In a year when nothing is a given, and being able to complete a full season of Varsity High School was a long shot, the Kowboys from Osceola High School have made it to the State Championship and will face the undefeated Seminoles of Seminole High School at 1 pm at Tallahassee’s Doak Campbell Stadium.
The (11-0) Seminoles took out Deland, Sandalwood, and Bartam Trail on their way to facing the (9-2) Kowboys this Saturday, and the Kowboys moved past Palm Harbor University, Riverview Sarasota, Newsome, and Palmetto to lock them into the Class A State Championship.
Last Saturday was a low scoring battle in Miami, with the Kowboys’ Alvin Lee blocking a Palmetto 38-yard field goal try followed by Bo Mascoe returning it 80 yards for a TD with 5:15 left. After a Kowboys safety with just over 4 min remaining, that would be it for Palmetto, and Osceola was headed to the Championship game.
So, how will the trip to Tallahassee look for the Kowboys? We spoke to Osceola Head Coach Doug Nichols who said, “We play at 1:00 on Saturday, so we would have to leave at 5:30 in the morning and try to eat on the way, and we just didn’t think that was feasible. So, instead, we are going up on Friday and will have to get hotel rooms and pay for a bus for two days. This way we can do our walk-through practice at FSU’s indoor facility, get up Saturday morning, and prepare for the game at 1:00.”
That’s an expensive venture that’s not in the Kowboys’ budget, especially during a time when COVID-19 has placed so much pressure on budgets.
So, the Kowboys need the help of the community. Businesses, organizations, and individuals who would like to show their support can do so easily. Imagine the confidence boost the Kowboy team will feel knowing their community is behind them in this Saturday’s game. Just click on the button below, and make a financial donation of any kind. Whether it’s small, or on the large side, it will help allow the Kowboys to travel to Talahassee the day before the game, and give them the best shot possible to win the Classs 8A State Championship.