The Barron Collier football team put up what qualified as a mad aerial passing attack in its regular season finale Friday night.
Cougars quarterback Conor Keating passed for 82 yards after the team had only 51 yards all season in a rout of Gulf Coast at Barron Collier High in the annual Catfish Bowl.
Andy Boileau led the Cougars (7-3) with 77 yards rushing. Mike Heuerman had 82 yards of receiving with one score. Keating ran for two scores.
B.C. has won the Catfish Bowl five straight years and 11 of the last 12.
“I’m happy for the seniors that we won and played so well,” said Barron Collier coach Dan Pallante. “We’ve all fought through some hard times. Conor stepped up and played well and got some experience he needed.”
The Cougars travel next week to play South Fort Myers in the opening round of the playoffs.
“We now have to get focused and keep everything fresh,” Pallante said. “We have to figure out what we need to do next week to win. We’ve got to ready for a great football team in South Fort Myers.”
Gulf Coast (2-8) was led by Brandon Mullings’ 86 yards rushing.