Thursday night rewind


Gaither 34, Tampa Bay Tech 14

Bradenton Manatee 32, Plant City 27

Lakewood 40, Boca Ciega 6

Armwood 45, Plant 7

Wharton 7, PHU 3

Steinbrenner 50, Alonso 7

Jesuit 46, Sarasota Booker 0

Sumner 7, Blake 6

Chamberlain 47, Bradenton Bayshore 0

Seminole 28, Dunedin 6

Sickles 41, Leto 6

Jefferson 6, Middleton 0

Sarasota 42, Hollins 27

Riverview 40, Haines City 0

Spoto 21, Freedom 6

Prime time teams

Gaither (2-0): The Cowboys, who took over the top spot in the Prime Time 15 for Hillsborough County, faced its toughest test of the season against Tampa Bay Tech. It turned out to be no contest. Gaither won 34-14 to remain undefeated.

Sumner (2-0): Starting a program from scratch was not the easiest thing to do for the Stingrays, who had no spring football and only two months of summer conditioning to put together a team because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. No matter. Sumner battled through the adversity and has made some by winning their first two games in their inaugural season. 

Seminole (2-0): The Warhawks are 2-0 for the first time since 2002 after knocking off Northeast 28-6. Defense has been the key to Seminole’s fast start. In two games, the Warhawks have allowed a combined 12 points. 

Lakewood (2-0): The Spartans proved they are the top team in Pinellas County by dismantling Boca Ciega 40-6. Scoring came in all facets with Lakewood getting touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams. 

Wharton (2-0): It was not pretty but the Wildcats found a way to pull through by blocking a punt for a touchdown to beat Palm Harbor University 7-3 and remain undefeated in coach Mike Williams’ first season with the program.

Jesuit (3-0): Throughout Matt Thompson’s tenure, the Tigers became a state title contender by relying on a smothering defense. Now, it’s the offense making most of the headlines. Jesuit has scored a combined 109 points during its perfect start — 46 coming in a shutout over Bradenton Bayshore on Thursday. 

Armwood (1-1): The Hawks bounced back from last week’s heartbreaking loss to Bloomingdale by routing rival Plant 45-7 to get back to .500. 

Prime time performers

RB Deon Silas, Sr., Steinbrenner: The Iowa State commit ran for five touchdowns to help the Warriors get back on track with a 56-7 win over Alonso. 

DB Aumhryaun Brown, Sr., Lakewood: The enforcer in the Spartans secondary finished with tackles, picked off a pass and recovered a fumble in the win over Boca Ciega. 

QB Kiael Kelly, Sr., Gaither: The Ball State commit threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Cowboys win over Tampa Bay Tech.

WR/DB Jamal Jones, Sr., Armwood: The versatile playmaker had two touchdown receptions, scored on a punt return and picked off a pass in the win over Plant.  

LB Trey Trimble, Sr., Seminole: In the third quarter, he scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown to put the exclamation point in a blowout over Dunedin. 

QB Joe Pesansky, Sr., Jesuit: This becoming a common occurrence. The transfer from Virginia threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in a win over Sarasota Booker. It should be noted that backup Luke Knight also accounted for three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing).