Apopka holds on to beat Oviedo

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS WEEKEND -

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.

REIN­HOLD MATAY/OR­LANDO SEN­TINEL COR­RE­SPON­DENT Class 8A, Re­gion 1 Class 8A, Re­gion 2 Class 7A, Re­gion 1 Class 7A, Re­gion 2 Class 6A, Re­gion 2 Class 5A, Re­gion 4 Class 3A, Re­gion 2 Class 2A, Re­gion 2

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)

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