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High school football roundup: 08.19.22

Preseason Kickoff Classics were played across the region Friday night.

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Preseason Kickoff Classics were played across the region Friday night, providing teams a chance to evaluate players in game situations before the regular season begins Aug. 26. Here is how the local teams fared:

East County

The Out-of-Door Academy defeated Keswick Christian 49-0 on the road. Senior running back Griffin DeRusso had seven carries fro 144 yards and two touchdowns. Junior linebacker Jack Meyers returned an interception for a touchdown. 

Braden River High defeated Lennard High 15-0 at home. Junior running back Trayvon Pinder and senior running back Roy Burchett each had a touchdown run. 

Lakewood Ranch High defeated Dunedin High 49-6 on the road. 


Cardinal Mooney High defeated Seffner Christian 53-0 at home. 

Booker High defeated Hardee High 59-27 at home. 

Riverview High lost 20-7 to Tampa Bay Tech at home. Junior quarterback Jeremiah Dawson threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to junior Charles Lester III for the Rams' lone score. 

Sarasota High lost 42-14 to Tampa Catholic at home. 




Ryan Kohn

Ryan Kohn is the sports editor for Sarasota and East County and a Missouri School of Journalism graduate. He was born and raised in Olney, Maryland. His biggest inspirations are Wright Thompson and Alex Ovechkin. His strongest belief is that mint chip ice cream is unbeatable.

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