ST. PETERSBURG — Jimmy Daniel scampered 10 yards for a touchdown on Mosley’s first play from scrimmage in overtime, and the Dolphins upended St. Petersburg Lakewood 20-14 in overtime in a high school football kickoff classic Friday night.
Mosley recovered a fumble at its 2 with just over a minute left and then had to overcome a turnover of its own at the Dolphin 19 with 20 seconds remaining. The Dolphin defense turned back Lakewood four times to force overtime — Ezra Gray broke up a pass on fourth down — and Mosley came up big again with another defensive stand on Lakewood’s first possession of the extra period.
Mosley took over at the Spartan 10, and Daniel raced up the middle for the game-winning score on the first snap.
Dolphins quarterback Dillon Brown helped his team erase a 14-6 deficit in the fourth quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run. Daniel provided the two-point conversion to knot the score at 14-all.
Mosley’s Trevin Taylor plunged into the end zone from 5 yards out in the second quarter for a 6-0 advantage.
Lakewood, which reached the Class 5A state semifinals last year, rallied to take the lead behind the arm of quarterback Ryan Davis. Davis found Adrian Adams on a 34-yard touchdown pass, and they connected again on the two-point conversion for an 8-6 lead. Davis’ 25-yard touchdown strike to Malik Foster gave the Spartans a 14-6 lead at halftime.
Attempts to reach Mosley coach Jeremy Brown were unsuccessful.