After three games in 12 days, the Hawks get a much deserved break, as all teams that ascend to No. 1 in the HomeTeam top 25 automatically get the next week off....oh, wait, what? A bye week? Oh, well, yeah that, too.
Jarvis Stewart is stealing the headlines, but that Packer defense is no joke - just 33 points allowed in its four victories.
5. Tampa Bay Tech (3-1)
Last week: No. 12, beat Plant 14-7.
Cotey says: Deon Thompson busted out, y'all. After gaining 38 yards on seven carries against Plant the past two seasons, Thompson rushed for a career-high 147 yatrds and scored both of Tech's TDs.
6. Tampa Catholic (4-1)
Last week: No. 8, beat Cardinal Mooney 43-0.
Cotey says: Did you know there are three teams out there, Clearwater Central Catholic, Fort Meade and Cardinal Mooney, whose only loss this season is against the Crusaders? Tampa Catholic has a chance to add another to that list this week against Frostproof.
7. Plant City (4-0)
Last week: No. 10, beat Bloomingdale 40-0.
Cotey says: We thought we saw some chinks in the armor in the narrow win over Durant, but it turns out those were just dents left by opponents bouncing off the Raiders.
8. Plant (3-0-1)
Last week: No. 1, lost to Tampa Bay Tech 14-7.
Cotey says: The Panthers haven't been held to seven points or fewer by a Tampa Bay team not named Armwood since Nov. 11, 2004, when Durant beat them 30-6.
Last week: No. 9, beat Dixie Hollins 35-21.
Cotey says: When was the last time you saw a team have four players run for more than100 yards? Right, you never have. But Friday night against the Rebels, Kal-el Williams (104), Donte Maxson (132), Angel Addison (113) and Pierre Johnson (112) all eclipsed the century mark. The Patriots, by the way, now have 3.5 miles worth of rushing yards this season.
10. Clearwater Central Catholic (4-1)
Last week: No. 11, beat Ocala Trinity Catholic 38-14.
Cotey says: The Jeff Smith Bandwagon got fresh spark plugs, a tank of the finest gas in the land and four new z-rated tires after the junior threw for 100 yards and ran for 167 and two touchdowns to spark CCC to an impressive win that may have finally kicked the Marauders' offense in the butt.
11. Jefferson (3-1)
Last week: No. 3, lost to Armwood 28-9.
Cotey says: Well, there's always the potential playoff rematch with Armwood.
12. Wharton (4-1)
Last week: No. 15, beat East Bay 21-18.
Cotey says: Wildcats bend but don't break against Indians.
13. Lakewood (3-2)