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Having lost its game against Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) last week because of Hurricane Dorian and only having a nine-game schedule to begin with, the St. Thomas Aquinas football team got busy this week looking for another game.
The Raiders, ranked No. 1 in the country (USA Today) have only played one game so far and are off this weekend with a scheduled bye. They also had an open week on Oct. 4 but not anymore.
The school announced Friday afternoon that not only has it filled the spot with a game but a darn good one. The Raiders will travel to Jacksonville on Friday, Oct. 4 to take on defending 8A state champion Jacksonville Mandarin at Mandarin High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Mandarin, (2-0) ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 8A, lost its game against DeLand this weekend and was also looking to pick up a game. It just so happened the Mustangs had a scheduled open week on Oct. 4 as well.
Led by five-star quarterback Carson Beck, Mandarin delivered heartbreak to Columbus fans last December when the Mustangs edged the Explorers 37-35 in the 8A state title game.
Beck, who de-committed from Alabama and committed to Georgia this past offseason, was widely credited with being the main reason Columbus lost as he completed 25-of-36 passes for 329 yards and five touchdowns.
“Based on our previous cancellation against Bergen Catholic, we’re grateful to be able to schedule a challenging opponent like Mandarin,” said Aquinas head coach Rober Harriott. “As Florida’s defending 8A state champions, they’re a talented team and formidable opponent. We’re looking forward to the challenge.”
▪ Gulliver d. Sunset 3-1 (25-13, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18): Isabella Sakran 24 kills, 4 aces, 2 blocks; Kate Perez 11 kills, 11 aces; Olivia Connor 11 digs, 7 aces. GP: 1-4
▪ Calvary Christian d. Boca Saint John Paul II 3-1 (25-11, 25-18, 29-31, 25-22): Jolan Williams 18 kills, 2 aces, 8 digs, 3 blocks; Manaia Rewi 10 kills, 4 aces, 4 digs, 1 block. CC: 3-0
▪ Chaminade-Madonna d. Plantation American Heritage 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21).
▪ Palmetto d. Cutler Bay 7-0: High game: Connor Pipho, 268; High Series:vConnor Pipho 681. PAL: 1-0
▪ Columbus d. Schoolhouse Prep. 7-0: High games: Giancarlo Perez 242; Marlon Ruiz 234; High series: Giancarlo Perez 653. COL: 2-0
▪ Ferguson d. Reagan 5-2: High games: FERG – Gabriel Pérez 250, Raul Chávez 192, Aramis Martínez 184, Nelson Mariscal 182. High series: Gabriel Perez 666; High games: RR – Reagan Kenzie Almodóvar 234, Juan Salomón 214, Anthony Díaz 204
▪ TERRA d. Sunset 3-0: Alec Osorio 233, 218, 201 – 652 series; Ryan Toffoli 267, 236 651 series; Alex Sanjose 205. TERRA: 1-0
▪ Ferguson d. Reagan 7-0: High games: Alenays Lopez 184, Adriana Findeisen 172, Megan Morales 171; High series: Alenays López 496, Megan Morales 491
▪ TERRA d. Sunset 3-0: Gillian Pons 172, 461 series; Ella Perez 182, 453 series; Amanda Gonzalez 165. TERRA: 1-0.
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