Here is a quick recap of all 16 FHSAA Class 1A flag football regional quarterfinal games that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday nights around the Sunshine State:
No. 1 Middleburg 26
No. 8 Green Cove Springs Clay 7
NOTES: Senior quarterback Brooke Swenson threw for three touchdown passes and rushed for one more in the Broncos’ third thumping of their rivals this season. Check out our recap of the game here for more. Clay ends the season at 7-5 while Middleburg continues its undefeated ways at 15-0.
No. 5 Tallahassee FAMU DRS 35
No. 4 Live Oak Suwannee 0
NOTES: The Baby Rattlers handled first time playoff team in the host Bulldogs, easily manhandling them by Jade DuBose’s quarterbacking efforts. Suwannee ends the year at 11-7 while FAMU moves on to 10-2 on the season.
No. 2 Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 14
No. 7 Tallahassee Godby 0
NOTES: In the third meeting between Choctawhatchee and Godby, the Indians didn’t put up as many points but was able to pitch the shutout to advance to the regional semifinals. Choctawhatchee moves to 12-2 on the year while Godby sees the season end at 10-5.
No. 3 Jacksonville Stanton 19
No. 6 Jacksonville Ed White 13
NOTES: In the first meeting of the two Gateway Conference teams this season, Stanton was tested the hardest given their strength of schedule was not highly regarded coming into the playoffs. Stanton moves to 19-0 on the year while Ed White finishes the year at 12-5.
No. 1 Robinson 46
No. 8 Parrish Community 6
NOTES: Robinson started the playoffs by crushing first-time playoff team Parrish Community with a rout at home as the Knights look for their sixth straight title and seventh out of the last eight years. Robinson moves to 18-1 on the season while Parrish Community finishes the year at 9-4.
No. 4 Tampa Chamberlain
No. 5 Seminole Osceola
NOTES: Game was postponed to Wednesday night at 7 p.m. due to weather.
No. 2 St. Petersburg Gibbs 40
No. 7 Crystal River 7
NOTES: Gibbs notched its first regional playoff victory over Crystal River in dominating fashion. The Gladiators move to 14-1 on the year while Crystal River finishes the season at 8-4.
No. 6 St. Petersburg 16
No. 3 Lecanto 7
NOTES: The Green Devils made the trip into Citrus County and pulled off the upset on higher-ranked Lecanto for the first regional playoff victory in school history. St. Petersburg now sports a 10-5 record after a win while Lecanto ends the year at 16-2.
No. 8 Riviera Beach Suncoast 19
No. 1 Daytona Beach Mainland 12
NOTES: In the most stunning upset of the regional quarterfinals was No. 8 Suncoast upending No. 1 Mainland sending the Buccaneers to a first-round exit for the second straight year. Suncoast continues their season with a 13-6 record while Mainland finishes with a 12-5 record.
No. 5 Orlando Jones 27
No. 4 Fort Pierce Lincoln Park Academy 6
NOTES: The visiting Tigers used both a great defensive and offensive performance to dominate first-time playoff team Lincoln Park Academy to advance in the regional playoffs. Jones moves to 13-2 on the year while Lincoln Park Academy wraps up the 2022 season at 9-7.
No. 2 Ocala Trinity Catholic 24
No. 7 Belleview 6
NOTES: The Celtics beat the Rattlers for the third time this season but gave up their first points to them in the regional quarterfinals in what is the first-ever regional playoff victory for Trinity Catholic. The Celtics move on with a 14-2 record while Belleview ends the year at 11-7.
No. 3 Jensen Beach 6
No. 6 Daytona Beach Seabreeze 0 (OT)
NOTES: It took things going into “free football” for the Falcons to escape the Sandcrabs. Mia Quiless led the team with 12 tackles while Julia Thurlow while Deanna Allen and Lauren Duke each had an interception in the victory. Jensen Beach is 16-3 now on the season while Seabreeze finishes the year at 11-7.
No. 1 Miami Edison 14
No. 8 Miami Killian 12
NOTES: The Red Raiders escaped out of the first round of the playoffs at the visiting Cougars and came within 2 points of pulling off the upset. Edison moves on in the playoffs with a 12-1 record while Killians ends the season at 8-6.
No. 5 Miami Central 24
No. 4 Miami Norland 0
NOTES: Miami Central dominated Miami Norland to earn the Rockets’ first-ever regional playoff victory in school history. The Rockets move to 14-3 on the year while Norland finishes the year at 8-4.
No. 2 Miami Somerset Silver Palms 33
No. 7 Miami TERRA Institute 0
NOTES: Somerset Silver Palms put on a blistering performance against TERRA Institute to advance in the regional playoffs for the first time in school history. Somerset Silver Palms continues on with a 14-1 record while TERRA Institute ends the year at 8-4.
No. 3 Pembroke Pines Charter 24
No. 6 Miami Northwestern 18 (OT)
NOTES: It took overtime for the host Jaguars to advance in the regional playoffs after ending things at 18-18 all in the fourth quarter. Pembroke Pines Charter moves on with a 10-5 record while the Bulls see their season end at 6-4.