Bishop McLaughlin's turnaround season ended Friday night in a 55-38 loss at Seven Rivers Christian in the first round of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs.
"At the end of the day, we had opportunities," first-year Bishop McLaughlin coach Derrick Alexander said. "We could have made some stops to win the ball game, but we played a really good Seven Rivers Christian football team. I take my hat off to them."
Bishop (4-6) trailed 35-28 at halftime, but, after needing four consecutive wins to qualify for the postseason, couldn't complete another comeback.
Warriors running back John Iwaniec led Seven Rivers Christian (7-2) with more than 200 rushing yards. He also returned an interception for a touchdown.
"He had a career day out there," Alexander said.
Bishop senior Jordan Betancourt finished his high school career by rushing for two scores and catching another. Hurricanes quarterback RJ Perciavalle threw for two touchdowns and rushed for a third to cap off his strong sophomore season.
"The kids did a good job this year, getting to that point," Alexander said. "Our team accomplished some good things."
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