South Miami 21, Miami high 20 (OT)

Oscar Piloto powers South Miami to OT win past Miami High

 

Special to the Miami Herald

Thanks to quarterback Oscar Piloto’s overtime heroics, South Miami (4-5, 2-3 District 14-8A) escaped with the OT win over Miami High at Curtis Park.

Despite throwing four interceptions, Piloto threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in overtime to snap a four-game losing streak for the Cobras.

“He gives everything he’s got. He’s undersized, but not at the heart,” Cobras head coach David Gray said of Piloto. “We needed a win like this and it’s great to see them reap the rewards after a hard-fought game.”

Down 14-7 with just under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Cobras special teams came up huge with a blocked punt to give South Miami the ball at the Miami High 44-yard line with 1:28 remaining and no timeouts.

Piloto did the rest, using his feet and arm to set up a 31-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Anthony Truesdell with 20 seconds left in the game to force overtime.

On the first possession of overtime, Miami High (4-5, 2-3) scored on a 1-yard run by running back Trent Gordon on fourth down.

But a bad snap on the extra-point attempt opened the door for the Cobras to win the game.

After Piloto scrambled for a 5-yard score to tie the game, kicker Adrian Izquierdo made the extra point to win it.

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