Flag football: Class 2A state semifinal preview — May 12

Flag Football State Semifinals

All games are at Mandarin High in Jacksonville.  Admission is $13 on the day of the event. A $2 parking charge is included in the ticket price. 

Class 2A

Seminole Ridge (14-3) vs. Alonso (21-0), 3:45 p.m. , today

How they got here: Seminole Ridge d. Wellington 13-6, d. Palm Beach Gardens 20-6, d. Spanish River 13-7. Alonso d. Ocoee 34-0, d. Newsome 38-0, d. Lennard 20-12.  

Stat leaders
CategorySeminole RidgeAlonso
Passing yardsJaida Salguero, 2,828 (52 TDs, 14 INTs)Mieke Rowe, 4,589 (87 TDs, 11 INTs)
Rushing yardsJaida Salguero, 253 (1 TD)Mieke Rowe, 204 (4 TDs)
Receiving yardsCayley Chieffalo, 726 (11 TDs)Makenna Sturgis, 1,143 (30 TDs)
TacklesKyarra Howard, 68Eryn Klaus, 112
SacksAngelina Sanchez, 14Ella Bode, 28
InterceptionsChelsea Nedoroscik, 11Lucy Montiegel, 13

Outlook: The Ravens, who won state titles in 2018 and 2019, are in position for their third in program history. Not only is Alonso undefeated, but it also is ranked first in the class, the state and the nation according to MaxPreps. Since holding on for a 19-18 win against Riverview in the season opener, the Ravens have won every game by eight points or more. The offense, led by quarterback Mieke Rowe and receiver Makenna Sturgis, is capable of putting up big numbers. And the defense can be dominant, as evidenced by the 92 points it has allowed all season. The Hawks have won five state titles, the last coming in 2016.