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Boys lacrosse: Region final breakdown



Class 2A

2021 FHSAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship Tournament 2A Bracket

The Matchup

Plant (20-1) at Newsome (16-2), 7

Both teams are ranked among the top eight in 2A and the top 16 overall in the state by MaxPreps. Plant won the previous two meetings this season by a combined six goals. Those were the only two losses Newsome had this season. The Panthers are on a 15-game win streak. The Wolves, meanwhile, have won four straight since their last loss to Plant.

Team leaders

CategoryPlant Newsome
GoalsTurner Ashby 82Luke Haley 73
AssistsTurner Ashby 56Luke Haley 60
Ground ballsRoger Kane 118Caden Kohlmeier 136
Goals againstJames Gataky 15Matt Muldoon 3
Goals against averageJames Gataky 3.8Dominic Goodarzi 1.5
SavesWyatt Knust 146Logan Sinn 61

Class 1A

2021 FHSAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship Tournament 1A Bracket

The matchup

Jesuit (14-2) at Fort Myers Canterbury (12-3), 7

Both teams are ranked among the eight in 1A and the top 18 overall in the state by MaxPreps. Jesuit won the regular season meeting, 8-3. The Tigers can be suffocating on defense, allowing just 55 goals all season.

Team leaders

CategoryJesuitFort Myers Canterbury
GoalsColin Kruger 50Carson Fuchs 34
AssistsColin Kruger 21Carson Fuchs 18
Ground ballsScott Moore 143Sean Mahoney 60
Goals againstMichael Busweiler 6Aiden Gomez 8
Goals against average Michael Busweiler 1.5Dylan McMillon 1.5
SavesDylan Causey 99Dylan McMillan 90


Football: Friday night scoreboard



Final Tampa Bay Tech 21, Wharton 12

Final St. Petersburg Catholic 47, Bishop McLaughlin 15

Final Gibbs 50, Gulf 21

Final Countryside 28, Sunlake 7\

Final Berkeley Prep 49, New Orleans Newman 24

Final Zephyrhills Christian 30, Bradenton Christian 7

Final Boca Ciega 28, Seminole 21

Final Lakeland Christian 38, Calvary Christian 13

Final Clearwater 48, Tarpon Springs 7

Final Clearwater Central Catholic 56, Kissimmee Gateway 0

Final Northeast 21, Hollins 20

Final Sumner 14, Braden River 10

Final Legacy Charter 21, Indian Rocks Christian 14

Final Mount Dora Christian 48, Keswick Christian 0

Final Seffner Christian 62, St. Joseph Academy 16

Final Zephyrhills 35, Nature Coast 0

Final Largo 25, Sickles 7

Final Osceola 48, St. Petersburg 9

Final Steinbrenner 35, Chamberlain 21

Final Carrollwood Day 42, Cambridge Christian 7

Final Tampa Catholic 38, Winter Haven 0

Final Land O’ Lakes 36, Pasco 0

Final Jesuit 44, Blake 0

Final Armwood 41, Wiregrass Ranch 11

Final Palmetto 23, Bloomingdale 3

4th Q Alonso 52, Robinson 17

Final Plant City 31, Plant 24

Final Wesley Chapel 44, Hudson 6

Final Newsome 55, Riverview 7

Final Pinellas Park 46, Palm Harbor University 0

Final Fivay 27, Freedom 25

Final Bradenton Manatee 29, East Bay 13

Final Dunedin 48, Anclote 22

Final Spoto 46, Brandon 0

Final Durant 49, Middleton 6

Final Cypress Creek 43, Weeki Wachee 0

Final Lennard 33, Jefferson 31

Final Gaither 48, Leto 7

Final McCallie (Tenn.) 47, Clearwater Academy 14

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The Hillsborough County Football Player of the Week



LB/S Cole Highsmith, Jr., Plant City

After becoming a starter as a sophomore last season, Cole Highsmith took on a more prominent role as one of the leaders of Plant City’s defense. 

He took on that task by making play after play. 

This season, Highsmith has recorded 73 tackles and six sacks. Those totals already surpassed what he ended up with last year. 

Against Bloomingdale two weeks ago, Highsmith had 13 tackles, two sacks and an interception to lead the Raiders to victory. 

Fans paid attention. Highsmith received 50 percent of the votes (746) in the Hillsborough County football player of the week poll to beat out Wharton’s Daveon Crouch, who had 25 percent (376 votes). 

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Thursday night football forecast



Seffner Christian (2-3) at St. Petersburg Catholic (3-3), 7

After starting 2-0, the visiting Crusaders have lost three straight. The host Barons, meanwhile, have rebounded from a 1-2 start to win two of their last three games. 

Putnam’s prediction: St. Petersburg Catholic 30-28

Gibbs (3-3) at Tarpon Springs (3-3), 7

An important Class 5A, District 10 game for both teams not only to stay in the mix for a title but also to get above .500 for the season. 

Putnam’s prediction: Gibbs 34-21 

Clearwater (5-1) at Anclote (1-5), 7:30

The Tornadoes have won five straight and are the clear favorite to the Class 5A, District 10 title. The host Sharks are on a two-game losing streak. 

Putnam’s prediction: Clearwater 42-7

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