GULFPORT — Boca Ciega (3-6, 2-3) used four interceptions to blow past Dixie Hollins (2-6, 0-5), winning 48-28 Friday.
Key play: We can't really call it a key play since this game was all but over at the time, but it sure was a fun one. Leading 34-14 in the third quarter, Boca Ciega ran "Viking," a reverse with a flea flicker to the center — yes, the center. Senior Larry Brown tossed a 50-yard pass to CJ Cutliff.
Key drive: Coming out of halftime clinging to a 21-14 lead, Boca Ciega senior Osby Green marched the team down the field using consecutive bubble screens. Standing at the Boca Ciega 43, Green took a read-option up the sideline, making four Dixie Hollins defenders miss before scoring a touchdown. The Pirates never looked back.
Stars of the game: Linebacker Ashland Ware had a pick-6 in the third quarter. Green finished with 251 total yards of offense. … In addition to his long touchdown catch, Cutliff also had an interception on the first play from scrimmage. It was also the Pirates' first interception on the season. … Freshman Chris Phillips came in the game late for Boca Ciega and picked up two long runs before scoring on a one-yard run. He finished with 47 yards. … Dixie Hollins' Trey Burke finished the game with 177 total yards.
Stats of the game: 35. Passing yards for Green on the Pirates' first drive, a three-and-out. … 60. Penalty yards for the Pirates on their first drive.
Final word: "We'd been planning it for a couple weeks now and it was the last game of the season. We ran it last year against Northeast and the corner played it lazy and tipped it down, so we saved it. I was so happy." — Brown