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Southeast wins a double-overtime thriller 21-20

It was a packed house in Bradenton tonight as the Southeast Seminoles were playing host to the 10-1 Winter Haven Blue Devils.  And right from the bat you could tell that these were two evenly matched teams as both teams were able to drive on one another but just could seem to find the endzone.

Southeast eventually drew first blood before half...but it wasn't long before Winter Haven evened it up with a score of their own.  However they missed the extra point and were left trailing 6-7. 

In the 3rd, Southeast rattled off one more score to make it 14-6.  But once the 4th quarter came around, Winter Haven knew it was their last chance and they marched all the way down the field, finishing with a TD pass from QB Levi Borders. With the score now 12-14 they had no choice but to go for two, which they successfully completed with about 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter. 

During the last four minutes of regulation, both teams stalled as they looked for a game winning field goal.  So as the game moved into the overtime, the scoreboard read 14-14.

In the first overtime, both teams missed their field goal try, so the game went into double-overtime. It was there that Southeast scored a touchdown as Dyron Speights hooked up with Myles Braxton-Johnson.

So with their backs against the wall, Winter Haven had to score and that they did as Levi Borders connected with Michael Easton to make it 20-21...  However that was as close as Winter Haven would get to sending the game into triple overtime...Southeast blocked the extra point,  and the whole stadium erupted as the home team was victorious.



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