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See the video for my reasons for the picks! Girls 1AAmerican Heritage over Community SchoolLake Highland Prep over Ponte VedraA toss up in the final! Girls 2ASt. Thomas Aquinas over SteinbrennerBartram Trail in a mild upset over Vero BeachBartram Trail and STA come down to the wire, maybe OT Boys 1ASaint Andrew's pulls away over CanterburySt. Edward's edges BollesSaint Andrew's wins their first crown since 2012 Boys 2ALake Mary gets past Winter ParkJupiter edges PlantJupiter wins the title
Here's the links to the Orlando Sentinel (I reached my free access so I can't excerpt it) and the TC Palm recaps of last night's games:photo by Crystal Vander Weit / TC Palm
Ricky Savage's overtime winner sends St. Edward's lacrosse to 1A state semifinals
by Brian Cooney Excerpt:
Trying times are best figured out when they take place with the people you care about most.
On Tuesday night, the St. Edward’s boys lacrosse team returned to the field that let them free their minds as they continued dealing with tragedy. The result was everything they had hoped for and then some as sophomore Ricky Savage delivered the golden goal with 2:37 remaining in overtime, hitting the back of the net as he was falling down to send the Pirates to the 1A state...
Region 3 has a few anomalies in balance of schools in the District. District 9 has 7 teams and it makes a difference to the #2 seed. District 10 is only 4 teams and none of them are a threat to get past the winner of D9. Districts 11 and 12 have 6 teams each so the #1 and #2 teams get a bye.In District 9 you have Jesuit holding a 10-1 win over #2 seed Berkeley in the regular season, plus a bye. Berkeley will have to win 3 games in 5 days plus find a way to turn that around and that's asking too much this year, so Jesuit should go on.In District 10 you have a very nice season by St. Stephen's Episcopal, who played a tight game against Cardinal Mooney and manhandled #2 seed Northside Christian in the regular season matchup so there's no reason to believe they won't come...
What a difference a few years makes. This Region is a strange mix of the old and the new. If you went back to 2019 and saw a District final between Bishop Moore and LHP coming down the 'pike you'd be trying to find a way to attend. That's likely again today but neither are contenders this year.Benjamin and St. Edward's are slated for District 8 and both are hot and cold, with Benjamin being more hot over the season, but both are capable of putting together a heck of a game. Benjamin won the first one at home earlier in the season but after St. Ed's one-goal road loss to an excellent Creekside team the Bucs can't sleep on this one.Then you have the newcomers.Montverde Academy has quietly put together a nice second half of the season, including an impressive win...