TAMPA – Berkeley Prep was itching to get back on the field after losing 44-27 in the season opener at Clearwater Central Catholic. On Friday night, the Buccaneers redeemed themselves with a 14-7 victory over Sarasota Cardinal Mooney.

Berkeley missed out on the playoffs a year ago with a 6-4 record and this experienced group is aiming to get back into the postseason talk.

Here are the top plays from Berkeley Prep’s first win of the season as they improved to 1-1.

Stetson is no joke

Berkeley Prep senior running back Gordon Stetson is a true workhorse for his team. No matter who the Bucs face, he makes plays. He had 173 yards and two touchdowns on 20 touches in this one. On the opening play from scrimmage, Stetson bolted down the right sideline untouched for a 75-yard score. I couldn’t get my phone out fast enough. Here is the footage of his second score, a 15-yard grab on a nice throw from quarterback Davis Koetter.

Mayes shines as a playmaker

Zack Mayes is the younger brother of former Berkeley Prep and current Lehigh quarterback Brad Mayes. In this game, the senior had four tackles and three interceptions. He had two picks in the closing moments and one early on that you can see below. He returned it for a touchdown but a block in the black negated the score. Mayes had one interception coming into this season, so you can definitely call this is a breakout performance.

Maxwell flashes his burst

Senior defensive end Sandro Maxwell recorded two of the three Berkeley Prep sacks including a clutch takedown with under 40 seconds left as Cardinal Mooney looked to comeback. Two plays later, Maxwell tipped up a Tristan Hillerich pass and Mayes was there to bring it in. Maxwell has an endless motor as a two-way lineman. Here’s a video of his first sack in the first half.

Williams tricks Berkeley

Cardinal Mooney junior running back Bryce Williams took a Hillerich pitch and delivered a 46-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open receiver Ryan Blechta early in the fourth quarter. That score put the Chargers on the board, but they failed to score again later on. Williams was the heartbeat of this offense as he ran hard all night long.

Jake Perper is the scout for Prep Sports Scouting. Make sure to follow along for all the updates on Twitter: @JakePerper.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to write below or email Jake at jake.perper@hotmail.com.

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