ST. PETERSBURG — Coach Floyd Graham didn't want Steinbrenner to become complacent after last week's win over Bloomingdale.
So the Warriors had 363 yards and four touchdowns on the ground to beat St. Petersburg Catholic 31-14.
"We're finally healthy, and that makes a big difference," Graham said. "We played the first few games down 12 guys."
Steinbrenner struck first with a 12-play, 55-yard drive capped by Shaheen Bartheau's 10-yard run.
The Barons fought back to take a 14-7 lead into halftime. But it was all Warriors from there.
They opened the second half with a 16-play, 77-yard drive that Christian Carrier finished with a 1-yard plunge. The two-point conversion gave Steinbrenner a 15-14 lead.
"We gave up two big plays in the first half, and I challenged our defense to play better in the second half," Graham said.
Nathan Cowan, Times correspondent