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