Back to Thursday night football being played around the state was a step back into normalcy from last week. Though Charlotte and Lee counties are still in recovery mode, teams in the region of southwest Florida are starting to get back on the field.
There was also plenty of exciting games all over the Sunshine State, including Creekside’s wild finish versus Oakleaf, Booker T. Washington dominating Norland and Navarre was able to upend Mosley. It was an exciting Thursday night of football and we go over it all in our rewind of the 35-plus some odd games that occurred.
Creekside 49, Oakleaf 48: In the most exciting game in all of Thursday night football (that includes the Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos’ game), the Knights won their fifth game of the season and defeated Oakleaf. Creekside quarterback Wilson Edwards found Ashton Reynolds for the game-winning touchdown in what was possibly a candidate for Game of the Year. Edwards’ touchdown pass came with under 10 seconds left in the game and the point after became the winner.
Dr. Phillips 27, Lake Nona 14: Panthers’ quarterback Stanley Anderson-Lofton scored multiple times for Dr. Phillips as they defeated Lake Nona to improve to 3-3 on the season. That’s three straight wins in a row for the Panthers since Sep. 19 when they defeated Windermere. All of the Panthers’ losses have been by one score.
Pensacola Catholic 38, Gulf Breeze 17: The Crusaders were up 17-3 by halftime and got a big game out of wide receiver Ja’Bril Rawls, who notched over 75 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Pensacola Catholic quarterback Aidan Byrd threw four touchdowns on the night.
Booker T. Washington 41, Norland 23: In what was the top game down in Dade County, the Tornadoes flexed their proverbial muscle and got by the Vikings at Traz Powell Stadium. Booker T. Washington took a pregame tweet personally and it showed in the process. The Tornadoes got two touchdowns from wide receiver Andre Brown Jr. in the win.
Navarre 38, Mosley 35: Back over to the panhandle, the Mosley Dolphins just a couple weeks ago were a team that had only lost one game through their first five. Now the Dolphins are 4-3 after falling to Navarre for their second consecutive loss. Navarre kicker Taylor Gardner knocked down the game-winning 33-yard field goal with four seconds remaining.
Other Thursday night scores
Carol City 18, Westland Hialeah 12
Excel Christian Academy 29, Faith Christian 20
Four Corners 32, Calvary Chapel 8
Park Vista 33, Olympic Heights 7
Ocoee 31, Winter Park 28
Apopka 38, Olympia 23
Cardinal Gibbons 38, Belen Jesuit 0
Avant Garde Academy 38, Palm Beach Christian 6
Jones 65, University 0
Golden Gate 42, IMG Academy Blue 21
Edgewater 40, Timber Creek 0
Horizon 27, Cypress Creek 20
Piper 38, South Plantation 20
Coral Reef 35, Reagan 14
Miramar 53, Pembroke Pines Charter 0
Braddock 48, Coral Park 7
Miami Beach 20, American 0
Doral Academy 48, North Miami 21
Gadsden County 35, Rickards 24
Wekiva 41, Windermere 0
Ferguson 42, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 14
Everglades 12, Flanagan 0
Mourning 14, Varela 8
Evans 47, Oak Ridge 6
Merritt Island 45, Eustis 35
Palmetto 35, Edison 7
Buchholz 48, Gainesville 0
Lyman 43, East Ridge 14
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