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High school football roundup: Week 10

Five area teams get key wins as the end of the FHSAA regular season approaches — and the SSAA playoffs begin.

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The Out-of-Door Academy (4-5) won its Sunshine State Athletic Association Class 4A quarterfinal game 42-28 over All Saints' Academy (6-3) at home. Senior running back/safety Jack Meyers had a seven-yard touchdown run, a one-yard touchdown run and an interception. Sophomore running back Allen Clark had a three-yard touchdown run. Junior guard Marvin Palominos had a one-yard touchdown run. Sophomore running back Heath DeRusso had a one-yard touchdown run. Senior defensive lineman Robert Crisci recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. The Thunder will next play St. Edward's High (4-5) in the SSAA Class 4A semifinals at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 on the road.

Braden River High (4-4) won 35-7 over Southeast High (0-9) at home. Junior quarterback Lucas Despot threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to junior receiver/running back Yahshua Edwards, a five-yard touchdown to senior receiver Matt Schefer, a six-yard touchdown to Edwards and a four-yard touchdown to senior receiver Alexander Garnes. Edwards also had a 10-yard rushing touchdown. The Pirates will next play at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 against Wildwood High (2-6) on the road before closing out their season at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 against Robinson High (6-2) on the road. 

Lakewood Ranch High (4-5) won 24-20 over Bayshore High (4-5) at home. Sophomore quarterback Liam Fernandez threw a 20-yard touchdown to senior receiver Connor Anthony and ran for a five-yard touchdown. Junior running back Cullen McRae II had a 10-yard rushing touchdown. Senior kicker Aaron Clark hit a 44-yard field goal. The Mustangs will next play Booker High (5-4) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 on the road. 

Parrish Community High (6-3) lost 49-10 to Port Charlotte High (7-2) on the road. Senior quarterback Jackson Volz ran for a five-yard touchdown. Junior kicker Owen Tomlinson hit a 27-yard field goal. The Bulls will next play at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 against George Jenkins High (4-4) at home. 


Riverview High (5-4) won 48-6 over Sarasota High (1-8) at home. Rams sophomore running back Is Belt scored rushing touchdowns of 57, 23 and one yards. Rams junior running back DJ Johnson had a three-yard rushing touchdown. Rams senior quarterback Braxton Thomas threw a nine-yard touchdown to senior receiver Anthony Campbell. Rams senior quarterback Jeremiah Dawson threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Christian Leetzow and ran for a 20-yard touchdown. Sailors senior kicker Andrew Clayton hit field goals of 43 and 25 yards. The Rams will next play Charlotte High (4-5) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at home. The Sailors will next play IMG Academy White (7-1) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at home. 

Cardinal Mooney High (7-2) won 78-12 over SmartEn Sports Academy (0-9) at home. The Cougars will next play Bayshore High (4-5) at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 on the road. 

Booker High (5-4) lost 26-18 to Lemon Bay High (8-1) on the road. Junior quarterback Jordan Johnson threw a 50-yard touchdown to senior receiver Joshua Burrows and a 48-yard touchdown to sophomore running back Takurian Smith. Senior running back Ahmad Hunter had a 25-yard rushing touchdown. The Tornadoes will next play Lakewood Ranch High (4-5) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 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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