Clearwater Central Catholic's football team wasn't too pleased with finishing as the runnerup in Class 2B, District 6.
On Friday night, the Marauders played like anything but a runnerup, and now they'll have a second chance at the team that took their district title away.
Brent Henderson threw four first-half touchdown passes as CCC rolled past an outmatched Wildwood team 51-6 in the Class 2B, Region 3 semifinals. The Marauders (7-4) advance to the region final, where they'll have a rematch against Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, which beat them 19-14 for the district title Oct. 27.
"Cardinal Mooney got us in Week 10, but the regional championship means quite a bit to us, and it'll be a war down there," said CCC head coach Michael Jalazo. "They're a great team. We've got to play our best game, and we're just happy to make a good statement out here (Friday night)."
Henderson threw the first of his touchdowns to fullback Nathan Lenz to cap the Marauders' opening drive. He threw three more in the second quarter, two to Anthony Cochran and another to tight end Paul Freedman. Cochran had 105 yards on six carries for CCC.
Wildwood's Tory Davis ran for 79 yards on five carries on the Wildcats' opening drive, but he aggravated an ankle injury and didn't play on offense again.