TALLAHASSEE – The 2021 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Football State Championships kick off on Thursday night (Dec. 9), with the Class 2A Championship between the Champagnat Catholic Lions (10-2) taking on the Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) Conquerors (9-4) at Gene Cox Stadium.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2A championship game:
(Feature photo courtesy of Josh Baer)
How did Champagnat Catholic get here?
Defeated Glades Day 35-7 (Regional Semifinals), defeated John Carroll Catholic (Fort Pierce) 38-28 (Regional Finals) and defeated First Baptist Academy (Naples) 27-8 (State Semifinals)
Players to watch for Champagnat Catholic
Quarterback Ennio Yapoor (2636 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, 2 interceptions) (Freshman)
Running back Jordan Jones (71 carries, 366 yards, 2 touchdowns) (Sophomore)
Running back Juan Rodriguez (58 carries, 344 yards, 5 touchdowns) (Sophomore)
Wide receiver Benson Prosper (38 catches, 567 yards, 3 touchdowns) (Senior) (Arkansas State commit)
Wide receiver/Safety Marvin Sims (38 catches, 444 yards, 4 touchdowns) (Senior)
Wide receiver Jaylin Terzado (21 catches, 493 yards, 6 touchdowns) (Senior) (Western Carolina commit)
Linebacker Cormury Butts (45 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 5 sacks) (Junior)
Defensive end Jaquentin Ford (25 tackles, 5 sacks) (Junior)
What’s At Stake for Champagnat Catholic?
Champagnat Catholic is seeking its third consecutive state title. The Lions have won four FHSAA state championships.
How did Trinity Christian Academy get here?
Defeated St. John Paul II (Tallahassee) 44-7 (Regional Semifinals), defeated Munroe 39-22 (Regional Finals) and defeated Orlando Christian Prep 29-21 (State Semifinals)
Players to watch for Trinity Christian Academy
Quarterback Colin Hurley (2043 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions) (Freshman)
Running back Darnell Rogers (173 carries, 1124 yards, 10 touchdowns) (Sophomore)
Running back Treyaun Webb (126 carries, 1019 yards, 9 touchdowns) (Junior)
Wide receiver Fred Highsmith (34 catches, 570 yards, 12 touchdowns) (Senior)
Wide receiver Darias James (25 catches, 485 yards, 5 touchdowns) (Senior)
Wide receiver Xander Ross (36 catches, 457 yards, 2 touchdowns) (Senior)
Linebacker Caden Morrell (139 total tackles, 60 solo, 5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries) (Senior)
Linebacker Cameron Anderson (99 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 interceptions) (Sophomore)
Defensive End Johnathan Goddard (69 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries) (Senior)
Defensive Back Cam Miller (56 tackles) (Penn State commit) (Senior)
Linebacker Thomas Fryer (56 tackles, 3 interceptions, 2.5 sacks) (Senior)
What’s At Stake for Trinity Christian Academy?
The Conquerors are seeking their ninth state title in school history and second straight. They beat Chaminade-Madonna to win the 2020 state title.
Champagnat Catholic 28, Trinity Christian Academy 24
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Gene Cox Stadium: Tallahassee, FL
Live Stream: https://fhsaa.boxcast.com/#/broadcasts/n3nhda4dxmyc03g5xzhf (Non-Spectrum Customers)