Friday sports schedule

What to watch


Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (6-1) at Bloomingdale (12-0), 7

The undefeated Bulls are in the state semifinals for the first time in school history. They are trying to do something no other Tampa Bay team (counties including Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas) has ever done: beat powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas in the playoffs. 

Jesuit (13-0) at Plantation American Heritage (9-2), 7:30

The Tigers are in the state semifinals for the fifth time in the past six seasons. All five ended in losses to teams that went on to win state titles. Still, this might be the most complete team Jesuit has ever had in the semifinals, which could help reverse the trend. 

Boys basketball

Wharton (6-1) at Sickles (6-3), 6:30

Class 7A, District rivals meet for the first time this season. Both are on a roll. The Wildcats have won six straight while the Gryphons are on a three-game win streak. 

Girls basketball

Clearwater (7-3) at Lakewood (6-2), 7

This is a rematch from last season’s Pinellas County Athletic Conference championship game the Tornadoes won. It could also be a preview of another meeting between the two in this season’s conference title game. 

Plant (6-0) at Steinbrenner (7-2), 8

The Class 7A, District 7 rivals are both ranked among the state’s top 16 in their class according to MaxPreps. The Panthers swept the series last season, winning both games by 50 or more points. 

Girls soccer

Palm Harbor University (4-1) at Plant (7-0), 6

The two area powerhouses are ranked among the top 12 in their classification, the top 30 in the state and the top 50 in the nation by MaxPreps. Don’t expect a lot of scoring. The team have allowed five goals — combined — all season. 

The schedules


Class 8A state semifinal

Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas at Bloomingdale, 7

Class 5A state semifinal

Jesuit at Plantation American Heritage, 7:30

Boys basketball

Tampa Bay Christian at Bell Creek Academy, 4

Tampa SLAM at Elevation Prep, 6

King at Brandon, 6:30

Foundation Christian Academy at Ruskin Christian, 6:30

Blake at Sumner, 6:30

Durant at Newsome, 6:30

Wharton at Sickles, 6:30

Robinson at Middleton, 6:30

Plant at Steinbrenner, 6:30

Armwood at Strawberry Crest, 6:30

Lakeside Christian at Northside Christian, 6:30

Bloomingdale at East Bay, 6:30

Riverview at Lennard, 6:30

Chamberlain at Jefferson, 6:30

Mitchell at Freedom, 7

Tampa Bay Tech at Leto, 7

Spoto at Jesuit, 7

Westside Christian at Osceola, 7

Tarpon Springs at Dunedin, 7:30

Pasco at Land O’ Lakes, 7:30

Hernando Christian at Orlando First Academy, 7:30

River Ridge at Fivay, 7:30

Bayshore Christian at Cambridge Christian, 7:30

Nature Coast at Crystal River, 7:30

Zephyrhills Christian at Keswick Christian, 7:30

Countryside at Boca Ciega, 7:30

Central at Weeki Wachee, 7:30

Zephyrhills at Wesley Chapel, 7:30

East Lake at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30

Indian Rocks Christian at St. Petersburg Catholic, 7:30

Parrish at Pinellas Park, 7:45

Seffner Christian at Clearwater, 7:45

Palm Harbor University at Hollins, 7:45

Largo at Gibbs, 7:45

Seminole at CFCA, 8

Plant City at Lakeland Kathleen, 8

Cypress Creek at Lakeland Christian, 8

Boys soccer

Winthrop College at Universal Academy, 4

Seven Rivers Christian at Lakeside Christian, 4

Canterbury at Seffner Christian, 4

Cambridge Christian at Brooks DeBartolo, 6

Weeki Wachee at Central, 6:30

Calvary Christian at Gulf, 6:30

Keswick Christian at Bradenton Christian, 7

Shorecrest at Northeast, 7

Land O’ Lakes at Wesley Chapel, 7:30

Tarpon Springs at River Ridge, 7:30

Zephyrhills at Pasco, 7:30

Citrus at Springstead, 7:30

Crystal River at Nature Coast, 7:30

Middleton at Strawberry Crest, 8

Boca Ciega at Clearwater, 8

Riverview at Spoto, 8

King at Tampa Bay Tech, 8

Lennard at Durant, 8

East Lake at Largo, 8

Gaither at Alonso, 8

Dunedin at Lakewood, 8

Seminole at Osceola, 8

Hillsborough at Wharton, 8

East Bay at Bloomingdale, 8

Palm Harbor University at Plant, 8

Plant City at Sumner, 8

Leto at Sickles, 8

Freedom at Armwood, 8

Girls basketball

Foundation Christian Academy at Ruskin Christian, 5

Bishop McLaughlin at Cambridge Christian, 5:30

Universal Academy at Winthrop College Prep, 5:30

Bell Creek Academy at Oasis Christian, 6

St. Petersburg Catholic at Indian Rocks Christian, 6

Hollins at Calvary Christian, 6

Northside Christian at Lakeside Christian, 6

Tampa Catholic at Academy of the Holy Names, 6

River Ridge at Hudson, 6:30

Land O’ Lakes at Cypress Creek, 6:30

Hernando Christian at Orlando First Academy, 6:30

Dunedin at Tarpon Springs, 7

Clearwater at Lakewood, 7

Wiregrass Ranch at East Lake, 7

Sarasota Booker at Countryside, 7

Weeki Wachee at Central, 7

Gulf at Zephyrhills, 7:30

Palm Harbor University at Alonso, 7:30

Hernando at Springstead, 7:30

Anclote at Mitchell, 7:30

Wesley Chapel at South Sumter, 7:30

Crystal River at Nature Coast, 7:30

Armwood at Strawberry Crest, 8

Wharton at Sickles, 8

Durant at Newsome, 8

Blake at Sumner, 8

Chamberlain at Jefferson, 8

Bloomingdale at East Bay, 8

Robinson at Middleton, 8

King at Brandon, 8

Plant at Steinbrenner, 8

Girls soccer

Brooks DeBartolo at Bishop McLaughlin, 2

Winthrop College Prep at Bishop McLaughlin, 4

Zephyrhills Christian at Northside Christian, 5

Universal Academy at Keswick Christian, 5

Keswick Christian at St. Petersburg Catholic, 5

Shorecrest at Northeast, 5

Orlando Bishop Moore at Berkeley Prep, 5

Dunedin at Lakewood, 6

Plant City at Sumner, 6

Steinbrenner at Venice, 6

Palm Harbor University at Plant, 6

Gaither at Alonso, 6

Leto at Sickles, 6

Lennard at Durant, 6

Freedom at Armwood, 6

Tarpon Springs at River Ridge, 6

King at Tampa Bay Tech, 6

East Bay at Bloomingdale, 6

Seminole at Osceola, 6

Hillsborough at Wharton, 6

Countryside at Calvary Christian, 6

Boca Ciega at Clearwater, 6

Riverview at Spoto, 6

Middleton at Strawberry Crest, 6

East Lake at Largo, 6

Central at Weeki Wachee, 6:30

Tampa Catholic at Academy of the Holy Names, 6:30

Springstead at Citrus, 7:30

Pasco at Zephyrhills, 7:30

Nature Coast at Crystal River, 7:30