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Fri. October 25, 2013 | Colby Cole

Palm Harbor — Jamil Morris capped a 99-yard drive with a touchdown run then Wilan Harvey ran in the two-point conversion as Osceola overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit.

The win gives the Warriors (5-3) momentum for next week’s Class 6A, District 7 matchup with Venice. Second-place Venice (1-1) sits a half-game ahead of Osceola (0-1).

“At halftime, we had to regroup and get back to what we do” Osceola coach George Palmer said. “Venice is one of the best teams in the state, and we’ll have to play our best football to beat them.”

Tyler Kaminski (205 yards passing, 57 rushing) helped the Hurricanes (4-4) take the lead with a touchdown run and two touchdown passes. His 70-yarder to Dominic Bonelli (four catches, 133 yards) made it 14-7 in the first quarter.

Osceola’s comeback began in the third quarter after a bad field goal snap by PHU. It capitalized immediately on Morris’ 51-yard touchdown run. PHU responded with an 80-yard touchdown run by Stephen Charron, but it was called back due to holding. It still drove to the Osceola 1. But Kaminski was stuffed on third down, and he fumbled on fourth.

Osceola then drove 99 yards — all runs — capped by Morris’ 1-yarder. The Warriors went for two, which Harvey ran in for the lead.
Osceola rushed for 477 yards, 248 (and three touchdowns) by Morris. Quadarius Patterson added 106 yards.

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