Friday night recap

Football General

Final scores

Bloomingdale 15, Armwood 14

Pinellas Park 31, Largo 14

Calvary Christian 16, Carrollwood Day 7

Final: Tampa Catholic 35, CCC 0

Jesuit 35, Clearwater 21

Gaither 34, Chamberlain 6

Sumner 21, Spoto 0

Tampa Bay Tech 34, Steinbrenner 10

Wesley Chapel 20, Sunlake 13

Robinson 46, Brandon 0

River Ridge 13, Fivay 0

Lakewood 42, Gibbs 0

East Bay 20, Sickles 14

Middleton 30, Blake 12

IRC 49, Bell Creek 0

Brentwood Academy 34, Clearwater Academy 18

Wharton 50, Freedom 0

Sarasota Riverview 40, East Lake 7

Newsome 13, Durant 10 (OT)

Cypress Creek 28, Osceola 17

St. Petersburg Catholic 42, Dunedin 26

Plant City 44, Riverview 7

Cambridge Christian 29, Northside Christian 28 (OT)

Lakeland Christian 23, Seffner Christian 0

Bishop McLaughlin 47, Keswick Christian 28

Lennard 29, Plant 22

Auburndale 33, Pasco 0

Wiregrass Ranch 50, St. Petersburg 10

Hudson 40, Anclote 23

Bradenton Christian 27, Zephyrhills Christian 26

Prime time teams

Bloomingdale: After giving Armwood all it could handle in a pair of losses last year, the Bulls were intent on reversing the outcome. They did it thanks to being opportunistic on special teams, twice rallying in the second to pull out a dramatic 15-14 victory over the three-time defending state semifinalist Hawks.

Tampa Catholic: The Crusaders snapped a five-game losing streak to bitter rival Clearwater Central Catholic with a 35-0 victory that ended up having a running clock in the fourth quarter due to the mercy rule.

Jesuit: Last season, the Tigers started 0-2. This year, they are undefeated after two games. Jesuit kept its streak going by rallying to beat Clearwater 35-21 to exact some revenge for last year’s loss.

Plant City: The Raiders, who went 5-5 last year, showed they are serious playoff contenders after jumping out to a 37-point halftime lead before easing off the gas in a commanding 44-7 win over Riverview.

Prime time performers

DB Philip Riley, Sr., Bloomingdale: The Notre Dame commit returned a kickoff 53 yards for a touchdown that proved to be the game winner in the win over Armwood.

WR Mario Williams, Sr., Plant City: The Oklahoma commit caught a pair of touchdown passes and threw for another in the win over Riverview.

QB Joe Pesansky, Sr., Jesuit: The transfer from Virginia threw for three touchdown passes, all to Carter French, and ran for another score in the win over Clearwater.

ATH AJ Williams, Jr., Tampa Catholic: The versatile playmaker showed off his explosiveness with a 72 yard touchdown reception and a 54 yard punt return for another score in the win over CCC.

WR Richie Ilarraza, Sr., Calvary Christian: The Howard recruit caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in the second half for what turned out to be the winning score in a 16-7 win over Carrollwood Day.

WR Jamari Gasset, Sr., Tampa Bay Tech: The Buffalo commit had a 50 yard touchdown reception and returned a punt 75 yards for another score in a 34-10 win over Steinbrenner.

Dazzling debuts

Sumner: The first-year high school won its inaugural varsity football game, beating Spoto 21-0.

Mike Williams, Wharton: The former Middleton coach could not have asked for a better start with the Wildcats, especially after a 50-0 rout over rival Freedom 50-0 in the opener.

John Courtney, Middleton: The first-year Tigers coach, who took over for Mike Williams, guided the team to a season-opening 30-12 win over rival Blake.

Ken Stills, Bishop McLaughlin: The former IMG running backs coach got off on the right track in his first game with the Hurricanes, who beat Keswick Christian 47-28.

Arkese Parks, Robinson: The freshman running back finished his varsity game with 60 yards and a touchdown in the win over Brandon.

Rod Gainey, Tampa Bay Tech: The freshman athlete ran for more than 100 yards, including a 60-yard score, in the win over Steinbrenner.

Fantastic finishes

Two games went into overtime. Cambridge Christian rallied to beat Northside Christian 29-28 to remain undefeated. Pate West scored the touchdown in overtime and Jaiden Bivens had winning two-point conversion.

Newsome came back to knock off rival Durant 13-10. Matt Wingo had the winning score in overtime.