The Barber Shop: BCP’s Best Cuts from Round One

Welcome to the playoff edition of BCP’s Barber Shop. We hope you enjoy what we’ve done to the place. The first round gave us some special performances and the next round promises to provide a match-up between running backs that are tipping the scales when it comes to yardage. Grab your cup of coffee and checkout who’s in the barber shop for this week!


23 – The number of years it’s been since a public school from Pinellas County didn’t advance to the second round of the playoffs. Admiral Farragut and Clearwater Central Catholic are the only teams remaining from the county.

263 – The number of yards for Jefferson’s Mondreas Lofton in the Dragons shootout win over Gibbs. His 5 rushing touchdowns was a career high.

351 – Number of passing yards for Gibbs’ DJ Johnson–his season high.

89 – The total number of points in the Dragons-Gladiators game–10 more points than what Armwood’s Defense has given up in eleven games this season–39 of those points came in two games alone to TBT and Brandon.

7 – The number of points averaged by Jefferson’s Offense through their first four games of the season. They went 0-4 in that stretch. They are now averaging 35 points per games in the last seven and are 5-2 in that stretch.

11 – The number of consecutive season Plant has advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

9 – The number of consecutive double-digit win seasons for Plant (9-2)–they’ll go for their 10th consecutive at Bryant Stadium this week in Lakeland in the second round of the 7A-Region 2 Semis.

131 – The number of yards for Zephyrhills’ Antwione Sims–Nature Coast Tech’s Defense held the junior running back to his second-lowest output of the season. River Ridge held Sims to 32 yards on 8 carries earlier this season.

318 – The number of yards for the Sharks’ Deshawn Smith in their 42-13 victory over Z-Hills. His five touchdowns also broke Alabama’s Derrick Henry (Yulee HS) state record. Smith now has 52 on the season. Smith has rushed for 3,111 yards this season and 5,394 yards for his career.

182 – The number of yards needed for River Ridge’s Chris Schwarz needs to break Pasco County’s All-Time rushing record held by Ridgewood’s Byronell Arline (5,279). The senior rushed for 232 yards and 3 touchdowns vs. Lecanto this past Friday. He now has 5,098 rushing yards for his career for the Royal Knights.

9,503 – The number of rushing yards Deshawn Smith and Chris Schwarz have combined to rush for the past two seasons. The two have combined for the careers to rush for 10,492 yards and will meet this Friday at the Shark Tank in the 5A-Region 2 Semifinals.

1,137 – The number of yards that Mondreas Lofton, DJ Johnson, Deshawn Smith and Chris Schwarz combined for in those two respective games.

21 – The average yards per carry for Tampa Catholic’s Devan Barrett in the Crusaders 62-14 throttling of Winter Park-Trinity Prep. The junior finished the night with 152 yards on seven carries.

55 – The number of points scored by Lakeland against Sickles–a defense that had been giving up just seven points per game this season.

15 – The number of years that had passed since Plant City’s last playoff victory. The Raiders defeated East Lake 47-34 and will square-off with Tampa Bay Tech in a rematch this week.

4 – The number of TD passes for QB Austin Sessums in that same game–his first 4-TD performance of the season and that gives the junior exactly 2,300 yards on the season in eleven games.

3 – The number of wins left for Lakeland, Plant, Plant City, Armwood, Brandon, Braden River, Manatee, River Ridge, Nature Coast Tech, Jesuit and Jefferson needed to make Orlando and the chance to play for a state championship.

2 – The number of wins left for Tampa Catholic, Clearwater Central Catholic, Admiral Farragut, Cambridge Christian and Victory Christian needed for a chance to play for a state championship.

1 – For the #1-ranked and undefeated State Champions from the Sunshine State Athletic Conference–Santa Fe Catholic (11-0). The Crimson Hawks defeated St. Stephen’s 33-0 this past weekend. Congratulations, fellas!