Flag football: Bay area buzz — April 4

Player of the week — March 21-26

Theresa Hospodarek, Jr., Newsome

Position: Defensive back/wide receiver

Season stats: 102 yards receiving, 16 tackles, four interceptions

The lowdown: Two weeks ago, Hospodarek recorded 70 yards receiving and a touchdown on offense and had 11 tackles and four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown in wins over Bloomingdale, Sumner and St. Petersburg. Fans were impressed. Hospodarek had 51 percent of the votes (3,003) in the flag football player of the week poll to beat out Alonso’s Makenna Sturgis, who had 37 percent (2,197).

Top 10 team rankings

Rank/teamRecordLast spot
1. Newsome10-0No. 2
2. Robinson 6-1No. 1
3. Alonso9-1No. 3
4. Bloomingdale7-2No. 5
5. Lennard6-2No. 4
6. Gibbs 7-0No. 7
7. Plant4-3No. 8
8. Hillsborough4-1No. 6
9. Riverview5-3No. 9
10. Steinbrenner3-3No. 10
On the bubble: Plant City (5-3), St. Petersburg (2-4), Osceola (3-1)

Newsome wins Capital City Classic tournament

The defending 2A state Wolves took home the title at the Capital City Classic by doing something no other team has been able to do in nearly four years.

They beat Robinson.

In the semifinals, Newsome knocked off the five-time defending 1A state champion Knights. The loss ended Robinson’s state record 54 game win streak.

The Wolves went on to beat another powerhouse program, Alonso, in the final. Devyn Silvestri and Kayla Ludwig each threw for touchdowns in both the semifinals and final. The defense, which allowed just six points in the two games, recorded a combined four interceptions.

Monday’s matchups (April 4)

Carrollwood Day at Brandon Academy, 4

Universal Academy at Tampa Catholic, 6

Gaither at Spoto, 7

Middleton at Tampa Bay Tech, 7

Sickles at Steinbrenner, 7

Chamberlain at Plant, 7

Durant at East Bay, 7:30

Hillsborough at Wharton, 7:30

Leto at Brandon, 7:30

Jefferson at Armwood, 7:30

Strawberry Crest at Robinson, 7:30

Tarpon Springs at Lecanto, 7:30

Clearwater at Countryside, 7:30