Braden River 28,
North FM 3
BRADENTON – Braden River’s defense forced five turnovers, three in the second-quarter, on Friday night to lift the Pirates to a convincing victory.
The Red Knights managed to kick a 32-yard field goal by Connor Black midway through the first quarter for a 3-0 lead.
Trailing 14-3, North Fort Myers was on the verge of cutting into the margin late in the second quartert after a 75-yard completion from Brandon Makar to Tucker Sheridan. But the Red Knights fumbled and Braden River’s Curtis Govan recovered at the 4-yard line to end the scoring threat.
The Pirates appeared to take a 17-point lead on the opening kickoff of the second half when Austin Myara caused and recovered a fumble, returning it 22 yards for a touchdown. However, the play was ruled dead, allowing North Fort Myers to keep the ball.
Cardinal Mooney 47,
SARASOTA – Cardinal Mooney held visiting LaBelle to four first downs while racking up over 300 yards of offense in a win over the Cowboys Friday night at John Heath Field.
Reese Vita threw for 184 yards and three second-quarter touchdowns, completing 10 of 17 passes for Mooney. Alex Sobczak and Vince Sellers added rushing scores, combining for 131 yards on the ground.
The lone highlight for the Cowboys was Danny Robinson’s 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. However, it came between two Mooney scores in the second quarter.
LaBelle finished with just 92 yards of offense. A.J. Ayala had a rough game. He had some adventures getting snaps out of the pistol formation and completed just 1 of 7 passes. His first throw, which came on the game’s opening play, was an interception.
First Baptist 53, Coral Springs 0
Gulf Coast 35, Pembroke Pines 10
Golden Gate 22, Goleman 8
Clearwater CC 48, Lely 10
CSN 45, Imagine 0
Marco 44, Oasis 0
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