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Warriors offense bring Pirates to their knees

In its first two games this season, Boca Ciega surrendered just one touchdown.

Then Osceola came to town and scored twice on two plays.

The Warriors gave up an early Boca Ciega touchdown, then dominated on their way to a 41-12 victory that left both teams 2-1.

"The kids played real well tonight on both sides of the ball," Osceola coach George Palmer said. "And it was nice to get those first two. (Sergio) Allen threw two perfect strikes."

After Alex Cook recovered a Boca Ciega fumbled snap on a punt at the Pirate 24 in the first quarter, Allen hit Jamie Stock on a 23-yard fly pattern down the right sideline. Vinny Gianfrancesco's kick gave Osceola a 7-6 lead.

After the Pirates went three and out, Allen threw a 62-yard touchdown to Justin Hart to make it 14-6.

Another Boca Ciega fumble on its first possession of the second quarter led to the first of two Dominic Madry touchdown runs..

Osceola's final score came with 58 seconds to play on a 5-yard run by Milo Mitchell.

Boca Ciega started fast, driving 75 yards on six plays. Terrell Skinner found Mike Lindsey on a 36-yard scoring pass to cap the drive. That was all the Pirates could manage until early in the fourth, when Skinner connected with Louis Tillman on a 9-yard touchdown pass to make it 27-12.

"Bonehead mistakes," Boca Ciega coach Jean Gordon said. "They dominated. I can't say anything against them."

Jamie Stock intercepted two passes in the second half, his first stopping a Pirates drive at the Osceola 5. He returned it to the Pirate 34; six plays later Bryce Williams scored.

Ben Paul also had an interception for Osceola, and Cook had two fumble recoveries.

Allen was 4 of 5 for 99 yards and two touchdowns, and Ryan Thompson gained 82 yards on 13 attempts for Osceola. Skinner was 11 for 19 for 165 yards with two scores and three interceptions.