It’s the final week of the high school football regular season and there are plenty of exciting match-ups.
Buchholz (8-1) at Santa Fe (6-2), Friday, November 6 @ 7:30
The Bobcats and the Raiders have both clinched a playoff spot in their districts. Buchholz head coach Mark Whittemore knows his team won’t let this game get past them, even with the playoffs coming up. Santa Fe head coach Bill Wiles echoes this sentiment, saying his team is proud of where they’ve gotten so far but they expect much more. Both teams are consistently solid on offense, making the defensive performance important in this game.
P.K. Yonge (4-5) at Bronson (0-9), Friday, November 6 @ 7:30
The Blue Wave are stronger in the air then they have been in the past, averaging 112 passing yards per game. P.K. Yonge head coach Kent Johnson says quarterback Dylan Moulhearn has been a much needed spark in the offense. P.K also has some strong receivers, led by Charles Strong, Christian Ellis, and Malik Bakar. Johnson says these players are vital to the team being successful in the passing game.
Eastside (1-8) at Hardee (4-4), Friday, November 6 @ 7:30
Hardee leads the two in rushing, averaging 199 yards per game, while Eastside leads in passing, averaging 115 yards per game. The two teams are evenly matched on defense, averaging two sacks a game. According to the Gainesville Sun, Rams head coach Jeff Parker announced that he will be resigning after this season.
Columbia(8-1) at Suwannee (7-1), Friday, November 6 @ 7:30
Both teams have clinched spots in the playoffs after going undefeated in their districts. This match-up will put two solid, one-loss teams on the field. Suwannee has been dominant on offense all season, including two shut-outs in their last two games, scoring 275 points. Their defense has also been solid, allowing only 75 points. Columbia has been performing well on both sides of the ball as well, earning 172 rushing yards and 251 passing yards per game along with averaging 4 sacks.
In other games on Friday, Keystone Heights (6-3) will visit Hawthorne (5-4) and Union County (8-1) will travel to Jacksonville Paxon (2-7). These games will also kick off at 7:30.