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Phillips Football reeled off victories in six of their next seven games, including stunning upset victories in the first two rounds of the playoffs. The source of that remarkable reversal of fortune was winning the turnover battle, a formula that powered the Panthers to the State Championship. Friday night in Sarasota, however, the Panthers were victimized by four turnovers and a turnover on downs deep in their own end that translated into 27 unanswered points in a loss to Sarasota Riverview in the Regional Championship. DP had defeated Riverview in each of their previous four playoff meetings dating back to and after their opening drive, the Panthers seemed poised to make it five straight victories over the Rams. Quarterback Brenden Cyr completed his first four passes of the night, including two to Jalen Washington for 28 yards, and ran for a yard gain to set up a first down at the Riverview six. Two plays later, senior Japerri Powell slid into the end zone from two yards out to give the Panthers a lead with left in the opening quarter.