CC: Watkins 3 run (Gabriel kick)
PPC: Charles 80 run (Davis kick)
CC: Young 85 kickoff return (Gabriel kick)
CC: Alexander 10 pass from Harrison (Gabriel kick)
CC: Greene 75 pass from Harrison (kick failed)
PPC: Jablonka 3 run (Davis kick)
CC: Blair 38 pass from Harrison (kick failed)
PPC: DeLeon 5 run (Davis kick)
CC: Alexander 38 pass from Harrison (Gabriel kick)
CC: Alexander 25 pass from Harrison (Gabriel kick)
PPC: DeLeon 15 run (Davis kick)
Rushing: PPC: Damien Charles 19-148, John Jablonka 16-92, Jordan DeLeon 6-84, Will Facey 5-22, Kevin Gonzalez 5-14.
CC: Taiwain Watkins 7-27, Emmanuel Green 2-23, Malik Perry 2-10, Worshley Lima 1-0, Malik Young 2-(minus 2), Jahkari Harrison 3-(minus 7.
Passing: PPC: John Jablonka 1-4-1, 25 yards.
CC: Jahkari Harrison 1-5-1, 19 yards.
Receiving: PPC: Jordan DeLeon 1-25.
CC: Emanuel Greene 5-143, Erin Alexander 7-134, Alan Blair 2-32, Malik Young 1-30, Jahvon Whitehead 1-18
• Stranahan 26, Archbishop McCarthy 7: Darrius McFadden accounted for four touchdowns as Stranahan rolled past Archbishop McCarthy at South Plantation in a district game to pick up its second win of the season.
McFadden opened the scoring in the first quarter hauling in a 39-yard touchdown pass from Eugene Davis. The two connected again on the next drive for a 24-yard touchdown, before McFadden moved to quarterback for a few plays. The senior athlete found Javonne Heastie for a 35-yard touchdown and the offense was moving the ball with ease.
The Dragons (2-4, 2-2 in 15-6A) forced two turnovers and stopped the Mavericks (0-6, 0-4) five times on attempted fourth-down conversions.
McFadden opened the second half with a 34-yard strike to Marvin Robinson for his second touchdown pass of the game and finished with 121 yards of total offense. Davis added 151 yards passing while Heastie tallied 141 yards of offense in a variety of ways. The Mavericks lone score came in the second quarter when Eric Paul tossed a 18-yard touchdown to Justin Thomas.
Venice High ended St. Thomas Aquinas season last year in the state finals, leaving a sour taste in the mouths of coach Lisa Zielinski and her team.
The Raiders and Zielinski capitalized on an opportunity to avenge the loss as they traveled to Venice and defeated the 25-9, 25-22, 29-27.
For the Raiders (18-2), this was a game circled on their calendars.
We had a very successful season last year with a lot of seniors, but we lost to them in the state finals, Zielinski said. It meant a lot for the girls to come back and beat this team.
Zielinski, before her team heads into the postseason, wanted to gauge how her team responds in a crucial game against an opponent that has beaten them before.
I wanted to see how we played a team that has beaten us before, said Zielinski. Those are the challenges we want them to overcome before the postseason.
Nikki Lyons led the way for the Raiders, registering 14 kills, nine digs, six points and three blocks.
Nikki is hitting phenomenally right now, it was hard for them to try and stop her, Zielinski said of Lyons performance.
As for the rest of the season, the Raiders still have some competitive matchups before the postseason begins. But for now St. Thomas can relish that it traveled to Venice and avenged the 2012 season-ending loss.