High school football playoffs – By the Numbers

FHSAA_15football_small0 – Associated Press (AP) No. 1 ranked teams who lost in the opening round of the state playoffs. The eight top-ranked teams who will be moving on include: Trenton (1A), St. Petersburg Admiral Farragut (2A), Jacksonville Trinity Christian (3A), Dunnellon (4A), Plantation American Heritage (5A), Seffner Armwood (6A), Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (7A) & Delray Beach Atlantic (8A)

3 – State runners-up who missed the postseason (1A – Hamilton County, 2A – Indian Rocks Christian & 5A – Tallahassee Godby)

5 – Number of top five match-ups in round two: #1 Cambridge (Tampa) vs. #2 Admiral Farragut (St. Petersburg) & #3 Dade Christian (Miami) vs. #5 First Baptist (Naples) in Class 2A, #3 Raines (Jacksonville) vs. #5 Bolles (Jacksonville) in 3A, and #2 Braden River (Bradenton) vs. #4 Venice & #1 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) vs. #5 Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens) in Class 7A

8 – Total number of defending state champions alive (1A – Port St. Joe, 2A – Lakeland Victory Christian, 3A – Jacksonville Trinity Christian, 4A – Miami Booker T. Washington, 5A – Plantation American Heritage, 6A – Miami Central, 7A – Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas & 8A – Apopka)

11 – Trenton is 11-for-11 in running clocks this season. First team is state history to do so

18 – With 18 seconds remaining at its own 37-yard line, Choctawhatchee (Fort Walton Beach) QB Jake Fairly hit Richard Grant about 15 yards up the field and he outraced everyone to the end zone for a 63-yard score with eight seconds to play to stun Nease (Ponte Vedra), 49-42, in 6A-Region 1

25 – At least one district runner-up in each classification advanced to the next round, including six teams in Class 6A for a total of 25

65 – A playoff-high points put up by Madison County in their 65-12 win over Union County (Lake Butler) in Class 1A

200 – Yards rushing and four TDs, on only 13 carries, for Trenton’s Hamp Cheevers as the top-ranked Tigers routed No. 2 Fort Meade, 51-20, in the 1A Regional Semifinals

222 – Rushing yards by Ribault (Jacksonville) DeSean McNair (35 carries) in a 24-14 upset of 5A No. 10 Ponte Vedra which gave the Trojans their first playoff win since November 18, 1994

230 – Rushing yards by Wake Forest commit Jamauri Wakefield of Providence (Jacksonville) in a 42-28 loss at Taylor County in the Class 3A Regional Semifinals

343 – Passing yards for Gainesville QB Caelan Christian on 27-of-32 passing in a 42-21 win over Mitchell (New Port Richey)

357 – Rushing yards by Clay (Green Cove Springs) in a 44-0 win over Eastside (Gainesville) in the 5A playoffs

387 – Passing yards by Sandalwood (Jacksonville) QB Eli Peters in a losing effort in the Class 8A Quarterfinals at unbeaten Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs), 44-30

3,111 – Rushing yards on 194 carries by Nature Coast Tech RB Deshawn Smith through 11 games (16.0 YPC). Smith with 52 rushing TD, 4 receiving TD, FR TD