St. Petersburg, Florida -- Trailing 8-6 at halftime, Lakewood came out in the second half fired up. Jocqui Ellison took the reigns behind center and led the Spartans to two third quarter touchdowns.
Entering the fourth quarter, the Spartans held a 18-8 lead until Daquan Fowler hauled in a touchdown pass, pulling the Gladiators with in four.
Lakewood countered with a scoring run by Courtney Burges, giving the Spartans the final score of the ball game in a 24-14 victory.
Lakewood will have another tough match up next as Largo heads to south St. Petersburg.