Football: Region quarterfinal preview (Classes 8A-5A)

Football General

All games start at 7:30 unless noted

Class 8A

Newsome (5-2) at Wharton (7-1)

Pinkos’ pick: Newsome by 21

Putnam’s prediction: Newsome 21-6

Steinbrenner (3-2) at Ridge Community (5-4)

Pinkos’ pick: Steinbrenner by 21

Putnam’s prediction: Steinbrenner 42-21

Lennard (4-4) at Sarasota Riverview (8-1)

Pinkos’ pick: Sarasota Riverview by 30 

Putnam’s prediction: Sarasota Riverview 30-7

Kissimmee Osceola (5-2) at Palm Harbor University (4-4)

Pinkos’ pick: Kissimmee Osceola by 33

Putnam’s prediction: Kissimmee Osceola 28-7

Class 7A

Lakeland George Jenkins (3-5) at Armwood (4-3)

Pinkos’ pick: Armwood by 49

Putnam’s prediction: Armwood 49-7

Bloomingdale (9-0) at Pinellas Park (6-2)

Pinkos’ pick: Bloomingdale by 27

Putnam’s prediction: Bloomingdale 34-14 

Tampa Bay Tech (6-3) at Durant (5-4)

Pinkos’ pick: Tampa Bay Tech by 38

Putnam’s prediction: Tampa Bay Tech 56-14

East River (5-2) at Mitchell (9-0)

Pinkos’ pick: Mitchell by 42

Putnam’s prediction: Mitchell 48-13

Class 6A

Boca Ciega (8-1) at Lake Minneola (7-1)

Pinkos’ pick: Lake Minneola by 13

Putnam’s prediction: Boca Ciega 28-26

Gaither (9-0) at Clearwater (5-4)

Pinkos’ pick: Gaither by 10

Putnam’s prediction: Gaither 28-19

Pasco (5-5) at Countryside (7-3)

Pinkos’ pick: Countryside by 17

Putnam’s prediction: Countryside 20-7 

Hillsborough (7-1) at Auburndale (5-3)

Pinkos’ pick: Hillsborough by 11

Putnam’s prediction: Hillsborough 35-24

Class 5A

Anclote (3-7) at Zephyrhills (7-2)

Pinkos’ pick: Zephyrhills by 48

Putnam’s prediction: Zephyrhills 38-14 

Hernando (7-1) at Orlando Jones (7-0)

Pinkos’ pick: Orlando Jones by 36

Putnam’s prediction: Orlando Jones 30-21

Chamberlain (6-3) at Jesuit (10-0)

Pinkos’ pick: Jesuit by 21

Putnam’s prediction: Jesuit 42-20