Football: Friday night rewind (week 3)


Thursday (Sept. 9)

Clearwater 61, Countryside 0

Friday (Sept. 10)

Tampa Bay Tech 14, Hillsborough 7

Armwood 22, Gaither 19

Jesuit 32, Bloomingdale 14

Clearwater Central Catholic 38, Tampa Catholic 21

Calvary Christian 29, Carrollwood Day 13

Nature Coast 17, Springstead 0

Wiregrass Ranch 21, Mitchell 6

Cypress Creek 49, Sunlake 48

East Bay 22, Riverview 0

Newsome 22, Steinbrenner 7

Pinellas Park 40, Osceola 0

Plant 39, Middleton 0

Durant 36, Brandon 0

Zephyrhills 42, Fivay 0

Sickles 47, Alonso 17

East Lake 35, Tarpon Springs 0

Palm Harbor University 35, Hollins 8

LPCA 50, Keswick Christian 12

Fort Meade 41, Bishop McLaughlin 6

Palatka 27, Weeki Wachee 7

Lakewood 52, Gibbs 6

Northside Christian 48, Master’s Academy 13

Parrish Community 18, Anclote 12

Seminole 45, Dunedin 27

Zephyrhills Christian 47, Kennedy Catholic 7

Clearwater Academy 44, DeLand 7

Strawberry Crest 7, Spoto 0

Wharton 55, Lennard 14

Hernando 35, Pasco 0

Sumner 61, Freedom 0

Berkeley Prep 36, Robinson 0

Lakeland Christian 45, Cambridge Christian 13

Chamberlain 14, Jefferson 13

Blake 19, Leto 7

Tavares 48, Central 0

River Ridge 42, King 15

Top five games

1. Tampa Bay Tech 14, Hillsborough 7

This game was won in the trenches. The Titans registered two critical sacks late in the fourth-quarter and the offensive line paved the way for two rushing touchdowns, including the last by James Evans in the the third quarter that proved to be the game-winner. 

2. Armwood 22, Gaither 19

A week after a furious rally against Hillsborough fell short, the Hawks came back again — this pulling through thanks to three touchdown passes from Murdolph Jones to knock off the previously undefeated Cowboys. 

3. Cypress Creek 49, Sunlake 48

In a wild, back-and-forth shootout that saw the lead change four times in the last seven minutes of regulation, the Coyotes went ahead for good with 17 seconds remaining to keep their perfect record intact. 

4. Calvary Christian 29, Carrollwood Day 13

Clinging to a 15-13 lead in the fourth quarter, the Warriors broke the game open with two rushing touchdowns to beat the Patriots in a pivotal Class 3A contest. 

5. Clearwater Central Catholic 38, Tampa Catholic 21

Tied at 7 at the half, the Marauders pulled away with 21 unanswered points to take a commanding lead that was more than enough to beat one of their fiercest rivals. 

Prime time performers

RB Jason Albritton, Sr., Newsome: Ran for 185 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in a win over Steinbrenner. 

QB Rocco Becht, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch: Threw for a touchdown and ran for another score in a win over Mitchell. 

DL Gideon Bedada, Jr., Clearwater Academy: Registered six tackles, two sacks and averaged more than 30 yards per kickoff return in a win over DeLand. 

QB Anthony Colandrea, Sr., Lakewood: Threw for 201 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Gibbs.

WR/DB Terrell Crosby, Sr., Lakewood: Had four catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns on offense and picked off two passes on defense, including one returned for a score, in a win over Gibbs.

RB Christian Cromer, So., Nature Coast: Ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in a win over Springstead. 

RB/LB Keoni Denny, Jr., Sumner: Ran for 55 yards and two touchdowns on five carries and returned a fumble for another score in a win over Freedom.

WR Dylan Djete, Sr., Clearwater Academy: Had six receptions for 178 yards and two touchdowns in a win over DeLand. 

RB James Evans, Sr., Tampa Bay Tech: Ran for a short touchdown in the third quarter that turned out to be the game-winner against Hillsborough.

LB James Grace, Sr., Seminole: Set the school record for most sacks in a game with four in a win over Dunedin. 

RB Isaiah Hampton, Jr., Pinellas Park: Ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in a win over Osceola. 

QB Murdolph Jones, Jr., Armwood: Threw for three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the fourth quarter, to lead the Hawks past Gaither. 

WR/DB Nate Johnson, Jr., Clearwater Central Catholic: Had five catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns, as well as an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown in a win over Tampa Catholic. 

DL Keon Keeley, Jr., Berkeley Prep: Recorded nine tackles, four sacks and had a forced fumble in a win over Robinson.

QB Aidan MacLean, Sr., Clearwater: Threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in a win over Countryside. 

RB Ti’lan McGee, So., East Lake: Ran for 108 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in a win over Tarpon Springs.

QB Marcus Miguele, Sr., Durant: Threw for 107 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Brandon. 

RB Jordan Mouzon, Jr., Calvary Christian: Scored two rushing touchdowns, including one in the fourth quarter that helped the Warriors pull away in a win over Carrollwood Day. 

RB Efrem Only, Jr., Sr., Clearwater: Ran for 136 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in a win over Countryside. 

DL Jeremy Patterson, Jr., Chamberlain: Registered 10 tackles, a sack and recovered a fumble in a win over Jefferson.

WR Cohen Pierce, So., Hillsborough: Hauled in a 78-yard touchdown reception for the Terriers’ lone score in a loss to Tampa Bay Tech.

MLB Garrick Ponder, Sr., Pinellas Park: Recorded 12 tackles — nine solo — and had three sacks and a fumble recovery in a win over Osceola.  

QB Brandon Royal, So., Sickles: Threw for five touchdowns in a win over Alonso. 

RB Joquez Smith, Jr., Jesuit: Scored three rushing touchdowns in a win over Bloomingdale. 

RB Jaelin Sneed, So., East Bay: Ran for more than 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a win over Riverview. 

QB Kevin Spillane, Sr., Sunlake: Finished with 263 yards of offense (193 rushing, 70 passing) and accounted for four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) in a loss to Cypress Creek. 

RB Jaylin Thomas, Sr., Zephyrhills: Ran for 161 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in a win over Fivay.

QB Owen Walls, Sr., Cypress Creek: Threw for 325 yards, accounted for five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) and picked off a pass that sealed a wild win over Sunlake. 

RB/CB Ryan Weems, Jr., Strawberry Crest: Ran for 116 yards and picked off a pass on defense to lead the Chargers to their first win of the season. 

WR Jakari Williams, Sr., Sickles: Finished with more than 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns on four receptions in a win over Alonso.

WR Eugene Wilson III, Jr., Gaither: Had five catches for 135 yards in a loss to Armwood.  

RB Luke Yoder, Jr., Palm Harbor University: Ran for 236 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in a win over Hollins. 

Play of the night

Sickles receiver Javohn Thomas, a USF commit, puts on the brakes to leave a defender behind en route to a 40-yard touchdown catch in a win over Alonso. Check out the highlight below. 

Up next

Thursday (Sept. 16)

Pinellas Park at Seminole, 7

Tarpon Springs at Anclote, 7

Friday (Sept. 17)

Faith Baptist Christian at Excel Christian Academy, 4:30

Tampa Catholic at St. John Paul II Academy, 6:30

Palm Beach Christian at Zephyrhills Christian, 7

Academy at the Lakes at Canterbury, 7

River Ridge at Countryside, 7

Delray Beach Atlantic at Lakewood, 7

Clearwater Central Catholic at St. Petersburg Catholic, 7

Southwest Florida Christian at Keswick Christian, 7

Northside Christian at Cambridge Christian, 7

Carrollwood Day at Ocala Trinity Catholic, 7

Calvary Christian at The First Academy, 7

East Lake at The Villages, 7

Hollins at Boca Ciega, 7

Brandon at Berkeley Prep, 7

Indian Rocks Christian at Bradenton Christian, 7

Citrus at Hernando, 7

Gibbs at Dunedin, 7

Gulf at Clearwater, 7

Parrish Community at Osceola, 7

St. Petersburg at Northeast, 7

Spoto at Sumner, 7:30

Jesuit at Hillsborough, 7:30

Lennard at Bloomingdale, 7:30

Zephyrhills at Wesley Chapel, 7:30

Durant at Newsome, 7:30

Plant City at Riverview, 7:30

Robinson at Freedom, 7:30

Blake at Middleton, 7:30

Mitchell at Leto, 7:30

Sickles at Steinbrenner, 7:30

Clearwater Academy at Trinity Christian, 7:30

Strawberry Crest at Armwood, 7:30

Fivay at Sunlake, 7:30

Springstead at Pasco, 7:30

Land O’ Lakes at Central, 7:30

Largo at Gaither, 7:30

Jefferson at King, 7:30

Alonso at East Bay, 7:30

Wharton at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30

Hudson at Weeki Wachee, 7:30