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Prep football: Tonight’s Pinellas County matchups


Published:   |   Updated: October 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM

East Lake (6-0) at Countryside (5-1): A lot is on the line between these Class 7A-District 9 rivals, and this game will go a long way in deciding which team will advance to the postseason. East Lake defensive back Devin Abraham leads a stout secondary with four interceptions. Countryside is averaging nearly 200 yards per game through the air and will rely on quarterbacks Robby Hicks and Trent Chmelik to make a difference.

Largo (5-1) at Venice (6-1): The Packers face their toughest test of the season when they travel to Venice and take on the Indians. Venice is averaging 252 yards on the ground and has scored more than 30 touchdowns.

Shorecrest Preparatory (2-4) at St. Petersburg Catholic (3-3): The Barons will rely heavily on their running game against the Chargers, as they’re averaging 207 yards rushing a game.

Bradenton Manatee (7-0) at St. Petersburg (5-1): The Green Devils take on nationally ranked Manatee, and the Hurricanes are coming off a 35-14 victory against Palmetto.

Boca Ciega (1-5) at Gibbs (2-5): The Gladiators have their eyes set on consecutive wins for the first time this season.

Sarasota Riverview (3-2) at Palm Harbor University (4-2): The Hurricanes must win to keep their postseason hopes alive.

Keswick Christian (0-6) at Northside Christian (2-4): Mike Alstott’s club can pick up victory No. 3 against a struggling Crusaders team.

Seminole (1-6) at Northeast (0-6): Vikings scored their first touchdown of the season in last week’s 28-7 loss to Osceola.

Dunedin (1-5) at Lakewood (4-2): Falcons quarterbacks have combined to throw nine interceptions this fall.

Indian Rocks Christian (5-2) at Cambridge Christian (4-2): The Golden Eagles dominated Canterbury in a 55-0 victory last week.

Pinellas Park (6-0) at Clearwater (0-6): Tornadoes are still in search of their first victory of the season. Won’t be easy against a strong Pinellas Park club, which averages more than 300 yards rushing per game.

Osceola (4-3) at Dixie Hollins (2-4): A win against Dixie Hollins would give Osceola four wins in its past five games.

Clearwater Central Catholic (5-1) at Calvary Christian (4-2): Marauders running back Diquan Walker has rushed for 436 yards and four touchdowns through six games.

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