Welcome to the first edition of Thursday Night Rewind, which will take a look back on all the action from around the state Thursday night including recaps of some of the top games and top teams as well as give you all the scores you might have missed to get you ready for the big show each and every Friday night on FloridaHSFootball.com.
Coral Gables 16, Miami Carol City 13 (OT): Miami Carol City (0-1), the No. 4 ranked team in Class 6A on FloridaHSFootball.com’s hybrid rankings, found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard Thursday night, repeating an almost similar storyline to last season’s 14-12 loss to Coral Gables (1-0). However, the Chiefs which were down 13-0 to the Cavaliers came back late in the game to tie things up and send it into overtime. According to the Miami Herald, it was a 25-yard FG from Sebastian Riella as well as Anthony Puntonet’s interception that secured the win for the Cavaliers, which was also plagued by a 45-minute lightning delay.
Game Highlights from the Miami Herald:
Palm Bay 25, Columbine, Colo. 20: The Palm Bay Pirates (1-0) knocked off one of Colorado’s top teams from last in Columbine at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Thursday evening. According to Florida Today, running back B.J. Daniels was the biggest spark for the Pirates, rushing 89 yards and scoring two touchdown’s to propel the team over the Rebels. However, Palm Bay’s defense might take the biggest credit of the night denying Columbine on three plays inside the five-yard line to seal the win up.
Clearwater Central Catholic 44, Berkeley Prep 27: Clearwater Central Catholic (1-0) was one of the few teams in Tampa Bay to get things started a day early, hosting Berkeley Prep (0-1) in a televised game on Bright House Sports Network. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the team came out almost at ease under new head coach Chris Harvey who found his team pretty quickly with a 14-0 lead thanks to a 67-yard touchdown pass and a 28-yard rushing touchdown on offense. However, Berkeley Prep eventually tied the game before the Marauders pulled away for the win later on in the game.
Jesuit 39, Lakewood Ranch 3: With a preseason game Friday night for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, Jesuit (1-0) moved up their season opener with Lakewood Ranch (0-1) a day early. The Mustangs were no match for the Tigers who ran all over the visitors from Bradenton. According to the Tampa Bay Times, senior running back Malik Davis put on a clinic rushing for 195 yards on 18 carries while putting four of those 18 carries into the end zone for scores that helped seal the deal early. Jesuit is currently ranked No.
Columbia 17, Gainesville 12: What was expected to be more of a mismatch turned into sloppy play from both the visiting Columbia Tigers and the host Gainesville Purple Hurricanes. Columbia which is currently ranked No. 2 in FloridaHSFootball.com hybrid rankings didn’t get off to a good start going for a gutsy move to for it on fourth down early. However, Columbia (1-0) eventually put the first points on the board and led the entire game. The Tigers scored points through a passing touchdown, with a blocked punt as well as a field goal, while holding Gainesville (0-1) from making a comeback late in the fourth-quarter. Read more on FloridaHSFootball.com about the game.
West Florida 28, Escambia 27: West Florida (1-0) got their season started off on the right note when they played a tight game against crosstown foe Escambia (0-1) after linebacker Kalia Davis blocked an extra point that would seal the win on the road at Emmitt Smith Field, according to the Pensacola News Journal. Both teams kept things going back and forth either strong plays or glaring miscues made sure fans go their monies worth the entire game which was tied at 21-all at the half before the score was settled in the second half.
Other Thursday Night Scores:
Ferguson 14, Homestead 3 (Weather Shortened)
Monarch (CO) 40, Colonial 21
North Miami Beach 57, Braddock 0
Silver Creek (CO) 42, Somerset Sliver Palms 7
Oak Hall 56, Florida Deaf 0
Miami Palmetto 49, Miami Sunset 7 (Weather Shortened)
Varela 24, South Miami 7
Freeport 20, Cottondale 12
Hollywood Hills 19, Monarch 16
International School of Broward 8, Coral Springs Charter 7 (Weather Shortened)
Mobile Christian (AL) 49, Lighthouse PCA 6
McArthur 14, Ralston Valley (CO) 9
Mosley 35, Rutherford