Week two of Friday night varsity football in and around Osceola County brought plenty of action, including continued big offensive play by Osceola High School, as the Kowboys shutdown the Cypress Creek Bears 56-0, and St. Cloud High School, who soared past Gateway 43-0.
Both schools’ coaches have said “it’s just great to be back playing football on Friday nights.” That’s easy to say when combined the two teams have scored over 192 points in two games (Kowboys with 112 and the Bulldogs with 80). The Kowboys and Bulldogs will meet next will meet next Friday, so be ready for an aerial slugfest.
Osceola showed Cypress Creek no mercy last night with a 56 point victory over the visiting Bears. The Kowboys kept it balanced by scoring in bundles on the ground, through the air and on special teams with two blocked punts, both for a TD.
Coach Doug Nichols said his running backs were all impressive, including Ja’Randy Swint who had a big game rushing and scoring. We’ll adjust our Positive Impact Players of the game to all the Osceola backs, as they were basically unstoppable all night.
At Gateway High School, the Panthers were hoping to leverage home field advantage after last week’s 44-8 loss to Olympia, but the Dawgs ended the hope just 4 minutes into the game after Bulldog QB Garhett King completed a 45 TD pass #84 Alejandro Negron jr for 6, and from there it was on. Last week’s Positively Osceola Positive Impact Player of the game, Patrick Forsythe bursted out of the Bulldog backfield with a 49 yard run that ended on the one-yard line. Two plays later on a quarterback keeper Garhett King ran it in for 6 more, and after the point after attempt was good, it was 14-0 in the first quarter. The 2nd quarter brought another pair of TD’s including a 10-yard power run up the middle by Patrick Forsythe at the end of the first half.
After a big pick by #11 Azariah Williams, the dawgs office was handed back the ball and capitalized on a 50 yard TD pass to #32 Jack Rillings, who was also last week’s Positive Impact player of the game. The Dawgs added one more TD, along with a 2 point conversion with a running clock underway, and that would be it in the way of scoring for the night, with the Bulldogs winning 43-0 over the Panthers. Next week the Bulldogs will host the Kowboys for what should be an aerial slugfest.
In other games in and around Osceola:
Freedom took out Celebration 41-34
Bishop Moore beat Tohopekaliga 35-14
Liberty fought past George Jenkins in Lakeland 16-12
Winter Haven dominated Poinciana 51-3
Lake Whales beat Harmony 52-21