The Seminole Ridge High School freshman football team traveled to Jupiter High School on Oct. 4, returning with a hard-fought 16-13 victory.
The Baby Hawks took their first possession of the game after a Jupiter punt. Wingbacks Joey Schergen and Derrius Austin tore off chunks of Warrior territory, with Austin scoring his sixth touchdown of the season on a sweep to the left. The 2-point conversion, also scored by Austin, put the Hawks up 8-0.
In the second quarter, while the Jupiter quarterback dropped back to pass, outside linebacker Michael Beets broke through the Jupiter line and sacked the Warrior signal caller, causing a fumble.
Defensive lineman Jefferson Cassion scooped up the loose ball and sprinted 35 yards for his touchdown. Fullback Morgan Roland carried the 2-point conversion in to up the SRHS lead to 16-0.
The second half of the contest saw no further scoring from Seminole Ridge. Late into the last quarter, the Jupiter team mounted their own comeback attempt. Switching quarterbacks, the Warriors moved slowly down the field, shaving time off the clock.
Jupiter was finally able to crack the Hawk goal line, but their attempt to keep pace failed, leaving the Hawks with a 10-point lead. Another late Jupiter touchdown and extra point brought the game to an end, with Seminole Ridge improving its record to 4-1.