Saturday’s flag football state finals
All games are at Mandarin High in Jacksonville. Admission is $10 in advance, $13 on the day of the event. Parking is included in the ticket price.
Newsome (19-1) vs. Davie Western (17-0), 1
How they got here: Newsome d. Alonso 27-0, d. Bloomingdale 20-19, d. Navarre 33-18. Davie Western d. Miami Dr. Krop 27-0, d. Miami Ferguson 38-6, d. Seminole Ridge 19-6.
Outlook: This is the first time Newsome has appeared in a state championship game. The Wolves advanced by jumping out to an early lead and maintaining it in a 33-18 victory over Navarre in the state semifinals. Now comes the tough part with a matchup against Davie Western in the final. Both teams are ranked among the top two in the classification and the top four nationally by MaxPreps. The Wildcats, the nation’s top-ranked team, has outscored opponents by a combined 554-42.
Team leaders (stats entering state semifinals)
|Passing (yards/TDs)||Devyn Silvestri, 3,435 yards/50 TDs||Sydney Ford, 3,430 yards/56 TDs|
|Rushing (yards/TDs)||Devyn Silvestri, 422 yards/11 TDs||Sydney Ford, 157 yards/6 TDs|
|Receiving (yards/TDs)||Kayla Ludwig, 1,079 yards/14 TDs||Veronica McBride, 812 yards/14 TDs|
|Tackles||Kassidy Keebler, 84||Lian Scott, 55|
|Sacks||Caroline Mckenna, 42||Naiya Rampat, 16|
|Interceptions||Devyn Silvestri, 12||Keylee Allen, 9|