FLAG FOOTBALL: Class 2A and Class 1A Regional Semi-Finals Roundup
Here’s a recap of the 16 regional flag football semifinals that took place Thursday night statewide as the playoffs continue into the state final at Mandarin High in Jacksonville next weekend:
Fleming Island No. 1 6
No. 5 Port Orange Spruce Creek 0
REMARKS: The Golden Eagles threw another shutout on Spruce Creek after beating the Hawks 25-0 in the District Championship on April 28. The Golden Eagles will host Pace for the District 2A-Region 1 Championship on Monday. Fleming Island goes 15-1 on the season while Spruce Creek ends the year at 13-3.
No. 2 Allure 28
No. 3 Tallahassee Chiles 8
REMARKS: The pace was down 8-7 at halftime against the Timberwolves and came with 19 unanswered second-half points for the win and a shot for a trip to the state. Amaya Pablo had three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) while Ashten Dickerson also passed for a touchdown. The pace increases to 18-2 on the year as Chiles finishes the season at 15-4. Pace will travel to Fleming Island on Monday night for the Class 2A-Region 1 Championship.
AND THIS TEAM!!! Led 8-7 at halftime, the girls dug in to score 19 unanswered points in the 2nd half to lead us to victory, 26-8! Amaya Pablo threw for 2 scores and ran for another, while Ashten Dickerson also added one in the air! #Team4 #PaceFlagFB #Under Protection #GoPatriots
— Pace High School Flag Football (@PaceFlagFB) May 6, 2022
#1 Lithia Newsome 35
No. 4 Orlando Dr. Phillips 14
REMARKS: Wolves flexed another strong muscle in the playoffs against a strong Dr. Phillips team to advance to the Class 2A-Region 2 championship on Monday against Tampa Alonso. Newsome goes 18-1 on the season while Dr. Phillips ends the year at 16-2 overall.
Wolves continue to show their pack strength in every postseason game.
Region 2 is filled with quality programs, competitive athletes, and coaching staff who are committed to growing the game.
— Newsome Wolves Football Flag (@FlagNewsome) May 6, 2022
#2 Tampa Alonso 38
No. 3 Tampa Hillsborough 6
REMARKS: The Ravens showed the Terriers it wouldn’t be easy to navigate their way through the toughest region in women’s flag football after passing Ruskin Lennard on Tuesday night as Alonso dominated the entire game. The Ravens travel to Lithia Newsome on Monday night for the Class 2A-Region 2 Championship.
No. 5 Lake Worth Park Vista 12
No. 1 Stuart Martin County 6
REMARKS: The visiting Cobras knocked out the No. 1 seed from Region 3 with a touchdown pass five seconds from time that would have sent the game into overtime. Park Vista goes 16-1 on the season while Martin County ends the year at 16-2. The Cobras travel to Boca Raton Spanish River Monday night for the Class 2A-Region 3 Championship.
No. 2 Boca Raton Spanish River 27
#3 Westlake Seminole Ridge 12
REMARKS: Spanish River picked up its second victory over Seminole Ridge this season and helped the Sharks advance to the Regional Finals for the second time in program history. Spanish River goes 17-2 this season while Seminole Ridge finishes at 13-4. Spanish River will host Park Vista on Monday night for the Class 2A-Region 3 Championship.
🚨🚨🚨 SHARKS WIN! So proud of our players for their incredible effort and ability to “play the next game” tonight! Congratulation to @SRHSflag on an exceptional season. We’re moving on to the regional finals for only the second time in the program’s history! #Team25 #SharkTerritory
— Spanish River Flag Football (@RiverFlagFB) May 6, 2022
No. 1 West 6
No. 5 Cooper City 0
REMARKS: The Wildcats barely slipped by Cooper City, who flexed their muscles against Miami Ferguson just two days prior, and advance to the Class 2A-Region 4 championship on Monday. Western goes 16-0 this season while Cooper City ends the year at 14-5. Western will host Miami High on Monday night.
No. 2 Miami High 14
No. 6 Farm 0
REMARKS: The Stingarees kicked the shutout on Homestead, which was making its first-ever regional semifinal appearance in program history. Miami High travels Monday night to Davie Western for the Class 2A-Region 4 championship. Miami High goes 15-1 on the year while Homestead ends the season at 11-3 overall.
No. 1 Middleburg 14
No. 5 Tallahassee FAMU DRS 6
REMARKS: In a game that was a battle of defenses, Middleburg prevailed after wearing down the Baby Rattlers in the second half in a game that wasn’t as close as the scoreboard indicated. Find out more by clicking here for our full recap of the game. Middleburg go 16-0 on the season while FAMU DRS end the year at 10-3. Middleburg will host Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee on Monday night for the Class 1A-Region 1 Championship.
— FloridaHSFootball.com (@FlaHSFootball) May 6, 2022
No 2 Choctawhatchee 24
#3 Jacksonville Stanton 0
REMARKS: rowan franklin threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns in the game against the visiting Jacksonville Blue Devils to advance to the Regional Finals for the first time since 2018. The Indians will make the long road trip to Middleburg for the championship class 1A-Region 1. Choctawhatchee goes 13-2 on the season while Stanton ends the year at 19-1.
Class 1A R1 Semi: Choctaw 24 – Stanton (Jax) 0
Rowan Franklin 15-24, 4 touchdowns, 238 yards. TDs by Deanna Bottino, Kendall Wilson, Trinity Myers and Morgan Grace, who also had an INT. Katelynn Eisenberg led the D with 5 flags drawn.
Next: @ Middleburg for R1 Finals. Panhandle 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/bur5eLcB8P
– College Sports Network – Panhandle Channel (@VSNPanhandle) May 6, 2022
No. 1 Tampa Robinson 33
No. 4 Tampa Chamberlain 0
REMARKS: The Knights beat the visiting Chiefs to their 10th straight regional final with a chance to return to the state for the 10th straight time as well. The Knights host St. Petersburg on Monday night in the Class 1A-Region 2 Championship. Robinson moves to 19-1 this season while Chamberlain finishes with a 9-4 record.
No. 6 St. Petersburg 15
No. 3 St. Petersburg Gibbs 13
REMARKS: The third time was the charm of the Green Devils who finally got the better of Gibbs to advance to the first ever regional final. St. Petersburg travels to Tampa Robinson on Monday night for the Class 1A-Region 2 Championship. St. Petersburg goes 11-5 on the year while Gibbs finishes with a 14-2 record.
No. 5 Orlando Jones 19
No. 8 Riviera Beach Suncoast 7
REMARKS: Jones dominated Suncoast in a rare game between two general teams in the regional bracket. Jones travels to Jensen Beach on Monday night for the first regional championship game in program history for the Class 1A-Region 3 championship. Jones goes 14-2 this season while Suncoast finishes 13-7 on aggregate.
No. 3 Jensen Beach 20
#2 Ocala Trinity Catholic 15
REMARKS: Jensen Beach’s strength showed against Trinity Catholic as the Celtics played in their first-ever regional semi-final in program history to send the Falcons to the regional final for the second year in a row. Jensen Beach continues with a 17-3 record while Trinity Catholic ends the year at 14-3.
@JFlagfb with the 20-15 victory over a very good Catholic team from Trinity! We move forward !
—JBHS FlagFB (@JFlagfb) May 6, 2022
No. 1 Miami Edison 24
No. 5 Miami Central 13
REMARKS: The Red Raiders improved by outlasting the visiting Rockets in the regional semi-finals. Miami Edison will host Miami Somerset Silver Palms on Monday afternoon for the Class 1A-Region 4 Championship. Miami Edison goes 13-1 on the year while Miami Central ends the year at 14-4.
No. 2 Miami Somerset Silver Palms 39
No. 3 Pembroke Pine Charter 0
REMARKS: Somerset Silver Palms rode the visiting Jaguars to advance to their first regional final in school history. They travel to Miami Edison on Monday afternoon to face the Red Raiders in the Class 1A-Region 4 Championship. The Stallions move up to 15-1 this season while Pembroke Pines Charter ends the year at 10-6.