Flag football: Bay area buzz — March 28

Top 10 team rankings

Rank/teamRecordLast spot
1. Robinson3-0No. 1
2. Newsome5-0No. 2
3. Alonso5-0No. 3
4. Lennard3-0No. 4
5. Bloomingdale3-1No. 5
6. Hillsborough3-0No. 6
7. Gibbs5-0No. 8
8. Plant3-2No. 7
9. Riverview2-1No. 10
10. Steinbrenner1-2No. 9
On the bubble: Carrollwood Day (3-0), Northeast (3-0), Osceola (2-0)

Monday night rewind (March 21)


Carrollwood Day 18, Bell Creek 0

Lecanto 40, Central 0

Tuesday night rewind (March 22)


Carrollwood Day 35, Universal Academy 6

Blake 6, Strawberry Crest 0

Tampa Bay Tech 13, Chamberlain 6

Sickles at Gaither, 7

Spoto at Riverview, 7

Largo 12, Clearwater 6

Newsome 21, Bloomingdale 20

Steinbrenner 21, Jefferson 0

Lennard 26, East Bay 6

Palm Harbor University 12, Dunedin 8

Freedom 18, Wharton 6

Northeast 6, Pinellas Park 0

Seminole 26, Countryside 0

Armwood 33, Brandon 0

Plant City 19, Durant 13

Prime time team of the night


In one of the area’s most anticipated matchups, the Class 2A defending state champion Wolves jumped to a 14-0 halftime lead then held on to beat Bloomingdale 21-20. It was the second straight meeting between the two programs that was decided by a point. In last year’s region final, Newsome squeaked by with a 20-19 victory over the Bulls en route to their first state title.

Prime time player of the night

Tamara Moragne, Sr., Northeast

The two-sport standout played well on both sides of the ball, finishing with five catches and 80 yards, as well as rushing for 45 and scoring the game’s only touchdown on the ground. On defense, Moragne recorded six tackles to lead the Vikings to a 6-0 victory over Pinellas Park.

Wednesday night rewind (March 23)

Classical Prep 13, Weeki Wachee 0

Bayshore Christian 14, Bell Creek Academy 7

Gibbs 30, Lakewood 7

Lakewood Ranch 6, Brooks DeBartolo 0

Alonso 39, Steinbrenner 0

Robinson 35, Plant 0

Northeast 7, Hollins 0

Middleton 24, Leto 16

East Lake 6, Tarpon Springs 0

Citrus 18, Central 6

Prime time team of the night


The five-time defending state champion Knights beat Plant to set the state record with their 53rd straight victory. Robinson jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised from there. Many former players who were on previous state championship teams were in attendance for the historic win.

Prime time player of the night

Makenna Sturgis, Fr., Alonso

The dependable target had a memorable performance in a win over Steinbrenner. Sturgis ended up with six catches for 200 yards to set the school record for receiving yards in a game. She surpassed the previous mark of 176 set by Alyssa Jones in 2018. Three of Sturgis’ receptions went for touchdowns in the 39-0 rout that improved the Ravens’ record to 4-0.

Thursday night rewind (March 24)


Braden River 13, East Lake 0

Blake 7, Spoto 0

Chamberlain 64, Middleton 0

Gibbs 39, St. Petersburg 7

Lakewood 20, Hollins 0

Tampa Bay Tech 46, Strawberry Crest 0

Bloomingdale 26, Durant 0

Lennard 13, Plant City 0

Tarpon Springs 12, Seminole 6

Newsome 33, Sumner 6

Prime time team of the night


The Gladiators are establishing themselves as playoff contenders, especially after a convincing 39-7 win over St. Petersburg. In five games, the Gladiators have outscored foes by a combined 134-25 to remain perfect. Against the Green Devils, Destiny Lockett ran for three touchdowns, threw for two more scores and had an interception on defense to lead Gibbs.

Prime time player of the night

Devyn Silvestri, Sr., Newsome

The defending 2A state player of the year shined on both sides of the ball. On offense, Silvestri threw for 187 yards and five touchdowns. She also picked off two passes on defense to lead the Wolves to a shutout victory over Sumner.

Friday night rewind (March 25)


Alonso 55, Tarpon Springs 0

Classical Prep 26, Bayshore Christian 0

Hillsborough 19, Tampa Catholic 0

Prime time team of the night


The Terriers’ defense has been dominant, shutting out its first three opponents so far this season. The latest came against Tampa Catholic. In the first quarter, Hillsborough jumped out to a 6-0 lead and went into halftime ahead 19-0.

Prime time player of the night

Mieke Rowe, Jr., Alonso

The dual-threat quarterback threw for six touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Ravens in a shutout victory over Tarpon Springs.

Saturday rewind (March 26)


Newsome 27, St. Petersburg 0

Sebring 21, St. Petersburg 20

Orlando Boone 8, East Lake 6

Plant City 14, Sebring 7

Wekiva 14, East Lake 6

Plant 26, Lakewood Ranch 6

Plant City 20, Brooks DeBartolo 8

Palmetto 19, Plant 16

Plant City 14, Sebring 7

East Bay 26, Liberty 6

Prime time team of the night

Plant City

After starting 1-3, the Raiders were able to get to .500 with wins over Brooks DeBartolo and Sebring. The defense played a big role, holding both teams to a combined 15 points.

Prime time player of the night

Isabella Recktenwald, Jr., Plant City

Threw for a combined 495 yards and four touchdowns in wins over Brooks DeBartolo and Sebring. She also picked off a pass on defense against Sebring.

Monday’s matchups (March 28)

Brandon Academy at Carrollwood Day, 6

Universal Academy at Classical Prep, 6

Bayshore Christian at Braden River, 6

Robinson at Sickles, 7

Blake at Armwood, 7

Spoto at Newsome, 7

Alonso at Gaither, 7

Sumner at Lennard, 7:30

Middleton at King, 7:30

Brandon at Plant City, 7:30

Hillsborough at Plant, 7:30

Tampa Bay Tech at Jefferson, 7:30

Freedom at Strawberry Crest, 7:30

Riverview at Steinbrenner, 7:30

Wharton at Bloomingdale, 7:30