SHADY HILLS — In Bishop McLaughlin's six years, Friday night's Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoff win, 42-11 over Foundation Academy, may have capped the most successful season in program history, as the Hurricanes finished with a school-best 7-3 record.
"These kids have done a great job and have set goals for themselves," Bishop McLaughlin coach Matt Nardo said. "It's tough to say this team isn't the best in school history."
Bishop McLaughlin put on a clinic for the home crowd, as it racked up nearly 500 yards of offense and got 378 yards rushing on 47 attempts.
Running backs Giovanni Perone (24 carries, 132 yards) and Jordan Betancourt (six carries, 156 yards) led the charge offensively. Hurricanes quarterback Mitch Ritter threw for 119 yards on 7-of-10 passing and three touchdowns and also rushed for another 80 yards.
Bishop McLaughlin carried a 35-0 lead into halftime and played with a running clock in the fourth quarter.
Andy Villamarzo, Times correspondent