Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Preseason football: Northeast 7, Osceola 7

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


Preseason football: Northeast 7, Osceola 7 08/26/11 [Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2011 10:36pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Muslim faith greater than fear for Wharton's Rania Samhouri (w/video)


    TAMPA — Rania Samhouri graduated Monday night from Wharton High School, and many times throughout the ceremony she flashed back to a moment that changed her life.

     Rania Samhouri stretches after track practice on Monday April 24, 2017 at Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida. Rania, who is Muslim, recently started wearing her hijab during track competitions. She graduates from Wharton this year and will attend University of South Florida on scholarship next year.
  2. Bucs' Doug Martin relying on strength from drug rehab to power his return


    TAMPA — He would not talk about the drug he abused. He would not identify the rehab facility he entered in January or how long he was there.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin participates in an "open OTA practice" at One Buc Place, the team's training facility, in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
  3. NCAA: Former USF basketball assistant gave improper benefits


    TAMPA — Former USF men's basketball assistant coach Oliver Antigua provided impermissible benefits, including lodging at his home, for two prospective student-athletes while they received on-campus tutoring, according to findings reported to the school by the NCAA.

  4. Back to .500, Rays feel ready to roll (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Who wants to be mediocre? Middling? Average? Run-of-the-mill?

    Rays catcher Jesus Sucre tags out the Angels’ Mike Trout trying to score from second base after a perfect peg from rightfielder Steven Souza Jr. in the first inning.
  5. Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. preserves shutout with perfect throw

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The closest the Angels came to scoring off RHP Matt Andriese in Thursday's 4-0 Rays victory occurred in the first inning, when DH Mike Trout tried to score from second on a single to right. But the throw from RF Steven Souza Jr. was on the money, and Trout was out.

    "That …

    Colby Rasmus collects high fives and shoulder rubs after driving in all four of the Rays’ runs in their victory Thursday. Rasmus had two run-scoring hits a day after hitting a home run.