EDITOR’S NOTE: Information is updated to reflect FAMU DRS’ correct number of appearances in the Final Four, which is two, not one.
Here is a recap of all the regional final action in Flag Football from Monday night. Rankings used are from the FloridaHSFootball.com Flag Football Top 20 Statewide ranking as published on April 26, 2021.
No. 19 Navarre 19, No. 9 Port Orange Spruce Creek 13
In a game that started way later than the rest around the state thanks to issues from Mother Nature, the Raiders battled back and forth until the end in the Class 2A-Region 1 Final. That is when Rachel Leggett went the distance with 35 seconds left for the Raiders on a fourth-down attempt instead of punting, to give the Raiders the lead and the win, per Chris Boyle at the Daytona Beach News-Journal and Brian Lester at the Navarre Press. The win puts the young Navarre program in the Final Four for the first time in school history.
TOUCHDOWN, Navarre! Raiders choose to play instead of punt, and Rachel Leggett goes the distance. Navarre leads for the first time, 19-13, with 35 seconds left. pic.twitter.com/lPdSzxGX7B
— Chris Boyle (@ChrisBoyleDBNJ) May 4, 2021
No. 3 Lithia Newsome 20, Valrico Bloomingdale 19
The host Wolves got their biggest scare of the season after having the visiting Bulls coming close to pulling off one of the biggest upsets in the state last night. However, Newsome is now Final Four bound after giving it all they got in the Class 2A-Region 2 Final. Newsome moves to 18-1 on the season while Bloomingdale finishes 10-7.
Congrats Wolves! This team, ALL YEAR, has laid everything on the line for 4 full quarters. The will of this group to dig deep & fight thru the struggles of competitive games has unified this team. @BdaleFLAG played so well & they made big plays on both sides of the ball. pic.twitter.com/EPHUeMsZ6n
— Newsome Wolves Flag Football (@FlagNewsome) May 4, 2021
PLAYOFF BRACKET: Class 2A playoff bracket
No. 2 Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge 44, St. Cloud 6
The Hawks turned in their most dominating performance of the season with a total thrashing of the Bulldogs in the Class 2A-Region 3 Final to get the Hawks back to the State Semifinals for the first time since the 2018 season where they eventually fell to Tampa Alonso in the Class 2A State Championship Game. The Hawks move to 16-0 on the year while St. Cloud finishes with a 9-4 overall record.
From earlier: Post game interview with @SRHSflag head coach Scott O’Hara after his girls flag football team blew out St. Cloud in a 44-6 win.
— New Era Prep (@EraPrep) May 4, 2021
The @SRRidgeSports flag football team had unfinished business coming into this season.
— ESPN Top 63 (@ESPNTop63) May 4, 2021
No. 5 Davie Western 38, No. 15 Miami Ferguson 6
The host Wildcats blew out the visiting Falcons to reach their first-ever State Semifinal appearance in school history, representing Class 2A-Region 4. Western moves on to 16-0 on the season while Ferguson finishes the season with a 9-2 overall record.
Tallahassee FAMU DRS 31, No. 16 Middleburg 13
The Baby Rattlers turned in a dominating performance in the second half in the Class 1A-Region 1 Final to clinch their ticket to their second-ever Final Four appearance in school history thanks to the impressive efforts of Jade Dubose, Ameari Logan, and Suraya Wash, dealing the host Broncos their first loss on the season. The Baby Rattlers move to 11-3 on the season, while the Broncos finished their season at 12-1.
Jensen Beach 26, Fort Lauderdale Dillard 0
The Falcons who last week pitched a shutout on Daytona Beach Mainland, pitched their second straight shutout in the state series with a 26-0 blowout win over the host Panthers in the Class 1A-Region 2 Final to move to their first State Semifinal Final appearance since 2017. Jensen Beach moves to 12-6 on the season while Dillard finished the year at 7-3.
WATCH:@JBeachAthletics flag football hit a rough patch this year but they kept fighting.
— ESPN Top 63 (@ESPNTop63) May 4, 2021
PLAYOFF BRACKET: Class 1A playoff bracket
No. 1 Tampa Robinson 34, No. 7 Lecanto 0
After playing the Knights close in the preseason, the Panthers had no answers in their second meet-up of the season with everything on the line in the Class 1A-Region 3 Final. According to Bob Putnam at Prime Time Preps, Quarterback Sydney Stout threw her 100th touchdown pass of the season – yes, the season – in the win. The Knights also extended their winning streak to 48 games which date back to 2018 when their last loss came to Tampa Alonso on April 16 of that year.
Robinson quarterback Sydney Stout hit a mind-boggling number Monday night, throwing her 100th touchdown this season in flag football. @RobinsonFlag @YahooSports @usatodaysports @espn https://t.co/haaSXhmhnX
— Bob Putnam (@Biggamebobby) May 4, 2021
No. 13 Miami Edison 12, No. 6 Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace 0
The Red Raiders are back in the state semifinals for the first time since 2018, pitching a low-scoring shutout on an extremely competitive Spartans program that had not lost a game the entire season until yesterday in the Class 1A-Region 4 Final. Miami Edison moves to 10-1 on the season while Monsignor Pace finishes the season at 12-1.