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Friday night football forecast



Games to watch

Berkeley Prep at Jesuit, 7:30

Outlook: The most interesting storyline is Buccaneers coach Dominick Ciao returning to play the Tigers for the first time since his departure in 2002. This is Berkeley Prep’s first game. The lengthy layoff could be a major factor considering Jesuit has already played three games. 

Pinkos’ pick: Jesuit by 10

Putnam’s prediction: Jesuit 24-10

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Plantation American Heritage at Clearwater, 7

Live stream: Fans can watch for free at Identity Tampa Bay (Friday Night Prime Time).

Outlook: The Tornadoes are not afraid to play anyone. This game is proof of that. Clearwater added the state powerhouse earlier this month to fill out a schedule that is among the toughest in the state. After all, the first six games on the Tornadoes’ schedule are all against teams that made the playoffs a year ago. 

Pinkos’ pick: American Heritage by 24

Putnam’s prediction: American Heritage 27-20

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Bloomingdale at Tampa Bay Tech, 7:30

Outlook: The Titans passing game will be tested once again. This time Tampa Bay Tech quarterback David Wright faces a secondary that includes three players who have already committed to colleges — Philip Riley (Notre Dame), Britton Pascoe (North Dakota State) and Jayden Williams (FAU). 

Pinkos’ pick: Bloomingdale by 6

Putnam’s prediction: Bloomingdale 21-14

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Wiregrass Ranch at River Ridge, 7:30

Outlook: Two of the top three teams in Pasco County square off. The Bulls have some incentive, especially after losing to Clearwater Central Catholic last week. The Royal Knights, meanwhile, are looking for some payback after losing last year’s meeting 35-7. Expect a low scoring game between two stingy defenses. 

Pinkos’ pick: Wiregrass Ranch by 14

Putnam’s prediction: Wiregrass Ranch 20-13

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The remaining schedule

Hillsborough at Armwood, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Armwood by 27

Putnam’s prediction: Armwood 34-14

Cypress Creek at Mitchell, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Mitchell by 54

Putnam’s prediction: Mitchell 35-13

Tampa Catholic at Zephyrhills, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Tampa Catholic by 49

Putnam’s prediction: Tampa Catholic 35-16

Lakewood at Braden River, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Lakewood by 21

Putnam’s prediction: Lakewood 28-20

Sebring at Clearwater Central Catholic, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Sebring by 6

Putnam’s prediction: CCC 14-6

Plant at Sickles, 7:30 

Pinkos’ pick: Plant by 17

Putnam’s prediction: Sickles 21-20 

Boca Ciega at Seminole, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Boca Ciega by 17

Putnam’s prediction: Boca Ciega 27-14

Central at Nature Coast, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Nature Coast by 35

Putnam’s prediction: Nature Coast 49-14

Calvary Christian at IMG White, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Calvary Christian by 1 

Putnam’s prediction: Calvary Christian 28-21

Carrollwood Day at Fort White, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Carrollwood Day by 1

Putnam’s prediction: Carrollwood Day 24-20

Northeast at Osceola, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Northeast by 14

Putnam’s prediction: Northeast 21-7

Weeki Wachee at Citrus, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Citrus by 16 

Putnam’s prediction: Citrus 35-20

East Lake at Palatka, 7

Pinkos’ pick: N/A

Putnam’s prediction: East Lake 34-7 

Sumner at Strawberry Crest, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Sumner by 17

Putnam’s prediction: Sumner 17-6

Spoto at Jefferson, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Jefferson by 31

Putnam’s prediction: Jefferson 49-0

Fivay at Anclote, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Fivay by 31

Putnam’s prediction: Fivay 42-21

East Bay at Durant, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Durant by 10

Putnam’s prediction: East Bay 14-13

Largo at Palmetto, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Palmetto by 38

Putnam’s prediction: Palmetto 28-16

Crystal River at Hernando, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Hernando by 7

Putnam’s prediction: Hernando 27-18

Hollins at Pasco, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Hollins by 8

Putnam’s prediction: Hollins 21-13

King at Blake, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: King by 1

Putnam’s prediction: Blake 13-12 

Middleton at Brandon, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Middleton by 38

Putnam’s prediction: Middleton 35-6

Wesley Chapel at Hudson, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: N/A

Putnam’s prediction: Wesley Chapel 17-13 

Robinson at Freedom, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Robinson by 39

Putnam’s prediction: Robinson 45-6

Alonso at Lennard, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Lennard by 32

Putnam’s prediction: Lennard 42-6

Cambridge Christian at Evangelical Christian, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Cambridge by 31

Putnam’s prediction: Cambridge 38-14 

Santa Fe Catholic at Keswick Christian, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Santa Fe by 3

Putnam’s prediction: Keswick Christian 21-16

Bishop McLaughlin at Seven Rivers Christian, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Bishop McLaughlin by 15

Putnam’s prediction: Bishop McLaughlin 28-14

Zephyrhills Christian at Crescent City, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Zephyrhills Christian by 10

Putnam’s prediction: Zephyrhills Christian 24-14

Seffner Christian at NFEI, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Seffner Christian by 32

Putnam’s prediction: Seffner Christian 30-13

Lakeside Christian at Shorecrest, 7

Pinkos’ pick: N/A

Putnam’s prediction: Lakeside 20-14 

American Collegiate at Jordan Christian Prep

Pinkos’ pick: American Collegiate by 20

Putnam’s prediction: American Collegiate 31-10

Bell Creek Academy at All Saints’ Academy, 7

Pinkos’ pick: All Saints by 48

Putnam’s prediction: All Saints 35-21

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Football: Friday night scoreboard



Final Tampa Bay Tech 21, Wharton 12

Final St. Petersburg Catholic 47, Bishop McLaughlin 15

Final Gibbs 50, Gulf 21

Final Countryside 28, Sunlake 7\

Final Berkeley Prep 49, New Orleans Newman 24

Final Zephyrhills Christian 30, Bradenton Christian 7

Final Boca Ciega 28, Seminole 21

Final Lakeland Christian 38, Calvary Christian 13

Final Clearwater 48, Tarpon Springs 7

Final Clearwater Central Catholic 56, Kissimmee Gateway 0

Final Northeast 21, Hollins 20

Final Sumner 14, Braden River 10

Final Legacy Charter 21, Indian Rocks Christian 14

Final Mount Dora Christian 48, Keswick Christian 0

Final Seffner Christian 62, St. Joseph Academy 16

Final Zephyrhills 35, Nature Coast 0

Final Largo 25, Sickles 7

Final Osceola 48, St. Petersburg 9

Final Steinbrenner 35, Chamberlain 21

Final Carrollwood Day 42, Cambridge Christian 7

Final Tampa Catholic 38, Winter Haven 0

Final Land O’ Lakes 36, Pasco 0

Final Jesuit 44, Blake 0

Final Armwood 41, Wiregrass Ranch 11

Final Palmetto 23, Bloomingdale 3

4th Q Alonso 52, Robinson 17

Final Plant City 31, Plant 24

Final Wesley Chapel 44, Hudson 6

Final Newsome 55, Riverview 7

Final Pinellas Park 46, Palm Harbor University 0

Final Fivay 27, Freedom 25

Final Bradenton Manatee 29, East Bay 13

Final Dunedin 48, Anclote 22

Final Spoto 46, Brandon 0

Final Durant 49, Middleton 6

Final Cypress Creek 43, Weeki Wachee 0

Final Lennard 33, Jefferson 31

Final Gaither 48, Leto 7

Final McCallie (Tenn.) 47, Clearwater Academy 14

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Football: FACA District 14 team announced



Here are the selections for the Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 14 team, which includes all Pinellas County schools. The picks were made by coaches who belong to the FACA.

Overall Coach of the year: Shawn Davis, Northeast

Overall Player of the year: D’Angelo Hutchinson, Northeast

Players of the year (by classification)

Class 8A: Luke Yoder, Palm Harbor University

Class 7A: Tre’son Everett, Largo

Class 6A: D’Angelo Hutchinson, Northeast

Class 5A: CJ Lee, Clearwater

Class 4A: Terrell Crosby, Lakewood

Class 3A: Preston Cushman, Calvary Christian

Class 2A: Anthony Weaver, Keswick Christian

IND: Cortland Mitchell, Osceola

Coaches of the year (by classification)

Class 7A: Marcus Paschal, Largo

Class 6A: Shawn Davis, Northeast

Class 5A: Thor Jozwiak, Clearwater

Class 4A: Cory Moore, Lakewood

Class 3A: Chris Harvey, Clearwater Central Catholic

Class 2A: Phil Hayford, Keswick Christian

IND: Cody Montgomery, Osceola



QB Anthony Colandrea, Jr., Lakewood

QB Aidan MacLean, Sr., Clearwater

RB Lenwood Sapp Jr., Jr., Clearwater Central Catholic

RB Luke Yoder, Jr., Palm Harbor University

RB Terrion Williams, Sr., Pinellas Park

RB Jaden Griffin, Sr., Countryside

WR Amari Niblack, Sr., Lakewood

WR Nate Johnson, Jr., Clearwater Central Catholic

WR Eric Jackson, Sr., Pinellas Park

TE Wyatt Stiehl, Sr., East Lake

C Tyrek Tripp, Jr., Clearwater

C Jacob Johanning, Sr., Pinellas Park

OL Preston Cushman, Sr., Calvary Christian

OL Connor Homa, Sr., Palm Harbor University

OL Aaron Sanez, Sr., Clearwater

OL Franklin Miller, Sr., Northeast

K Robert Gunn III, Sr., Pinellas Park

UTIL CJ Lee, Sr., Clearwater


DL Jack Hostetler, Sr., East Lake

DL Maikeli Tuinakauvadra, Sr., Osceola

DL Jaylan Anderson, Sr., Northeast

DL Deondre Randall, Sr., Largo

LB Garrick Ponder, Sr., Pinellas Park

LB Melvin Jordan, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic

LB Adarius Hayes, So., Largo

LB Anthony Weaver, Sr., Keswick Christian

CB Terrell Crosby, Sr., Lakewood

CB London Hall, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic

SS Jaeden Atkins, Sr., Calvary Christian

FS D’Angelo Hutchinson, Sr., Northeast

P Logan Gregory, Sr., Countryside

UTIL Jordan Jiminez, Sr., Pinellas Park

UTIL Sammy Miller Jr., Jr., Gibbs

LS Mac Wiand, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic

LS Liam Holden, Jr., St. Petersburg

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FNF Campus Tour Preview: Pinellas Park at PHU



Pinellas Park (6-1) at Palm Harbor University (3-4), 7

Three things to know

Pound the rock

Both teams have strong rushing attacks. Palm Harbor University’s ground game is led by Luke Yoder, whose father is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Todd Yoder. The younger Yoder currently leads the Tampa Bay area and ranks fourth overall in the state with 1,271 yards so far this season. Pinellas Park is more diversified in its approach. Isaiah Hampton (780 yards) and Terrion Williams (652 yards) are the Patriots’ top two leading rushers. 

Trap game

Pinellas Park is tied with Northeast for second place in Class 6A, District 11 and needs a win against Boca Ciega on Oct. 29 to force a three-way tie at the top of the standings. Before the Patriots can worry about playoff implications, they have to focus on Palm Harbor University. After starting 1-3, the Hurricanes have lost three straight and dropped out of contention for the 8A, District 11 title. That relegated Palm Harbor University to playing the role of spoiler the remainder of the season. 

Check out the FNF Campus Tour

The Friday Night Football Campus Tour, presented by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is a free, interactive event that includes games and prizes for all fans, including the opportunity to get Tampa Bay Buccaneers swag. A 15-foot-tall replica of the NFL’s Super Bowl trophy is on display at each stop.. Buccaneers cheerleaders and Captain Fear, the Bucs’ mascot, also will be in attendance.   

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