SARASOTA — St. Petersburg Catholic started exactly how it wanted. Soon after, it allowed 28 straight points.
After the opening kickoff, the Barons drove 80 yards on 10 running plays, capped by Jack Sheehan's 1-yard touchdown run.
"That long first drive is what we're about," coach Steve Dudley said. "We chewed the clock up."
Mooney took two plays to answer, Blair Perry's 21-yard catch and Demondre Patterson's 51-yard run.
The Barons capped another long drive with a field goal. But soon after, a blocked punt led to a score that put the Cougars up 14-9.
"We have a lot of young guys, and we didn't handle adversity well," Dudley said. "They're really getting put into some difficult situations. (But) I'm really proud of our guys. They fought and never quit."
Nathan Cowan, Times correspondent