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.