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High school football roundup: FHSAA regional quarterfinals

Two Sarasota teams advanced, setting the stage for a rivalry rematch next week.

High school football roundup: FHSAA regional quarterfinals
High school football roundup: FHSAA regional quarterfinals
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Sarasota High (5-4) won 30-20 over Manatee High (6-4) on the road in Class 4S. 

Riverview High (4-6) won 29-15 over Gulf Coast High (8-3) on the road in Class 4S. Sophmore running back DJ Johnson had rushing touchdowns of 43 and 21 yards. Junior quarterback Jeremiah Dawson threw a 50-yard touchdowns pass to senior Luke Petitta and a 15-yard touchdown pass to junior Charles Lester III. 

Sarasota and Riverview will play each other next week at Sarasota High. The Rams beat the Sailors 14-0 on Oct. 28. 

Booker High (6-5) lost 34-31 to Frostproof High (9-2) on the road in Class 2S. Senior quarterback Will Carter Jr. and junior receiver Josiah Booker connected for three touchdowns. The Tornadoes trailed 34-17 in the fourth quarter before a comeback attempt fell just short. 

Cardinal Mooney High (4-6) had an off week before the FHSAA Class 1S playoffs begin next week. The Cougars will play John Carroll Catholic (8-1) on the road Nov. 18. 

East County 

Braden River High (5-5) lost 42-6 to Naples High (8-2) on the road. The game was 35-0 at halftime; the second half was played with a running clock. Senior wide receiver Craivontae Koonce scored the Pirates' lone touchdown. 




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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