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Riverview flag football comes up short

Published on: May 9, 2019

Alonso wins playoff 26-19


The Riverview Sharks fell to Alonso Ravens in girls flag football 26-19 Monday. The heartbreaking loss at Alonso ends the Sharks season on a sour note.

In the pouring rain last week, the Sharks had won the right to play Alonso, last year’s state champs, by beating St. Cloud 32-0.

But the Ravens had just a little too much for Coach Coffeys girls as they scored on an early pass interception and, then, with a minute left in the game, picked off another pass to seal the victory for Alonso.

Coffey’s girls defeated Bloomingdale 20 – 12 in late April to win the 2019 District title. This is the first District title for Riverview since 2007, the first year flag football was played in Hillsbourough County.