Strawberry Crest’s girls and Plant City’s boys braved the chilly weather to win all the marbles in the new Strawberry Festival Showdown.
The track and field tri-meet, the brainchild of Strawberry Crest’s program, was created to establish a friendly crosstown rivalry between the three Plant City-area schools and comes with a pair of identical traveling trophies — “like the Stanley Cup,” Crest coach Ben Henderson said.
Strawberry Crest won the girls competition handily with a total score of 97 points, the highest total of any team in Dover that day. Crest’s girls recorded first-place finishes in 10 of 17 events completed. Plant City placed second overall with 59 points and Durant came in third with 19 points.
On the boys’ side, it was the Raiders who came through with the big win. Plant City scored 88 points and had eight first-place finishes in 17 events. Crest finished second overall with 61 total points and Durant finished third with 26 points.