Mainland and Warner advance on the gridiron
COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER
Mainland upsets Lake Gibson
Cameron “Squirt’’ Hadley threw for 387 yards with five touchdowns and returned a 67-yard punt for a score to lead Mainland past previously unbeaten Lakeland Lake Gibson 49-42.
Sam White also had eight catches for 260 receiving yards with four touchdowns and ran for another for the Buccaneers.
Hadley threw three touchdowns to White in the fourth quarter alone. Stephen Bostick also had 65 receiving yards for the ‘Bucs.
Lake Mary Prep handles Trinity
Ray Lewis III, son of NFL star Ray Lewis, ran for 216 yards with two touchdowns and threw for another to lead Lake Mary Prep to a 38-12 win over Deltona Trinity Christian Academy.
Lewis (89 career TDs) broke the Seminole County touchdown record (88) in the game.
Lake Mary Prep racked up 346 yards of total offense while Trinity played without dual threat star quarterback Marquion Lane who was out with an injury.
Theodore Washington added a touchdown run and three interceptions on defense for the Griffins.
Dillon Smith threw for 159 yards with two touchdown passes to Julian Delgado for the Trinity Eagles.
Warner rips Foundation
Marcus Dixon ran for 139 yards with three touchdowns to lead Warner Christian Academy to a 62-0 blow out win over Winter Garden Foundation Academy in the Class 2A Regional Semi-Final.
The Eagles defense held the Lions to 131 total yards and recorded four interceptions.
Khalil Hicks added 112 yards rushing with a score while both Tyrone Walker and James Paytas had an interception return touchdown for Warner.
New Smyrna eliminated
New Smyrna lost to Winter Haven 24-20 to open the 6A playoffs. The loss was the first of the season but ended the Barracudas season.
University of Florida commit Adam Lane ran for 153 yards and a touchdown for Winter Haven.
New Smyrna was held to just 12 yard of offense in the second half.
James Clark had four catches for 116 yards and D’Cota Dixon had two touchdowns for the Barracudas.
Marcus Johnson added 126 yards passing and Diamonte Mitchell had a 25-yard interception return score for the Barracudas.
Robinson routes Atlantic
Atlantic outgained Tampa Robinson in total yardage (236-163) and in first downs (15-7) but still lost 41-8 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Chris Jones ran for 84 yards and Alex Bell had 97 total yards to lead Atlantic. The Sharks’ lone score came on a touchdown run from Xavier Scott.
Seminole tops DeLand
DeLand was knocked out of the playoffs with a 26-12 loss to Sanford Seminole.
Ronnie Moore threw for 187 yards and ran for 98 more with a score for Seminole. He also intercepted two passes on defense.
JoJo Kemp was limited to 30 yards rushing but scored two touchdowns for DeLand.
Other sports news
Matanzas head football coach Keith Logacki resigned. In seven seasons, he led the Pirates to a 21-49 mark, including 3-7 this season. He is the only coach in the Palm Coast school’s history. The school will put together a committee to find his replacement. Logacki will remain at Matanzas as a teacher.
Warner Christian Academy’s girls volleyball coach Vanessa Tress resigned last month for personal reasons. In four seasons, she led the Eagles to a 64-24 record and won two Class 1A state titles.
Father Lopez basketball player Shannon Crenshaw scored her 2,000th career point in a 78-53 win over Apopka on Nov. 14. The George Washington University commit had 22 points in that game.
This week’s playoff games
Mainland (8-3) at Winter Haven (10-1): The Buccaneers have a tough road test with the Blue Devils. The Bucs’ offense must continue to click under Cameron Hadley to help their stingy defense pull off the win. Winter Haven has a top notch back in Adam Lane.
Warner (10-1) at Lake Mary Prep (11-0): The Eagles are better and have played a tougher schedule but have to be focused. The Griffins have stars like Ray Lewis III and Theodore Washington. Warner will ride their horse Marcus Dixon and Bentlee Critcher is another playmaker.
Prep Sports Seven basketball
Girls: 1. Father Lopez, 2. Atlantic, 3. DeLand, 4. Flagler Palm Coast, 5. Seabreeze, 6. New Smyrna, 7. Spruce Creek.