+ Lady Blazers notch come-from-behind win
The Sarasota Christian School volleyball team came from behind to defeat Cardinal Mooney 25-15, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-10 Aug. 26 in the season opener for both teams.
Heidi Miller powered the Lazy Blazers with 12 kills and an ace. Brianna Eddy recorded four aces and a kill. Cheyenne Miller added six kills and an ace.
+ Sailors breeze to Kickoff Classic win
The Sarasota High football team sailed to a 37-7 victory over Dixie Hollins in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23.
Riverview transfer Justin Austin scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the way for the Sailors.
Quarterback Caulin McNeal threw a pair of touchdowns, including a 48-yard strike to Shawn Bane Jr.
Chris McKenzie added a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown.
+ Rams run past Tigers
The Riverview High football team defeated Palmetto 13-3 in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23.
Quarterback Richie James scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. Junior running back Karan Higdon racked up 193 yards on the ground.
Riverview opens the regular season Friday, Aug. 30, at Bayshore. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
+ Cougars roll to Classic win
The Cardinal Mooney High football team cruised to a 49-7 victory over Bradenton Christian in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23.
Quarterback Reese Vita threw a pair of touchdowns to Austin Leach and Ethan Robertson.
Demardre Patterson rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Vince Sellers scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, and Jaz Mongeon added a touchdown.
Cardinal Mooney opens the regular season Friday, Aug. 30, versus LaBelle. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Running Back | Football
6 — The number of touchdowns Higdon scored in a single game during his Pop Warner playing days.
5 — The age Higdon began playing football.
193 — The number of yards Higdon racked up in the Rams’ 13-3 Kickoff Classic victory over Palmetto Aug. 23.