Palmetto Football Falls Victim to the Spartans

Last night’s game ended in an unfortunate loss for Palmetto, the final score coming out to 34-31. The St. Pete Lakewood Spartan’s took an immediate lead scoring six points with seven minutes and 38 seconds left in the first quarter.

“It was disappointing. Our football team has worked really hard to fix some flaws in our game this past week,” said junior Danny Urbina.

The Tigers fell behind and entered halftime down by 10 points (20-10). However, once the third quarter began, Palmetto kicked it up a level, taking the lead with five minutes and 27 seconds left in the third quarter.

Throughout the third quarter, an intense rivalry ensues as both teams valiantly score back and forth. The Tigers end the third quarter still with the lead (31-26), but at the end of the fourth quarter, with roughly six minutes left on the clock, St. Pete Lakewood scores on a pass and brings us our final score of 34-31.

“We played a good game though,” explained Urbina. “If one or two plays would have went our way that did not, we could have come up with the win… we just need to keep improving in areas of our game that are weaker at this point in the season.”

The student section, cheerleaders, Dazzlers, and our beloved mascot did everything in their power to keep up a good spirit throughout the game, however it proved, at times, difficult.

“I wish [the team] would be more aggressive and really give the fans something to cheer for. I feel like the student section should never have a reason to sit down. That’s the fight I think they needed tonight,” said senior Grayson Carlton.

Win or lose, it’s great to be a Palmetto Tiger. Be sure to come support the team again at next week’s home game against Clearwater Countryside at 7:30 PM.