Thursday August 25
Lakewood 28, Northeast 0
Boca Ciega 27, Seminole 0
Friday August 26
Cambridge Christian 38, St. Petersburg Catholic 0
Largo 21, Pinellas Park 0
Saw Palmetto 24, Gibbs 20
Calvary Christian 35, Lakeland Victory Christian 3
Bradenton Christian 39, Keswick Christian 0
Indian Rocks Christian 49, St. Francis Catholic 0
Masters Academy 48, Lakeside Christian 28
Lakeland 42, Clearwater 6
Northside Christian 21, Akelynn’s Angels 0
Gibson Lake 28, East Lake 20
St. Petersburg 48, Tarpon Springs 12
Osceola 23, Palm Harbor University 20
Campaign 24, Dunedin 7
Clearwater Central Catholic 24, Berkeley Prep 7
After losing to rival Berkeley Prep in both meetings last year, Clearwater Central Catholic was rewarded with a resounding 24-7 win in the season opener. The Marauders relied on their experienced offensive line to fight their way through what was an effective running game. And the defense has limited the Buccaneers’ big-play ability.
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Indian Rocks Christian coach Mark Buchanan is back for his second stint as coach. Buchanan, who retired in 2017, is back after a three-year battle with cancer and is now cancer-free. His return was a success with the Golden Eagles shutting out Legacy Charter in their season opener.
Packers are rewarded
Largo had lost each of his last three meetings against Pinellas Park. On Friday, the Packers finally overtook their nemesis with a 21-0 victory. Largo did this by staying balanced on offense and making big plays on defense.
Five teams — Boca Ciega, Indian Rocks Christian, Lakewood, Largo and Northside Christian — all recorded shutouts in their season openers, which were played on Thursday or Friday.
Prime time performers
RB Mykehl Boebert, Jr., University of Palm Harbor: Finished with 64 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in a loss to Osceola.
RB Caleb Coburn, Sr., East Lake: Ran for 87 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Lake Gibson.
QB Anthony Colandrea, Sr., Lakewood: Virginia’s commitment threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Northeast.
TE Brock Couch, Sr., East Lake: Had three receptions for 32 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Lake Gibson.
QB Jacob Drackett, Jr., Calvary Christian: Thrown two touchdowns and ran for another in a win over Lakeland Victory Christian.
WR/K Kai Eberhart, Sr., Osceola: Had two for 42 yards, both for touchdowns, and had a field goal for 37 yards in a win over Palm Harbor University.
RB Zahir Favors, Sr., Boca Ciega: Ran for over 100 yards and had three touchdowns in a win over Seminole.
Gunner RB/LB Fodor, Jr., University of Palm Harbor: Ran for 55 yards, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had eight tackles on defense in a loss to Osceola.
LB Dylan Freese, Jr., Osceola: Recorded 11 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in a win over Palm Harbor University.
WR Caleb Goodloe, Jr., Calvary Christian: Finished with about 100 receptions and two touchdowns in a win over Lakeland Victory Christian.
FS Chase Green, Jr., Largo: Returned an interception for a touchdown in a win over Pinellas Park.
ATH Tra’quan Johnson, Sr., Lakewood: Gibbs’ trade ended with 70 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight carries in a win over Northeast.
QB Jefferey Jones, So., St. Petersburg: The dual-threat dynamo had 344 yards (273 rushing, 171 passing) and threw for four touchdowns in a win over Tarpon Springs.
ATH Montravious Lloyd, Sr., Lakewood: Pittsburgh’s commitment had seven receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown in a win over Northeast.
RB Sammy Miller Jr., Sr., Gibbs: Finished with 128 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries in a loss to Palmetto.
ATH Brandon Mills, Sr., Gibbs: Recorded two forced fumbles and an interception in a loss to Palmetto.
WR Shamar Rigby, Jr., Lakewood: Finished with five receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown in a win over Northeast.
RB Jaden Sanders, Jr., Campaign: Rushed for 201 yards on 17 carries in a win over Dunedin.
QB Jacob Taylor, So., East Lake: Threw for 149 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Lake Gibson.
QB Jeremy Thomas, Jr., Largo: Thrown for a touchdown and ran for another in a win over Pinellas Park.
To be continued (week 2 schedule)
Thursday, September 1
Hollins at Land O’ Lakes, 7:30 a.m.
Countryside at River Ridge, 7:30 a.m.
Friday, September 2
Keswick Christian in Bishop McLaughlin, 7
Clearwater Central Catholic in Ocala Trinity Catholic, 7
St. Petersburg Catholic at Indian Rocks Christian, age 7
Miami Palmetto at Clearwater Academy, 7
Gibbs in St. Augustine, 7
Northside Christian in Bradenton Saint Stephen’s, 7
Canterbury to Sarasota Christian, 7
Christian by the Lake in Shorecrest, 7
East Lake to Mitchell, 7:30 a.m.
Palm Beach Central to Lakewood, 7:30 a.m.
Osceola to Dunedin, 7:30 a.m.
Clearwater northeast, 7:30 a.m.
St. Petersburg at Palm Harbor University, 7:30 a.m.
Pinellas Park in Boca Ciega, 7:30 a.m.
Tarpon Springs to Seminole 7:30
American Collegiate Church at Lakeland Christian, 7:30 a.m.