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Tampa Bay Tech senior running back Ronald Sims breaks away for a 32-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter in the Class 7A, Region 3 final vs. Wharton on Friday night.
Once the Titans break through for the their first score against Wharton, they never stop, putting up 42 unanswered points.
Here’s how teams around the area fared in Friday’s region final games.
The Tigers, ranked 12th in the nation by MaxPreps, blank an opponent for the seventh time this year.
But the son of Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will have his choice of Power Five programs.

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  1. Both defenses were strong, but Sebring just edges Clearwater for a 13-12 victory in a Class 5A region final Friday night.
  2. Berkeley Prep is heading to the Class 3A state semifinals after a 36-22 victory over Clearwater Central Catholic. The teams also faced each other in the season opener.
  3. Tampa Bay Tech senior running back Ronald Sims breaks away for a 32-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter in the Class 7A, Region 3 final vs. Wharton on Friday night.
  4. Jesuit  notches a 42-0 victory against Hillsborough on Friday night to claim the Class 6A, Region 3 title.
  5. Tampa Bay Tech quarterback Xavione Washington looks toward the sideline before a snap against Wharton during Friday night's Class 7A region final.
  6. Jesuit junior linebacker Troy Bowles begins the celebration after blocking a punt, picking up the loose ball and running it in for a touchdown during a 42-0 victory over Tampa Catholic in the Tigers' regular-season finale.
  7. Lakewood, coming off a first-round bye, tops Belle Glade Glades Day 27-12 in a Class 4A, Region 3 semifinal Friday night.
  8. Clearwater continues to storm through the playoffs, beating Nature Coast 40-14 in a Class 5A, Region 3 semifinal.
  9. Clearwater Central Catholic receiver Nate Johnson takes off for a long gain during a 31-7 victory over Tampa Catholic on Friday night.
  10. Hillsborough beats second-year program Sumner 28-7 on Friday night in a Class 6A, Region 3 semifinal.
  11. Nationally-ranked Jesuit dispatches Bradenton Braden River 49-9 Friday night in a Class 6A, Region 3 semifinal.
  12. Clearwater Central Catholic receiver London Hall celebrates after scoring on a long kickoff return to start the second half during a 31-7 victory over Tampa Catholic on Friday night.
  13. There was plenty for Plant players to celebrate after a 3-2 victory over Windermere in the Class 7A championship match Thursday night.
  14. Berkeley Prep seniors Xavier Townsend, left, and Travis Bates cast long shadows over everything when they step on a football field. This year Townsend and Bates have rushed for 712 and 1,178 yards respectively and combined to score 28 rushing touchdowns for the 9-0 Bucs. Townsend, an Iowa State commit, has caught 16 passes for 391 yards and seven touchdowns. Bates is still weighing his college options.
  15. The celebration for setter Jennifer Rayburn, right, and her Plant teammates begins moments after the final winning point was fired down Saturday afternoon to seal up a 3-0 victory over Doral Academy. The victory sent Plant to the Class 7A state title match Thursday against Windermere at 6 p.m. in Fort Myers.
  16. Hillsborough finds the edge late in a come-from-behind 33-27 victory over Pinellas Park in  Class 6A, Region 3.
  17. Gibbs surprises with a 12-10 quarterfinal win over the higher-seeded Zephyrhills in Class 5A, Region 3 on Friday night.
  18. Tampa Catholic gets the 26-25 upset of Carrollwood Day on Friday in a Class 3A, Region 3 quarterfinal.
  19. Nature Coast gets the Class 5A, Region 3 quarterfinal victory, 24-21 over Chamberlain on Friday night.
  20. Wharton running back Arkese Parks rips off a long run during a 15-8 victory over Mitchell on Friday night in Class 7A region quarterfinal.
  21. Wharton quarterback Carson Mohler rips off a long run during a 15-8 victory over Mitchell in a Class 7A region quarterfinal Friday night.
  22. Mitchell senior quarterback Ethan Rice has helped lead the Mustangs to an 8-2 record and the Class 7A, District 9 title.
  23. Tampa Catholic defenders close on Jesuit running back Joquez Smith during Friday night's game. Both teams qualified for the playoffs.
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