Tampa Bay Times

Playoffs take form

- Staff writer Rodney Page and correspond­ents Corey Long, Jake Perper, Darek Sharp, Monroe Roark, Colby Cole, Greg Zeck, Andy Villamarzo, Scott Purks and Kelly Parsons contribute­d to this report.

Highlights from Week 10. Find game recaps at

• Tampa Catholic 40, Belleview 0 • Gibbs 60, Dunedin 0 • Cambridge 55, Carrollwoo­d 20 • Mitchell 48, Land O’Lakes 12 • Calvary Chr. 38, SPC 0 • Strawberry Crest 9, Lennard 6 • River Ridge 47, Wesley Chapel 0 • CCC 24, Cardinal Mooney 3 • Anclote 35, Fivay 0

• Lakewood 36, Tarpon Springs 14 • Northeast 42, Osceola 20

• PHU 27, Steinbrenn­er 7 • Berkeley Prep 28, Sickles 7 • East Lake 35, Seminole 0 • Farragut 35, Northside Chr. 33 • Springstea­d 48, Pasco 21 • Jefferson 20, Robinson 14 • Armwood 28, Hillsborou­gh 6 • Bloomingda­le 21, Durant 15 • Largo 17, Clearwater 7

• Tampa Bay Tech 62, Plant City 21 • Plant 56, Wiregrass Ranch 36 • Chamberlai­n 42, Brandon 15

• Another season, another district championsh­ip for Plant. The Panthers (8-1, 6-0) won their 13th straight title under coach Robert Weiner. Plant scored three straight touchdowns to start the second half and turn a six-point lead into 27. Ten players carried the ball for Plant. Romain Mungin scored two touchdowns for the Panthers, including a 54-yarder. • Gregory Spann II threw two touchdowns and ran for another as Lakewood (6-1, 3-0) cruised. Spann completed 10-of-15 passes for 123 yards, and rushed for an additional 61 yards on 12 attempts • The Armwood defense remained devastatin­g, dishing out brutal sacks (four total) and holding the Hillsborou­gh to nine total first downs. Offensivel­y, the Hawks (9-0, 5-0) really didn’t find their groove until the second half when Jerome Ford ripped off an 80-yard third-quarter TD run and Brian Snead tacked on a 15-yard TD run, adding to his 23-yard TD reception in the first half. Snead capped his night with a 16-yard TD run with six seconds left, giving him 17 carries for 146 yards.

Holding calls stalled two of River Ridge’s first-half drives, keeping the score close at 3-0. The Royal Knights committed just one penalty the rest of the way — and scored TDs on their final six possession­s. Numbers of the night: River Ridge scored 38 points in 13 minutes. DJ Mann had two intercepti­ons, Mikey Roussos ran for two scores and added a TD reception on deflected pass, and QBs Kyle St. John and Devin Gallo combined to go 17-of-26 for 140 yards and two Gallo TDs. • Palm Harbor U. picked up its first district win of the season thanks to Wyatt Beasey. The score was 7-7 heading into the fourth quarter but PHU started strong with a 2yard TD run by Beasey. He found the end zone two more times — on a 10-yard run and an 8-yard pass to

• Calvary Christian’s

finished 8-for-9 for 131 yards and three TDs. Two of those tosses came on streaks to Kade Burley for 36 and 30 yards less than seven minutes in.

• Tampa Catholic’s Charlie Dean threw three touchdowns and rushed for another.

• Cambridge Christian’s Jaylin Jackson combined for six TDs. • Northeast’s Keon Gulley passed for 238 yards and five TDs. Michael Penix Jr. may be a Division I-A talent at quarterbac­k, but Tampa Bay Tech’s run game stole the show with seven scores and 400 yards. TBT has now scored at least 49 points in seven of its nine games this season, and the Titans (8-1) are 12-0 in district play the past two seasons.

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