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St. Petersburg 20, Seminole 2

Published Oct. 18, 2005

Corinthian Sirmans rushed for one touchdown and scored another on a 61-yard pass-run play Friday night to lead St. Petersburg to a 20-2 victory over Seminole in a Class 4A, District 10 game marred by a bench-clearing brawl. St. Petersburg (3-2 in the district, 3-5 overall) won its third straight in the district. Seminole dropped to 0-3, 2-5.

The Green Devils scored on their first possession, driving 75 yards in 10 plays. Quarterback Marcus Tukes hit wide receiver Ryan Estevez from 10 yards out on an option rollout play with 3:55 left in the opening period. The snap for the extra point was fumbled.

Later, Jeff Robinson's fumble recovery set up the Devils at the Seminole 27 and three plays later, Sirmans sprinted in from 10 yards out with 6:58 left in the third quarter.

Terrence Ware's interception gave the Devils another shot at their 39-yard line. Tukes found Sirmans open down the middle for the 61-yard score with 5:10 left in the third period. Sirmans rushed for 54 yards, Wayne Newton for 51 and Tukes for 50 as the Green Devils amassed 249 yards in total offense.

The Warhawks gained their two points when a Green Devils' punt snap sailed through the end zone.

Seminole sophomore quarterback Mike Sage, filling in for injured starter Heath Bukolt, was the game's second-leading rusher with 57 yards on 13 carries. He completed only two of 13 passes for 40 yards against a constant Green Devils rush. Melvin Dukes rushed for 71 yards on 10 carries for the Warhawks.

The fight erupted with 3:48 left in the game and lasted about five minutes before game officials and school administrators could break up several individual battles.