It’s rivalry week for two big schools in the area.
Gainesville High (3-2, 2-0) will look to beat the Buchholz Bobcats (2-3, 1-0) for the sixth year in a row on Friday night. With a win, the Hurricanes would claim this year’s football “City Championship.” Gainesville beat Eastside High in Week 2, eliminating the Rams from claiming city bragging rights.
“We’ve talked about it at practice, we’re going to try and make it six (wins) in a row,” said Gainesville High head coach Mark Latsko. “We’ve had some city dominance in the recent past and we’re going to try and continue that.”
The Hurricanes are led by the junior duo of quarterback Caelan Christian and wide receiver Dock Luckie Jr.
Luckie has 354 receiving yards and six touchdowns on the year. Christian leads district 6A-5 in both passing yards and passing touchdowns with 958 yards and 11 touchdowns.
“Their quarterback right now is playing pretty well from a standpoint of just being efficient,” said Buchholz head coach Mark Whittemore. “He’s getting balls thrown with good velocity and pretty good marksmanship. I think he’s the guy that makes that offense run.”
Kickoff from Citizen’s Field is set for 7:30 p.m.
** Eastside, Hawthorne, Keystone Heights, Lafayette, and Union County are all currently on bye weeks.
** The P.K. Yonge Blue Wave (3-1, 0-1) will look to bounce back when they take on the Interlachen Rams (0-6, 0-1). Kickoff coming at 7:30 p.m.
** The Trenton Tigers (5-1, 2-0) hope to add on to their three-game win streak when they travel to play the Chiefland Indians (3-3, 0-1). Kickoff coming at 7:30 p.m.
** The Columbia Tigers (5-1, 3-0) will go head to head with the Jacksonville White Commanders (5-1, 2-0) at home. Kickoff is set for 7:30.
**The Santa Fe Raiders (3-2, 0-2) and the Crystal River Pirates (1-4, 0-2) will battle for their first district win tonight. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
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