Flag football: Today’s county schedules — March 7

What to watch

Osceola (2-0) at Gibbs (2-1), 7

Defense should rule in this matchup. The Warriors recorded shutouts over Dunedin (31-0) and Countryside (26-0) to start the season. The Gladiators, meanwhile, have given up just seven points in their first three games. 

Sickles (2-0) at Alonso (2-0), 7:30

The Gryphons have been impressive, beating Jefferson and Brandon by a combined 44-0 to start the season. Now, Sickles faces its biggest test against the title-contending Ravens. After escaping with a one-point win over Riverview in the season opener, Alonso has cruised to wins over Gaither (40-6) and Tarpon Springs (34-6). 

Riverview (0-2) at Lennard (3-0), 7:30

Pay no attention to the records. The series is split (1-1) between the rivals. Though winless, the Sharks have played tough against a quality competition, losing to Alonso and Bloomingdale by a combined eight points. The host Longhorns got off to a strong start, winning their first three games by a combined 51-20. 

Steinbrenner (2-0) at Leto (2-0), 7:30

Warriors coach Gregg Puskas can hit a major milestone tonight. If Steinbrenner can remain undefeated, Puskas will become the sixth flag football coach in Hillsborough County history to reach 100 wins. Expect a defensive battle. The Warriors have posted consecutive shutouts to start the season. The host Falcons, led by a ball-hawking secondary, allowed just 18 points in their perfect start. 

County schedules

Hernando County

Weeki Wachee at Springstead, 6

Hillsborough County

Bayshore Christian at Universal Academy, 5

Seffner Christian at Carrollwood Day, 6

Sumner at Middleton, 7

Brooks DeBartolo at Tampa Catholic, 7:15

Wharton at Strawberry Crest, 7:30

Jefferson at Blake, 7:30

Bloomingdale at Plant City, 7:30

Spoto at King, 7:30

Sickles at Alonso, 7:30

Riverview at Lennard, 7:30

Steinbrenner at Leto, 7:30

Armwood at Freedom, 7:30

Pinellas County

Osceola at Gibbs, 7

East Lake at Largo, 7

Northeast at Pinellas Park, 7:30