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High school football roundup: FHSAA regional finals

Two Sarasota-area teams advanced to the state semifinals Friday night, while one saw its season end.

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Cardinal Mooney High (10-2) won 42-0 over Victory Christian Academy (6-6) in Class 1S. Cougars senior running back Carson Beach ran for touchdowns of 74 yards, 25 yards and one yard. Senior quarterback Michael Valentino threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to junior Chris McCorkle. Senior Teddy Foster returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown. Freshman Caleb Moreland ran for a five-yard touchdown. Nino Schuetz kicked a 37-yard field goal. The Cougars will next play North Florida Christian (9-3) at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at home in the state semifinals. 

Booker High (9-4) won 38-32 over Bishop Verot High (11-2) in Class 2S. Tornadoes sophomore Kevontay Hugan ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown. Senior Josiah Booker ran for a 25-yard touchdown. Senior kicker Oswaldo Mendoza-Munoz made field goals of 25 yards, 35 yards and 40 yards. Booker forced Bishop Verot into seven turnovers. The Tornadoes will next play Cocoa High (12-1)at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 on the road in the state semifinals. 

Riverview High (8-5) lost 49-23 to Venice High (11-2) on the road in Class 4S. Rams senior quarterback Braxton Thomas ran for a two-yard touchdown and threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Anthony Campbell. Junior running back DJ Johnson ran for a 14-yard 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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