Seminoles rout Lions 51-8
Osceola exploded for five second quarter touchdowns, including two in the last minute of the half, and went on to smash Manila 51-8 in 3A-3 conference football action Friday night at Lion Field.
The Seminoles got on the board in the first quarter when quarterback Carl Miner connected with Trey Moore on an 11-yard scoring pass at the 2:52 mark.
Osceola put their high-powered offense in full throttle in the second period. Running back Jariq Scales scored on runs of 32 and 45 yards to up the Seminole lead to 19-0. Miner found a streaking Greg Hooks on a 45-yard touchdown pass with 2:47 left before intermission, giving Osceola a 26-0 lead. Poole’s 52-yard scamper with 52 seconds remaining before half increased the Seminole advantage to 32-0. Miner raced into the end zone from 26 yards out with just two ticks showing on the clock, giving Osceola a 38-0 bulge at the half.
Titus Harris’ one-yard plunge in the third quarter made it a 44-0 game. Manila got on the scoreboard early in the fourth period when quarterback Layne Sims hit Zack Morris for a 30-yard touchdown strike. Sims and Morris teamed up for the two-point conversion pass to trim the Seminole lead to 44-8.
Osceola closed out the scoring when Poole darted 42 yards with 4:20 remaining to set the final score.
Osceola (4-2, 3-0) finished the night with a whopping 534 yards of total offense, including 405 on the ground. Miner hit six of nine passes for 129 yards and two scores. The Seminole quarterback also rushed five times for 50 yards. Scales ran five times for 123 yards and two touchdowns while Deanthony Poole finished with two carries for 98 yards and a pair of scores.
The Lions were held to 141 yards total offense, 81 through the air and 60 on the ground.
Manila (3-3, 1-2) will visit Newport Friday night for another 3A-3 conference game.