Thursday night football forecast

Football General

Palm Harbor University (0-1) at Countryside (2-0)

Live stream: Fans can watch for free at Identity Tampa Bay (game of the night)

Outlook: This is just the second time in the last eight years these teams have met. The Cougars won the last meeting a year ago 34-7. Both defenses have played well so far this season. Countryside has allowed a combined 21 points in its first two games. The only score the Hurricanes gave up in its season-opening loss to Wharton came on a blocked punt. 

Pinkos’ pick: Countryside by 21

Putnam’s prediction: Countryside 28-14

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St. Petersburg (0-1) at Gibbs (0-2)

Outlook: One of these new coaches — the Green Devils’ Denis Gillen or the Gladiators’ Louis Murphy Jr. — will get his first win of the season. Both teams lost by more than 40 in their season opener. Gibbs, though, played well last week in a 28-20 loss to Robinson. 

Pinkos’ pick: Gibbs by 1

Putnam’s prediction: Gibbs 20-13

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