Friday night football forecast

Games to watch

Jesuit (8-0) at Tampa Catholic (5-1), 7:30

Outlook: The Tigers own this series. They have won 20 straight against their biggest rival and another win would not only keep the streak going but also wrap up an undefeated regular season for Jesuit. 

Pinkos’ pick: Jesuit by 21

Putnam’s prediction: Jesuit 28-21

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Newsome (5-1) at Bloomingdale (7-0), 7:30

Outlook: This game, originally slated as the season opener, was added again, this time as the regular season finale after some scheduling changes. The Bulls have plenty of motivation. A win would complete the first undefeated regular season in school history. 

Pinkos’ pick: N/A

Putnam’s prediction: Bloomingdale 27-16 

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Zephyrhills (5-2) at Pasco (4-4), 7:30

Outlook: Last year, the Pirates snapped a five-game losing streak in the “9-Mile War” by beating the Bulldogs in the regular season finale. Zephyrhills is not only looking for payback but also is trying to extend its current five-game win streak going into the playoffs.

Pinkos’ pick: Zephyrhills by 21

Putnam’s prediction: Zephyrhills 35-14 

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Plant City (5-2) at Hillsborough (5-1), 7:30

Outlook: Since losing the regular season opener, the Terriers have won five straight. That streak could be in jeopardy against the Raiders’ high-octane offense, which has scored 30 or more points in every win this season. 

Pinkos’ pick: Plant City by 3

Putnam’s prediction: Plant City 20-16 

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Playoff play-in games

Class 6A

Palmetto (4-3) at Blake (1-6), 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Palmetto by 51

Putnam’s prediction: Palmetto 49-6

Northeast (4-3) at Countryside (5-3), 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Countryside by 3

Putnam’s prediction: Countryside 28-27 

The remaining games

Cambridge Christian at Lakeland Victory Christian, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Victory Christian by 6

Putnam’s prediction: Cambridge Christian 14-13

Clearwater Academy at Venice, 6

Pinkos’ pick: Venice by 14

Putnam’s prediction: Clearwater Academy 35-30

Lakewood at Plant, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Lakewood by 35

Putnam’s prediction: Lakewood 35-0

Anclote at Keswick Christian, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Anclote by 7

Putnam’s prediction: Anclote 28-20

Tarpon Springs at East Lake, 7

Pinkos’ pick: East Lake by 43

Putnam’s prediction: East Lake 42-7

Sickles at Berkeley Prep, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Berkeley Prep by 42

Putnam’s prediction: Berkeley Prep 34-6

Seminole at Lakewood Ranch, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Lakewood Ranch by 14

Putnam’s prediction: Lakewood Ranch 21-7

Northside Christian at St. Petersburg Catholic, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Northside Christian by 3

Putnam’s prediction: St. Petersburg Catholic 38-36

River Ridge at The Villages, 7

Pinkos’ pick: N/A

Putnam’s prediction: River Ridge 14-13 

Hernando at Lecanto, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Hernando by 24

Putnam’s prediction: Hernando 42-16

Dunedin at Palm Harbor University, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Palm Harbor University by 19

Putnam’s prediction: Palm Harbor University 28-19

Calvary Christian at Land O’ Lakes, 7

Pinkos’ pick: Calvary Christian by 45

Putnam’s prediction: Calvary Christian 42-14

Middleton at Lennard, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Lennard by 13

Putnam’s prediction: Lennard 30-19

Durant at Wharton, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Durant by 6

Putnam’s prediction: Wharton 20-14

Freedom at Strawberry Crest, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Strawberry Crest by 10

Putnam’s prediction: Strawberry Crest 14-12

Zephyrhills Christian at Sunlake, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Zephyrhills Christian by 6

Putnam’s prediction: Zephyrhills Christian 27-21

Carrollwood Day at Seffner Christian, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Seffner Christian by 1

Putnam’s prediction: Seffner Christian 16-14

East Bay at Chamberlain, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Chamberlain by 17

Putnam’s prediction: Chamberlain 21-10

Wesley Chapel at Mitchell, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Mitchell by 48

Putnam’s prediction: Mitchell 56-14

Riverview at Tampa Bay Tech, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Tampa Bay Tech by 48

Putnam’s prediction: Tampa Bay Tech 38-14

Leto at Robinson, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Robinson by 20

Putnam’s prediction: Robinson 34-7

Cypress Creek at Gulf, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Cypress Creek by 13

Putnam’s prediction: Cypress Creek 28-7

Clearwater Central Catholic at Sarasota Booker, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Clearwater Central Catholic by 17

Putnam’s prediction: Clearwater Central Catholic 

Alonso at Jefferson, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Jefferson by 24

Putnam’s prediction: Jefferson 28-14

Nature Coast at Weeki Wachee, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Nature Coast by 27

Putnam’s prediction: Nature Coast 30-7

Central at Springstead, 7:30

Pinkos’ pick: Springstead by 49

Putnam’s prediction: Springstead 48-0