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Springstead Stuffs Pasco in OT

By Danny Aiello Jr

Twitter: @DannyAielloJr


For the second straight week, Jordan Wright led an outburst from the Springstead offense, and the Eagles didn’t turn it over en route to a 44-43 overtime victory against Pasco.

Wright set a season-high in rushing with 95 yards, scoring on runs of 27 and 8 yards, while also hitting TJ Owens on a 9-yard score for Springstead (3-5, 1-3 6A-6).

Owens added two rushing touchdowns (52,3) along with 72 yards on five carries, while Randy Morgan chipped in 119 yards on 11 carries and an 86-yard touchdown.

Despite trailing 20-7 at the half, Pasco would come storming back in the second half, led by quarterback Mike Pentix who was 12-of-21 for 136 yards and touchdowns of 18 and 6 yards.

Tied at 37 at the end of regulation, the game really began.

Springstead got the ball first and on 3rd-and-goal from the 8-yard line Wright took over. Rolling out he saw nobody open and decided to run for the goal, diving from the two-yard line for the score. The PAT gave the Eagles a 44-37 lead.

Pentix had an answer, as he had all night, finding Jakiah Felder cutting the lead to 44-43.

Instead of the game-tying PAT, Pasco went for the win on a 2-point conversion.

Pentix tried to run it in but was stuffed, sending the Eagles home happy, and with momentum for their season finale at county-rival Weeki Wachee.

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