St. Petersburg Catholic kept its hopes alive to repeat as Class A, District 6 champion with a 37-0 district win over Admiral Farragut.
The expulsion of quarterback Aaron Pancoast forced St. Petersburg Catholic (2-3 overall, 2-1 in the district) to go to a ground attack. The Barons gained 272 yards on the ground, with 224 coming from Mark Emanuele.
"Obviously, we had to go to the running game because of our situation at quarterback," said St. Petersburg Catholic head coach Todd St. Louis. "We had so much to prove and needed to score more than 20 points to send a message to Northside Christian and Shorecrest."
Anthony Mancuso started the scoring for the Barons with a 2-yard run.