Clearwater Beacon Volume XXV No. 40 Page 10A Friday October 25, 2013
Crosstown rivals the Calvary Christian Warriors and the Clearwater Central Catholic (CCC) Marauders battled in a 3A District 5 football match up at Warrior Stadium on Friday October 18th. The Marauders came out on top winning 47-23 and continued their winning streak to five straight games. CCC will face off against the Admiral Farragut Bluejackets and Calvary Christian will face off against Shorecrest Prep Chargers on Friday. (Above) Calvary Christian Quarterback Jeremy Wood tries to gain some yards running outside the CCC defense. CCC Left Back Brandon Junk takes Wood down preventing him from getting a first down.
By Brad Richardson, Bright House Sports Network
Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12:45 AM
PALM HARBOR -- The Osceola football team is getting hot as the weather cools.
The Warriors logged their third-straight win -- a come-from-behind 22-21 decision over Palm Harbor University -- on Friday night.
For Osceola Head Coach George Palmer, being on this streak couldn’t have come at a better time in the season.
“We take pride in going from play to play and of course like every team we love winning, said Palmer. “We tried to throw the ball a lot tonight, but we found out it worked better to rush the field. When you have Jamil Morris and Quadarious Patterson, they will make sure they get the job done.”
The Hurricanes would score first after a pass from Tyler Kaminski to Dominick Bonelli would bring first and goal, and Kaminski would run the ball in for a touchdown.
Osceola would answer back with a 70-yard run setting up Jamil Morris to take it in for his first touchdown of the game.
With 29 seconds left in the first quarter, Kaminski would throw a 70-yard pass to Dominic Bonelli to put the Canes back on top, 14-7.
Tanner Tinsley would also score to put PHU up 21-7 at the half.
The game appeared to be PHU’s favor, but according to Palmer, the game was not over yet and they came back ready to repair the mistakes they made.
“They definitely outplayed us in the first half,” said Palmer. “Defensive coaches made some adjustments in the second with their short games turning them into long games. We had to make some decisions in trying to stop their passing game.”
The comeback started with Morris' second touchdown of the night on a 51-yard run to cut the lead to 21-14.
The Warriors got a big turnover when they stopped Kaminski on a 4th-and-1 at the end of the third quarter.
Morris then ran in the final touchdown of the game, with Wilan Harvey scoring the two-point conversion that would be the difference in the 22-21 final.
Next week, Osceola’s (6-3) last home game of the season will be against Venice and PHU’s (4-4) will be against Manatee High School.
“We are going to have to play our best football against Venice to keep the game from getting away from us,” said Palmer. “We can’t make the mistakes we did tonight when we come Friday to playing them. They are one of the best teams in the state for a reason.”
Volume XXXV No. 29 October 24, 2013 Page 1A
Twenty-four bands from around Pinellas and Hillsborough County competed in the 37th Annual Seminole Sound Spectacular at Seminole High School on Oct. 5. competition. The Tarpon Springs Outdoor Performance Ensemble was crowned Grand Champion and 1st Place in AAAA-Platinum Division with an overall score of 84.80. They also took home top prize for Best Brass, Auxiliary, Drum Major, Woodwinds and Percussion in the AAAA-Platinum Division. As hosts, The Seminole Warhawk Marching Band performed during the event but did not compete. They performed their 2013 field show "What Goes Around." Above left, pictured from left are flute players Clair Hansen, Paige Jawors and Leslie Laperriere. Above right, Color Guard member, Kaylyn Fox, performs with the Seminole Warhawk Marching Band.
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By Brad Richardson, Bright House Sports Network
Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12:33 AM
CLEARWATER -- The Clearwater Central Catholic (CCC) Marauders battled against their crosstown rival the Calvary Christian Warriors in a Friday night Class 7A District 9 showdown.
The Marauders would continue their winning streak defeating the Warriors 47-23 keeping the number one spot in the district as well as preparing for districts in two weeks.
For Coach John Davis of the Marauders, it is great to have the winning streak they are on now, but it’s important to not take any team lightly.
“We were certainly very impressed on how well Calvary played, they are a team that never quits, they just keep playing hard,” said Davis. “But going into districts in a couple weeks, we need to clean up some errors that we did at this game. We put the ball on the ground and did a couple of picks, but overall we will certainly take the win.”
CCC would dominate the first half of the game. Yanni Ramos on the Marauders would kick off with the Warriors receiving.
The Marauders would score first after Eric Davis retrieved a botched punt by Warriors Kicker Cody Streger, taking it 39 yards for the touchdown. Ramos would get the extra point making it 7-0. CCC continued to score after QB Jeff Smith would get the ball to the 27 yard line before taking it in for another CCC touchdown making it 14-0.
But Calvary would get revenge when Macs Thomas intercepted the ball taking it 55 yards for the Warriors first touchdown. Streger’s kick would be blocked making the score 14-6. The Marauders would answer back after J.T. Steele would get an 85-yard kick return. Making the score 21-6 before the end of the first quarter.
“Right when the ball came to me, I unfortunately dropped it and I was like oh no this isn’t going to be good,” said Steele. “But then a pocket just opened up and my blockers did good and I just took off running. I just didn’t stop after that.”
At the start of the second, CCC's Demetri Royer would intercept QB Conor Regan’s pass getting the ball at the Calvary 21 yard line. DiQuan Walker would take it in for the touchdown.
CCC would attempt to finish the half with a 29-yard touchdown from John Brunner. But Jeremy Wood would get Calvary another touchdown making the score 34-13 before the end of the second quarter.
CCC would continue their stomping routine after J.T. Steele would go for an 80 yard touchdown making the score 40-13. The Marauders kicked would be blocked.
Calvary would answer back on 40-yard field goal by Streger. CCC would score one final time after a 50 yard run from CJ Cotman. Kicker Hallie Hopkins would get the extra point making the score 47-16.
Warrior QB Jeremy Wood would get a 25-yard pass to Zachery McGuire closing out the game 47-23.
The Marauders (6-1) will be facing Admiral Farragut while the Warriors (4-3) will be facing Shorecrest Prep.
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