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October 4, 2013
Winter Springs (3-2, 2-0 in 7A-4) held on to beat visiting Oak Ridge (3-3, 2-1) 25-20 in an instant classic.
Both offenses struggled to get it going in the first half however Winter Springs was able to take an early lead on a Sean O'Kennedy 25-yard field goal late in the 2nd quarter to give the Bears a 3-0 lead going into halftime.
On the shoulders of RB Santo Rodriguez the Bear's offense started rolling in the second half. Rodriguez carried the ball 37 times for 176 yards, a touchdown and a fumble.
Bear's QB Anthony Siciliano found a groove and completed 4 of his 5 passes for 63 yards and also rushed for a 1-yard touchdown.
Trailing by four late in the fourth quarter Winter Springs' Brenton Nelson returned an 85-yard kick off return for a touchdown immediately following an Oak Ridge scoring drive. The Bears then completed a 2-point conversion to take an 18-14 lead that they would refuse to relinquish, going on to win 25-20.
Oak Ridge was led on offense by QB Jerrell Antoine who completed 15-26 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns, both to WR Nyqwan Murray, while also adding 47 yards on the ground that included a 3-yard score. Murray hauled in nine catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns.