Friday night football forecast

Football General

Games to watch

Robinson (4-0) at Jesuit (6-0), 7:30

Outlook: The Knights, who are off to their best start in years, are dealing with COVID issues that forced their starting quarterback and kicker to quarantine. Being depleted does not bode well against the Tigers, who could likely finish the regular season undefeated. 

Pinkos’ pick: Jesuit by 42

Putnam’s prediction: Jesuit 42-14

Victory Christian (4-1) at Calvary Christian (5-0), 7

Outlook: This is the biggest test of the season so far for the Warriors. Expect a high-scoring game. Last week, the Storm fell short in a 41-35 loss to Berkeley Prep. 

Pinkos’ pick: Victory Christian by 10

Putnam’s prediction: Calvary Christian 35-34

Wesley Chapel (3-1) at River Ridge (3-2), 7:30

Outlook: Both teams are trying to rebound after losing last week. Points could be at a premium. The Wildcats have allowed 34 points all season. The Knights have given up 67.  

Pinkos’ pick: River Ridge by 19

Putnam’s prediction: River Ridge 28-13

Sickles (2-2) at East Lake (3-2), 7:30

Outlook: Three of the Gryphons’ four games have been decided by a combined eight points. This could be another tight one that could come down to the last possession. 

Pinkos’ pick: East Lake by 21

Putnam’s prediction: East Lake 20-13

Tampa Bay Tech (2-3) at Armwood (3-1)

Outlook: The Hawks have reeled off three straight wins since losing by a point to Bloomingdale in the season opener. The Titans know all about close outcomes. Twice, they have lost on the final play of regulation.  

Pinkos’ pick: Armwood by 13

Putnam’s prediction: Armwood 27-26

The remaining schedule

NFEI at Zephyrhills Christian, 4 p.m.

Pinkos’ pick: Zephyrhills Christian by 18 

Putnam’s prediction: Zephyrhills Christian 31-16

Jacksonville Young Kids in Motion at Keswick Christian, 6

Pinkos’ pick: Keswick Christian by 1 

Putnam’s prediction: Keswick Christian 30-28

Bishop McLaughlin at CFCA, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Central Florida Christian by 26

Putnam’s prediction: Bishop McLaughlin 27-26

Academy at the Lakes at Shorecrest Prep, 7

Pinkos’ pick: AATL by 21

Putnam’s prediction: AATL 35-21

Jordan Christian Prep at Cambridge Christian, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Cambridge by 37

Putnam’s prediction: Cambridge Christian 42-7

Northside Christian at Bradenton Christian, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Bradenton Christian by 4 

Putnam’s prediction: Northside Christian 21-16

Central at Crystal River, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Crystal River by 21

Putnam’s prediction: Crystal River 14-7

AACA at Carrollwood Day, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Carrollwood Day by 20

Putnam’s prediction: Carrollwood Day 35-14

Pasco at Lake Minneola, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Lake Minneola by 32

Putnam’s prediction: Lake Minneola 26-21

Countryside at Clearwater, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Clearwater by 24

Putnam’s prediction: Clearwater 31-14

Chaminade at Clearwater Academy, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Chaminade by 21

Putnam’s prediction: Chaminade 38-34

Cypress Creek at Dunedin, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Cypress Creek by 3 

Putnam’s prediction: Dunedin 17-14

St. Petersburg Catholic at Sarasota Out-of-Door, 7

Pinkos’ pick: SPC by 13

Putnam’s prediction: SPC 28-13

Pinellas Park at Sunlake, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Pinellas Park by 24

Putnam’s prediction: Pinellas Park 27-14

Nature Coast at Springstead, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Nature Coast by 24

Putnam’s prediction: Nature Coast 31-7

Blake at Steinbrenner, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Steinbrenner by 47

Putnam’s prediction: Steinbrenner 48-6

Parrish Community at Hudson, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Hudson by 29

Putnam’s prediction: Hudson 35-7

Jefferson at Brandon, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Jefferson by 55

Putnam’s prediction: Jefferson 49-0

Newsome at Haines City, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Newsome by 60

Putnam’s prediction: Newsome 

Lennard at Ridge Community, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Lennard by 1 

Putnam’s prediction: Lennard 20-19

Anclote at Zephyrhills, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Zephyrhills by 27

Putnam’s prediction: Zephyrhills 35-20

Durant at Lakeland, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Lakeland by 24

Putnam’s prediction: Lakeland 30-14

Middleton at King, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: King by 1

Putnam’s prediction: King 14-12

Citrus at Hernando, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Hernando by 24

Putnam’s prediction: Hernando 42-21

Fivay at Freedom, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Fivay by 36

Putnam’s prediction: Fivay 42-7

Gaither at Land O’ Lakes, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Gaither by 59

Putnam’s prediction: Gaither 41-0

Sarasota Riverview at Riverview, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Sarasota Riverview by 31

Putnam’s prediction: Sarasota Riverview 42-13

Lakeland Kathleen at Bloomingdale, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Bloomingdale by 45

Putnam’s prediction: Bloomingdale 49-6

Hillsborough at Spoto, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Hillsborough by 46

Putnam’s prediction: Hillsborough 52-7

East Bay at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Wiregrass Ranch by 17

Putnam’s prediction: Wiregrass Ranch 24-14

Avon Park at Seffner Christian, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Seffner Christian by 14

Putnam’s prediction: Seffner Christian 21-7

Gibbs at Chamberlain, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Chamberlain by 28

Putnam’s prediction: Chamberlain 26-20

Gulf at Tarpon Springs, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Tarpon Springs by 34

Putnam’s prediction: Tarpon Springs 14-0

Alonso at Wharton, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Wharton by 20

Putnam’s prediction: Wharton 24-6

Cardinal Mooney at Clearwater Central Catholic, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: CCC by 14

Putnam’s prediction: CCC 20-14

Lecanto at Weeki Wachee, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Lecanto by 3

Putnam’s prediction: Weeki Wachee 14-10

Palm Harbor University at Plant, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Plant by 24

Putnam’s prediction: Plant 23-14

Strawberry Crest at Plant City, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Plant City by 52

Putnam’s prediction: Plant 56-7

Leto at Mitchell, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Mitchell by 63

Putnam’s prediction: Mitchell 49-0