Berkeley Prep Bucs vs. Clearwater Central Catholic (11/26)

The Bucs move on to be one win away from the 3A Championship

TO THE HOUSE: Xavier Townsend ’22 breaks away from a CCC defender. (Photo by Riley Zophin ’25)

Berkeley kept CCC on their toes throughout all 4 quarters, making the final score 36-22

The Buccaneers finished the regular season with a 9-0 record, including three league wins. Since the end of the regular season, the Bucs have played Bishop Verot (Fort Myers) in the Regional Semifinals, where they won 38-0, and Clearwater Central Catholic (Clearwater) in the Regional Finals, in which they won 36-22. Travis Bates ’22 played a great game against CCC, scoring 2 touchdowns along with having 21 carries and 193 rushing yards. The Bucs advance to the State Semifinals, being one of the last undefeated teams in the league. The game will be played at home on Friday December 3rd at 7:30 p.m. against Lakeland Christian (Lakeland), who also remains undefeated. A loud, large and enthusiastic crowd is needed, as this will be the last home game of the season. Go Bucs!


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