South Florida was represented well this past weekend as Orlando once again hosted the FHSAA State Championship games. St. Thomas Aquinas, Chaminade-Madonna, Cardinal Gibbons, and Columbus all represented their respective classes in state championship games. Chaminade-Madonna came out victorious with a 31-10 victory over King’s Academy and Cardinal Gibbons won 48-10 to seal the 5A championship.
Despite excellent efforts, Columbus fell to Mandarin 37-35 after missing a last second two-point conversion that would have tied the game. St. Thomas Aquinas got everything they could handle out of Lakeland and fell 33-20.
Here are some individual stats that are relevant on the Miami Hurricanes recruiting front:
LB Anthony Soloman (St. Thomas Aquinas) — 8 tackles and a fumble recovery in 33-20 loss to Lakeland.
CB Te’Cory Couch (Chaminade-Madonna) — 2 INT’s in 31-10 win over King’s Academy.
WR John Dunmore (Chaminade-Madonna) — Touchdown catch in 31-10 win over King’s Academy.
TE Keon Zipperer (Lakeland) — 1 reception for 25 yards, 74-yard touchdown called back in 33-20 win over St. Thomas Aquinas.
RB Demarkus Bowman (Lakeland) — 222 yards and touchdown in 33-20 win over St. Thomas Aquinas.
WR Marcus Rosemy (St. Thomas Aquinas) — four catches for 94 yards in 33-20 loss to Lakeland.
WR Xzavier Henderson (Columbus) — three touchdown catches in 37-35 loss to Mandarin.
WR Fenley Graham (Lakeland) — 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 33-20 win over St. Thomas Aquinas.