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High school football roundup: Week five

Four area schools walked away with big wins Sept. 22.

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Booker High (3-2) won 24-20 over Braden River High (2-2) at home. Junior quarterback Jordan Johnson completed three of four passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns, both to senior receiver Joshua Burrows. Junior quarterback Alex Diaz threw a 30-yard touchdown to senior Josiah Booker. Senior kicker Oswaldo Mendoza-Munoz made a 34-yard field goal. The Tornadoes will next host Bayshore High (3-1) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. 

Cardinal Mooney High (4-1) won 60-0 over Space Coast High (0-5) on the road. Sophomore quarterback Devin Mignery threw touchdowns to senior Zy'marion Lang, senior Teddy Foster and sophomore Mason Jordan and added a rushing touchdown. Foster also had a pick six on defense. Senior running back Carson Beach ran for two touchdowns. The Cougars will next host Sarasota High (0-5) at 7 p.m. Sept. 29. 

Sarasota High (0-5) lost 42-14 to Bishop Verot High (5-0) at home. Senior quarterback Johnny Squitieri hit sophomore tight end Scott Wells for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Sailors will next play Cardinal Mooney High (4-1) on the road at 7 p.m. Sept. 29.

Riverview High (3-1) had an off week. The Rams will next play Venice High (2-2) on the road at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. 

East County 

Braden River High (2-2) lost 24-20 to Booker High (3-2) on the road. Junior quarterback Lucas Despot completed 13 of 33 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns, one an 83-yard touchdown to senior receiver Isaac Heaven and one a four-yard throw to junior receiver/running back Yahshua Edwards. Junior kicker Brunno Reus made field goals of 45 and 34 yards. The Pirates will hit the road to play Port Charlotte High (3-2) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. 

Lakewood Ranch High (2-3) won 22-12 over Lyman High (3-2) at home. Senior quarterback Sebastian Mejia threw a touchdown to senior Tyler Lakin and ran for a touchdown. Senior running back Simon Freed added a goal-line touchdown run. The Mustangs will next host Manatee High (5-0) at 7 p.m. Sept. 29. 

The Out-of-Door Academy (2-2) won 40-22 over Faith Christian Academy (2-3) on the road. Sophomore running back Allen Clark had two rushing touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Senior receiver/running back Jack Meyers had three touchdowns. Senior linebacker Jack Taraska had an interception. The Thunder will next host Santa Fe Catholic (1-2) at 7 p.m. Sept. 29. 

Parrish Community High (3-1) had an off week. The Bulls will next host Southeast High (0-4) at 7 p.m. Sept. 29. 



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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