St. Thomas Aquinas roared to its third straight Florida 7A high school football championship Friday night with a 42-14 win over previously unbeaten Tampa Bay Tech. It was a battle of teams ranked in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, powered by NFL Play Football.
STA entered the contest ranked No. 11 in America, while TBT, playing in its first-ever state title game, was No. 70.
Anthony Hankerson, who has 26 college scholarship offers, ran the ball 11 times for 117 yards with 3 touchdowns.
Quarterback Zion Turner became the first STA QB to win three straight state championships. Turner finished 10-of-13 passing for 102 yards and two touchdowns, plus added 65 yards on the ground.
St. Thomas Aquinas now owns 13 Florida high school football championships.