Calvary Christian held off visiting Quincy Notre Dame (Ill.) on Friday 27-21. The Raiders scored with less than three minutes to play to cut the lead to six but Warrior Josh Hancock recovered it and the Warriors were able to run out the clock.
TAMPA — At basketball, Montverde took on all comers and ended up an undefeated and unofficial national champion last year. In football, the Eagles need a little work.
TAMPA — Cade Weldon put on a show Friday, throwing seven touchdowns as Jefferson snapped a two-game losing streak with a 55-14 win over Chamberlain.
RUSKIN — Lennard added to its best win total in school history with an easy 49-0 defeat of Leto on Friday. Leto was coming off its first win since 2009 but could not keep up with the athletic Lennard group, which could finish 8-2 and not make the postseason. That bid for an eighth win should be an entertaining …
LUTZ — Keswick Christian got back to .500 on Friday night, dispatching Citrus Park Christian 38-7 at Oscar Cooler Complex in Lutz. The Crusaders scored on their first three drives, piling up a 21-0 lead and taking a 28-7 lead into halftime.
WINDERMERE — Down 38-0 at halftime, the Hurricanes were well aware of how strong the opponent was that they were facing on Friday night on the road in Central Florida. Windermere Prep wound up beating Bishop McLaughlin 52-14.
The score of Robinson's district game against Blake was tied at halftime. Coach Shawn Taylor knew he had to say something to his Knights during the break to motivate them.
WESLEY CHAPEL — In a campaign full of improvement in the Wildcats program, Anclote is experiencing the opposite. The Sharks (0-8) had defeated Wesley Chapel (2-6) four consecutive times coming into Friday night's contest, but the winless season continued for Anclote. A sloppy start left things up in the air until …
DOVER — Plant City capitalized on some turnovers created by their defense to beat Strawberry Crest 37-16 Friday night. The Raiders got two turnovers from their defense and were able to capitalize on both. QB Austin Carswell had two TDs for the Raiders, the first a TD pass in the first half, the second a 50-yard …
TAMPA — It was another decisive victory for Armwood, another blowout. But for coach Sean Callahan, Armwood's victory over King left him frustrated. "We didn't play a very disciplined game tonight," he said. "We have to get 17-year old kids keyed up for this game instead of going through the motions." Led by …
ST. PETERSBURG — The St. Pete Catholic Barons fell 59-7 to Episcopal School of Jacksonville on Friday. The Eagles are coached by former NFL star Mark Brunell and quarterbacked by his son, Joseph. The Barons could not keep up but got some things done on offense.
TRINITY — A dramatic, backup-led comeback Friday night by Mitchell took the playoff situation in Class 6A, District 6 from completely settled to completely crazy.
BROOKSVILLE — If there were any concerns about Zephyrhills looking ahead to next week's Nine-Mile War rivalry game with Pasco, it didn't show Friday night at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium during a 56-34 victory over Class 5A, District 6 opponent Hernando.
BROOKSVILLE — Bouncing back from back-to-back losses to district foes South Sumter and Zephyrhills, the Sharks set the tone early to knock off the Wildcats. Both Forest and Nature Coast have been competitive, but difficult defeats derailed their promising seasons.
NEW PORT RICHEY — Homecoming night for the Bucs proved to be a successful one as they inched closer to their first playoffberth in over half a decade with a 35-7 District 5A-7 victory over rival Ridgewood.
TAMPA — With both Freedom and Steinbrenner part of a tight Class 7A, District 8 race, Friday's game was just as tight. Steinbrenner prevailed, coming from behind after 48 minutes of nonstop penalties from both sides and numerous punts and turnovers.
WEEKI WACHEE — The Raiders are cruising toward yet another Class 5A, District 6 title, and the Hornets were one of their final obstacles toward that goal.
RIVERVIEW — Two teams aching for their first taste of district victory met Friday, with Alonso coming out on top 35-28 over Riverview with a road comeback.
LAKELAND — Every once in a while, a team takes on a certain glow right before making a championship run— and Lakeland Christian was shining bright from the opening kickoff Friday at Vikings Stadium.
DURANT — Hillsborough spoiled Durant's homecoming in a 55-49 shootout Friday behind the senior play of Dwayne Lawson, who threw four touchdowns and ran for two. The Cougars couldn't get the Terriers off the field when it looked as if they had them corralled on third and longs. The Cougars offense wasn't able to …