LARGO — Seminole scored 21 unanswered points and then held off an Indian Rocks Christian rally for a 21-18 preseason victory Friday night.
After IRC jumped out to a 10-0 lead, the Warhawks responded with a 13-yard touchdown by running back Trevor Ralph. Quarterback Aaron Dever followed up four minutes later, hitting Matthew Wonsick on a corner route for a 20-yard touchdown that put Seminole ahead for good.
The Warhawks kept the IRC defense on its toes with a mix of running and passing plays. Dever connected with DeAries Pittman on a play-action pass for another touchdown early in the fourth quarter to extend Seminole's lead.
But the Eagles didn't go quietly. They produced a steady drive down the field that culminated in freshman running back Zeke McGaughey scoring from 3 yards out. McGaughey converted the two-point try, bringing the Eagles to within a field goal with 4:52 to play.
After a deep kickoff pinned them inside their own 15, the Warhawks converted two key third downs in the last two minutes and ran out the clock.
Max Martinez, Times correspondent