Seth Hogan scored a game-winning touchdown for the Plant City Dolphins last Saturday.
Facing a 6-6 score in double overtime at the home of the Lakeland Hurricanes, the Plant City Dolphins needed to make a big play to pick up their first varsity win of the season. Luckily, Seth Hogan answered the call with a game-winning touchdown grab that gave Plant City the 12-6 victory. Hogan had also snagged an interception earlier in the game and played a pivotal role in the team’s defensive efforts.
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Tell me about that double overtime game. That was crazy, but you guys pulled through and won. How did you do it?
It was a bunch of teamwork. We just fought to the very end, really.
What about your touchdown to win the game?
We were running our new formation, Beast, and we had Omari Mixon at quarterback. He scrambled out while getting tackled and he threw a perfect pass, on the money, to me and I just knew I had to go get it.
And that interception?
He rolled out to the right side. I was playing left linebacker and I saw him. One of my guys tackled him. While he was going down he tried to make an effort to throw it, so I just went to go get that ball, too. It wasn’t a perfect pass, so I had to go get that one, too.
How do you feel about the way this season is playing out?
Pretty good so far. We’ve only played two games and lost the first one, but I’m gonna take that as a rusty one. That second game we played, I think that really boosted our confidence a lot.
What’s been your favorite moment playing with the Dolphins?
That (game-winning touchdown) was one of my favorites. Actually, the coincidence was when we were at that same field last year and we went to double overtime, too. I made this big hit on a guy and it didn’t really save the game, but it was a big stop and we beat them in double overtime, too. It was really special to do it again and to be a big part of it this time. Everybody got fired up.
What first got you into football?
I came from the New Tampa Wildcats. My brother started over there and I didn’t play. Then we found the Dolphins and ever since then, I’ve been a Dolphin. Mighty Mites on up.
What do you love about the game?
I love to hit. If I need to take my anger out, this is where I can do it.
What’s your favorite position to play?
Are there any athletes you try to play like?
If you could play for any college team and any pro team, which ones would you pick?
The Florida State Seminoles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
What’s a sport you’ve never played before but would try if you could?
How do you get hyped before a game?
It’s either music or I’m with the family. It definitely has to be some rap music that’s gonna get me going.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve been a part of with one of these Dolphins teams?
Me running the ball for the first time. I am not a running back. I’m running the ball for the first time, falling and everybody’s laughing at me. But it was fun, we were joking around and we were blowing the team out.
What’s something you’ve learned out here that’s really helped you become a good football player?
Coach Broome and Coach Lloyd always said “Keep on pushing.”