SRHS Defeats Wellington To Win Flag Football District Title

Seminole Ridge’s Lola Agosto in action for the Hawks. Photo by Richard Areyzaga Jr.

For the 15th time in school history, the Seminole Ridge High School flag football team has won another district tournament championship.

On Thursday, April 11, Seminole Ridge and Wellington High School met in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 2A, District 21 championship game held at Palm Beach Central High School.

This year’s Seminole Ridge-Wellington game was a rematch of last year’s district championship game, which was won by Wellington. This year, Seminole Ridge turned the tables, winning 12-0.

After a scoreless first half, Seminole Ridge broke open the scoring in the third quarter when freshman quarterback Aubrey Fogel connected with junior teammate Lola Agosto for a touchdown pass to put the Hawks ahead, 6-0. The PAT attempt was unsuccessful. Seminole Ridge completed the scoring in the fourth quarter when Fogel made another touchdown pass to Agosto to make the score 12-0. Again, the PAT attempt was unsuccessful.

In the game, Fogel completed 24 of 35 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns. Agosto caught six passes for 45 yards. Junior receiver Dakota Parks had eight catches for 54 yards.

Seminole Ridge head coach Scott O’Hara was delighted with the play of his squad, especially the defense, which secured its 10th shutout of the season.

“Our team had to really communicate well defensively to compete, and we were fortunate enough to be led by rusher Angelina Sanchez and cornerback Victoria Ayllon, who both played incredible football,” O’Hara noted.

With the win, Seminole Ridge improved its record this season to 12-2. Wellington fell to 11-3 on the season.

Seminole Ridge automatically advanced to the FHSAA’s Class 2A state playoff series and is the No. 1 seed in the lower half of Region 3. Seminole Ridge’s first opponent was eighth-seeded Royal Palm Beach High School, which received an at-large bid based on its strong regular season record. That game was played on Thursday, April 18 at Seminole Ridge. The results were not available at press time.

Based on its strong regular season record, Wellington also received an at-large bid to the Class 2A state playoff series. Wellington was seeded third in the lower half of Region 3. The Wolverines played their first-round playoff game on April 18, at home against Deerfield Beach High School. That result was also not available at press time.

In order to advance to the Class 2A state finals in Tampa on May 10-11, Seminole Ridge, Wellington or Royal Palm Beach must win three Class 2A, Region 3 games on April 18, 23 and 30, and then win an FHSAA Class 2A state quarterfinal on May 3.

There’s a chance that Wellington and Seminole Ridge could meet again in the playoffs. If both teams win their first two regional playoff games on April 18 and April 23, they will play one another in the final of the lower half of Region 3 on April 30, in a game which would then be played at Seminole Ridge High School.