A pair of local rivalry games — Sarasota at Booker and Braden River at Lakewood Ranch — highlighted the slate. One was a rout while the other came down to the final seconds.
Braden River High (2-0) defeated Lakewood Ranch High (1-1) 33-14 on the road.
The Out-of-Door Academy (3-0) defeated Saint Stephen's Episcopal (0-3) 26-22 on the road.
Parrish Community High (2-0) defeated Bayshore High (0-2) 62-7 on the road. Bulls junior quarterback Jackson Volz, who lives in the Lakewood Ranch area, threw two touchdown passes.
Sarasota High (2-1) defeated Booker High (1-2) 28-21 on the road. Sailors sophomore Alex Diaz threw a touchdown pass to Chris Rudolph with less than 15 seconds left to secure the win.
Cardinal Mooney High (1-2) lost 28-27 to First Baptist Academy (2-1) in overtime on the road.
Riverview High (0-3) lost 17-14 to Palmetto High (2-1) in double overtime on the road.
In 8-man football, Sarasota Christian (1-2) defeated Four Corners Charter (0-2) 35-18 on the road. It is the Blazers' first win as a program.
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