FLAG FOOTBALL: Class 2A & Class 1A Regional Semifinals roundup
Here is a roundup of all 16 flag football regional semifinal games that took place on Thursday night around the state as the playoffs continue towards the state finals at Mandarin High in Jacksonville next weekend:
No. 1 Fleming Island 6
No. 5 Port Orange Spruce Creek 0
NOTES: The Golden Eagles pitched another shutout on Spruce Creek after defeating the Hawks 25-0 in the district championship back on April 28. The Golden Eagles will host Pace for the District 2A-Region 1 Championship on Monday. Fleming Island moves to 15-1 on the season while Spruce Creek ends the year at 13-3.
No. 2 Pace 28
No. 3 Tallahassee Chiles 8
NOTES: Pace was down 8-7 at the half to the Timberwolves and came with 19 unanswered points in the second half for the victory and a shot for a trip to state. Amaya Pablo accounted for three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) while Ashten Dickerson also passed for a touchdown as well. Pace moves to 18-2 on the year while Chiles ends the season at 15-4. Pace will travel to Fleming Island on Monday night for the Class 2A-Region 1 Championship.
HOW ABOUT THIS TEAM!!! Down 8-7 at the half, the girls dug in to score 19 unanswered 2nd half points to lead us to victory, 26-8! Amaya Pablo threw for 2 scores and ran for another, while Ashten Dickerson also added one through the air! #Team4 #PaceFlagFB #UnderArmour #GoPatriots
— Pace High School Flag Football (@PaceFlagFB) May 6, 2022
No. 1 Lithia Newsome 35
No. 4 Orlando Dr. Phillips 14
NOTES: The Wolves flexed another strong muscle in the playoff against a solid Dr. Phillips team to advance to the Class 2A-Region 2 Championship on Monday against Tampa Alonso. Newsome moves to 18-1 on the season while Dr. Phillips ends the year at 16-2 overall.
Wolves continue to show their pack strength in each post-season game.
Region 2 is filled w/ quality programs, competitive athletes, & coaching staffs who are committed to growing the game.
— Newsome Wolves Flag Football (@FlagNewsome) May 6, 2022
No. 2 Tampa Alonso 38
No. 3 Tampa Hillsborough 6
NOTES: The Ravens showed the Terriers that it won’t be easy to navigate their way through the toughest region in girls flag football that easy after sliding past Ruskin Lennard on Tuesday night as Alonso dominated the entire game. The Ravens will travel to Lithia Newsome on Monday night for the Class 2A-Region 2 Championship.
No. 5 Lake Worth Park Vista 12
No. 1 Stuart Martin County 6
NOTES: The visiting Cobras knocked out the No. 1 seed in Region 3 with a touchdown pass play with five seconds to go that would have sent the game to overtime. Park Vista moves to 16-1 on the season while Martin County ends the year at 16-2. The Cobras will travel to Boca Raton Spanish River on Monday night for the Class 2A-Region 3 Championship.
No. 2 Boca Raton Spanish River 27
No. 3 Westlake Seminole Ridge 12
NOTES: Spanish River got their second win over Seminole Ridge this season and allowing the Sharks to advance to the regional finals for the second time in program history. Spanish River moves to 17-2 on the season while Seminole Ridge ends things at 13-4. Spanish River will host Park Vista on Monday night for the Class 2A-Region 3 Championship.
🚨🚨🚨SHARKS WIN! So proud of our players for their unbelivable effort and ability to “play the next play” tonight! Congrats to @SRHSflag on an outstanding season. Moving onto the regional finals for only the second time in program history! #Team25 #SharkTerritory
— Spanish River Flag Football (@RiverFlagFB) May 6, 2022
No. 1 Western 6
No. 5 Cooper City 0
NOTES: The Wildcats barely slid by Cooper City, who flexed their muscle against Miami Ferguson just two days prior, and is advancing to the Class 2A-Region 4 Championship on Monday. Western moves to 16-0 on the season while Cooper City finishes the year at 14-5. Western will host Miami High on Monday night.
No. 2 Miami High 14
No. 6 Homestead 0
NOTES: The Stingarees pitched the shutout on Homestead who was making their first-ever regional semifinal appearance in program history. Miami High will travel on Monday night to Davie Western for the Class 2A-Region 4 Championship. Miami High moves to 15-1 on the year while Homestead ends the season at 11-3 overall.
No. 1 Middleburg 14
No. 5 Tallahassee FAMU DRS 6
NOTES: In a game that was a battle of defenses, Middleburg prevailed after wearing down the Baby Rattlers in the second half in a game that was not as close as the scoreboard indicated. Read more by clicking here for our full recap of the game. Middleburg moves to 16-0 on the season while FAMU DRS ends the year at 10-3. Middleburg will host Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee on Monday night for the Class 1A-Region 1 Championship.
— FloridaHSFootball.com (@FlaHSFootball) May 6, 2022
No. 2 Choctawhatchee 24
No. 3 Jacksonville Stanton 0
NOTES: Rowan Franklin threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns in the game against the visiting Blue Devils from Jacksonville to advance to the regional finals for the first time since 2018. The Indians will make the long road trip over to Middleburg for the Class 1A-Region 1 Championship. Choctawhatchee moves to 13-2 on the season while Stanton finishes the year at 19-1.
Class 1A R1 Semi: Choctaw 24 – Stanton (Jax) 0
Rowan Franklin 15-24, 4 tds, 238 yds. TDs by Deanna Bottino, Kendall Wilson, Trinity Myers and Morgan Grace, who also had an INT. Katelynn Eisenberg led the D with 5 flag pulls.
Next: @ Middleburg for the R1 Finals. Panhandle 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/bur5eLcB8P
— Varsity Sports Network – Panhandle Channel (@VSNPanhandle) May 6, 2022
No. 1 Tampa Robinson 33
No. 4 Tampa Chamberlain 0
NOTES: The Knights thrashed the visiting Chiefs moving on to their 10th straight regional final with a chance to get back to the state for the 10th straight time as well. The Knights will host St. Petersburg on Monday night in the Class 1A-Region 2 Championship. Robinson moves to 19-1 on the season while Chamberlain finishes with a 9-4 record.
No. 6 St. Petersburg 15
No. 3 St. Petersburg Gibbs 13
NOTES: The third time was the charm for the Green Devils who finally got the best of Gibbs to advance to the first-ever regional finals. St. Petersburg will travel to Tampa Robinson on Monday night for the Class 1A-Region 2 Championship. St. Petersburg moves to 11-5 on the year while Gibbs finishes with a 14-2 record.
No. 5 Orlando Jones 19
No. 8 Riviera Beach Suncoast 7
NOTES: Jones dominated Suncoast in a rare matchup between two at-large teams in the regional bracket. Jones will travel to Jensen Beach on Monday night for the first regional championship game in program history for the Class 1A-Region 3 Championship. Jones moves to 14-2 on the season while Suncoast finishes 13-7 overall.
No. 3 Jensen Beach 20
No. 2 Ocala Trinity Catholic 15
NOTES: The strength of Jensen Beach showed against Trinity Catholic as the Celtics were playing in their first-ever regional semifinal game in program history to send the Falcons back to the regional finals for the second straight year. Jensen Beach moves on with a 17-3 record while Trinity Catholic finishes the year at 14-3.
@JFlagfb with the 20-15 win over a very good Trinity Catholic team! We are moving on!
— JBHS FlagFB (@JFlagfb) May 6, 2022
No. 1 Miami Edison 24
No. 5 Miami Central 13
NOTES: The Red Raiders improved by outlasting the visiting Rockets in the regional semifinals. Miami Edison will move on to host Miami Somerset Silver Palms on Monday afternoon for the Class 1A-Region 4 Championship. Miami Edison moves to 13-1 on the year while Miami Central finishes the year at 14-4.
No. 2 Miami Somerset Silver Palms 39
No. 3 Pembroke Pines Charter 0
NOTES: Somerset Silver Palms ran all over the visiting Jaguars to advance to their first regional final in school history. They will travel to Miami Edison on Monday afternoon to take on the Red Raiders in the Class 1A-Region 4 Championship. The Stallions move to 15-1 on the season while Pembroke Pines Charter ends the year at 10-6.