TAMPA — In the second quarter of a tight 3-0 game, senior Trent Burnett hauled in a 27-yard touchdown pass to put Freedom up 10-0 over Alonso.He then dropped to a knee, head down, and pointed to the sky.Just two days prior, his stepdad, Andrew Bryant, died of cancer."It was crazy when I scored. I already knew he was watching over me and he wanted me to score more than once, more than twice," Burnett said. "We knew he was gonna pass, but we didn't know he was gonna pass this soon."Seconds later, he was swarmed by teammates who lifted him up, hitting his helmet and tugging at his jersey in celebration.The pass, thrown by junior Sebastian Cuevas, gave Freedom a bit of breathing room in the game, but on the field —for Burnett and his team — it meant so much more."It gives me chills that we were able to come out here and win for his stepdad," Cuevas said. "I didn't get to know him, but I'm sure he was the best guy he could be to Trent. He made the biggest difference in him."(That score) had to mean so much."Freedom led 16-0 at the half after tacking on two more field goals from kicker Noah Tenney, but Burnett's night was far from over.With 1:33 remaining in the third quarter, Burnett's quickness struck again, this time with a 27-yard burst up the middle after shaking off two Raven defenders.Burnett was again swarmed by his team. This time he tugged at his white jersey, displaying the No. 1 that Bryant wore when he played high school football in Philadelphia.He then pointed to his mom, who wore a shirt bearing "R.I.P #1" across the chest."He told me that if he passed, he wanted me to wear No. 1," said Burnett, who usually wears No. 7. "So I did what he told me to do. It was just a blessing to play for him and wear his number that he wore in high school."Burnett said that Bryant was big in helping with football. Getting up early in the morning to lift weights was a regular routine for the duo.On Friday, that work was put to use as Burnett finished the game with two carries for 107 yards, three receptions for 78 yards and three total touchdowns.Burnett also showed his versatility with multiple tackles and a sack on defense."He's just an athlete," said Freedom coach Floyd Graham, who celebrated the 37-8 win — his first as head coach."He plays corner for us, he plays outside linebacker for us. He returns our punts and kickoffs. He is our tailback and he's also a slot and a receiver."Burnett also doubled as an offensive coordinator in the third quarter, calling a bootleg pass that resulted in a 30-yard touchdown pass from Cuevas — his second — with 3:41 remaining to put the Patriots up 23-0."He said, 'Coach they're bitin' on me, lets run that boot pass.' And sure enough it happened, which was a great play because I feel like that was the play that put our boys over the top," Graham said.The 5-foot-8, 185-pound senior capped off the night with an 80-yard touchdown run in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.With every yard, he thought about his stepdad."He just told me he wanted me to make it and that's what I'm gonna do," Burnett said.