors' 37. Freshman quarterback Ryan Davis led the Vikings to a touchdown, throwing a 21-yard TD pass to Auggie Sanchez for a 7-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Osceola got its offense going thanks to a couple of long runs, including a 16-yarder by Zach Bashoor. But the Warriors were stopped on downs.
Early in the third quarter, the Warriors got another great opportunity when Northeast went for it on fourth down at its own 33 and couldn't convert. Osceola responded immediately on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Matyk to Lidell Golden.
On Northeast's next possession, Warriors linebacker Kyle Brittain intercepted Davis at the 36-yard line. But Bashoor fumbled the ball away on the next play. The JV finished out the game.
"I liked the effort; they played real hard, we have some kids that have had success at the JV level the last couple of years and we hope that carries over," Osceola coach George Palmer said.
Colby Cole, Times correspondent