Two Pinellas high school football teams survived the second round of the postseason Friday.
Clearwater Central Catholic advanced to the state semifinals for the first time since 2005, beating Tampa Catholic 10-7 in a tight Class 3A rematch. The Marauders trailed 7-0 at halftime, then scored the winning 32-yard field goal with 35 seconds left.
East Lake, which was hoping for a Class 8A region final rematch with defending state champion Plant, instead will meet unbeaten Orlando Dr. Phillips, which knocked off Plant 24-7. East Lake dispatched Vero Beach 29-7 in a region semifinal. Daniel LaCamera kicked three consecutive field goals in the second quarter to help the Eagles pull ahead for good.
And Lakewood appeared to be in position to pull off the night's biggest upset, leading Class 5A state title contender Robinson late in the fourth quarter. But Zain Gilmore's touchdown pass and two-point conversion gave the Knights a 22-19 victory.