Apopka holds on to beat Oviedo
The defending state champions Panthers faced a Centennial team that’s allowed just 92 total points after starting the season by holding its first five opponents to six points or less. The winner gets No. 1 Vero Beach.
No. 7 Bradenton Manatee 28, No. 2 Osceola 17: Manatee quarterback Anthony Squitieri found Osceola’s pass defense largely to his liking Friday, throwing for 174 yards and two touchdowns to help the Hurricanes stun second-seeded Osceola in a region quarterfinal.
Manatee (7-4) gets the Sarasota Riverview-Treasure Coast winner in the region semifinals.
Davon Wells ran for 120 yards on 18 carries, and Dwayne McGee ran for 99 yards on 16 carries and a touchdeown for Osceola (9-2). The Kowboys, however, doomed themselves with penalties that erased several chances. Osceola had 12 penalties for 106 yards. last game with the Huskies has come and gone after Jacksonville Lee rolled past the hosts.
The Generals (9-1) started the game fast, scoring within the first 23 seconds. The Huskies defense couldn’t contain them the rest of the night either, allowing six firsthalf touchdowns as they fell behind 41-0.
Hagerty (6-5) got its lone TD on a 21-yard pass from Sammy Cordero to Hagen Tucker in the fourth quarter.
No. 7 Edgewater (9-1) at No. 2 Gainesville Buchholz (7-3), late: Edgewater was aiming for its second straight postseason victory over Buchholz after winning 31-21 at home in last year’s first round. The Eagles are led by dual-threat QB R.J. Harvey (29 TDs). The winner faces No. 3 Tallahassee Lincoln (6-4) or No. 6 Orange Park Oakleaf (5-5). quarterfinal playoff game Friday night.
Sealey broke loose on a 90-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter and then scored on a 44-yard reception as time expired in the first half as Kathleen built a 13-3 lead.
Trailing 13-6, the Longhorns drove to the Kathleen 18-yard line with 24 seconds remaining but a Ry’Shawn Clinton strip sack of quarterback Nate Herstich and subsequent fumble recovery preserved the win. Seffner Armwood 54, Groveland South Lake 0: The Eagles (6-5) saw their season come to an abrupt end with a blowout loss to the second-seeded Hawks (10-1). Bishop Moore get within 12 yards of the end zone before a sack by Jones senior Jay Ward on fourth down with 40 seconds to play ended the hopes for the Hornets (6-5).
Avarius Sparrow ran for both touchdowns for Jones, scoring on the opening drive of the game and then again on a 34-yard run in the third quarter.
Bishop Moore’s TD came on a 25-yard pass from Dale Thomas to Janiero Crankfield in the fourth quarter.
Jones will play either No. 2 Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons or No. 7 Merritt Island next week.
No. 5 Apopka 35, No. 4 Oviedo 28: No. 3 Jacksonville Mandarin 35, No. 6 DeLand 0: Jones’ Demetrius Boney (12) is tackled by Bishop Moore’s Nick Spitulski (5) during Friday night’s Class 5A, Region 4 playoff game.No. 5 Port St. Lucie Centennial (7-2) at No. 4 Dr. Phillips (5-5), late: No. 1 Wekiva 16, No. 8 West Orange 0 No. 2 Winter Park 34, No. 7 Flagler Palm Coast 7 No. 5 Apopka 35, No. 4 Oviedo 28 No. 3 Jacksonville Mandarin 35, No. 6 DeLand 0 No. 1 Vero Beach 48, No. 8 Gateway 6 No. 7 Bradenton Manatee 28, No. 2 Osceola 17 No. 5 Port St. Lucie Centennial at No. 4 Dr. Phillips, late No. 5 Jacksonville Lee 48, No. 4 Hagerty 7 No. 7 Edgewater 65, No. 2 Gainesville Buchholz 21 No. 5 Lakeland Kathleen 13, No. 4 Harmony 6 No. 2 Seffner Armwood, 54, No. 7 Groveland South Lake 0 No. 3 Jones 14, No. 6 Bishop Moore 7 Bye: No. 2 The First Academy (8-1) No. 5 Deltona Trinity 35, No. 4 Gainesville Oak Hall 7 Bye: No. 2 Foundation Academy (8-2)