Bozeman rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to notch its first victory of the season Friday night in Wewahitchka, knocking off the Gators 21-14.
Jaidon Dorsey’s second touchdown run followed by the two-point conversion from quarterback Jordan Rosalis tied the game up at 14-14 in the fourth quarter.
Rosalis then came up with an interception on defense to get the ball back, and he then led the Bucks on a game-winning drive.
The march was finished off with a Rosalis touchdown toss to Devin Embrick on a fade route for the go-ahead score, with Trey Luna knocking in the extra point with 1:20 remaining in the game.
Wewahitchka moved the ball to midfield on the ensuing series, but Jared Miller came up with an interception at the Bozeman 35-yard line and returned it all the way back to the Gators’ 10 to seal the victory.
"Last week, we were good enough to win that football game," Bozeman coach Jason Griffin said of the 12-6 opening-week loss to Holmes County. "But with four turnovers it’s hard to beat anybody. We weren’t able to respond and recover from our mistakes last week.
"This week, instead of waiting on the other shoe to drop, guys were able to come back and rally and make plays in the fourth quarter to win the game. That’s what good football teams do. I couldn’t be prouder of the way these guys responded to win this football game tonight."
The Bucks will be back on the road next week as they travel to Chipley on Friday to take on the Tigers (0-2).
The Gators will look to get back in the win column on Friday when they play host to Maclay.