Osceola High School returned home to Kissimmee Friday AS night Regional 4 Champions after their 17-7 victory over Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida. That’s the fifth regional championship for Head Coach Doug Nichols over his 11-year career in Kissimmee.
It was all defense for the #Kowboys as Jeremiah Wilson led the Defense with two of the Kowboys’ three interceptions.
Kowboy;’ linebacker Nolin Eaddy picked up a fumble in the first quarter and ran 36 yards for 6 after snatching the ball from a Wolves runner’s grip.
After a scoreless 2nd quarter, Kowboy’s kicker Spencer Richards knocked through a big 44-yard field goal that made it a two-score game early in the second half.
Newsome got on the scoreboard with 2:32 left in the 3rd quarter with a tipped and almost picked off 57 yard TD pass to Wolves receiver Matt Wingo from QB Kamarii Austin to make it a 3 point game, way too close for the visitors’ stand filled with Kowboys fans.
The Koyboys sealed the deal in the 4th with a 3-yards run by Ja’Randy Swint, who rushed for over 100 yards in Class 8A Region 2 win.
In Positively Osceola’s post-game interview on the field, Coach Nichols said the defense played very well (and they did), but the offense struggled to get first downs. The Kowboys only had one touchdown drive of the night. Penalties held them back.
Osceola faces Miami-Palmetto on Saturday in Miami as the Kowboys continue on the path towards a hopeful state championship.