Pinellas Park (7-0, 3-0) at East Lake (7-0, 3-0)
Breakdown: This is a matchup between the only undefeated teams left in the county, with playoff implications in Class 7A, District 9. The Eagles can clinch the district title with a win, while the Patriots will need a win and another against Countryside next week before they can secure a postseason appearance. This also is the first time these teams have met since 2008. East Lake has owned the series, winning the past five meetings (2004-08) by a combined score of 157-37.
Who’s hot: Pinellas Park running backs Donte Maxson (800) and Pierre Johnson (832) have each rushed for more than 800 yards and combined for 15 touchdowns on the ground. East Lake receiver George Campbell leads the team in receiving yards (334) and sacks (six).
Rodney Page’s pick: The Patriots hang around...for a half. East Lake, 28-14.
Bob Putnam’s pick: The Eagles are on too big of a roll right now. East Lake, 34-21.
Lakewood (5-2, 3-0) at Tarpon Springs (4-3, 2-0)
Breakdown: The last two unbeaten teams in Class 5A, District 8 square off. Lakewood can clinch the title with a win, while Tarpon Springs would need a win against the Spartans and against Boca Ciega next week. Lakewood outscored Boca Ciega and Dunedin by a combined 91-0. The Spartans’ offense seems to be figuring things out after a slow start. The Spongers are coming off a bye week, which followed a 35-3 loss to Countryside. Expect them to throw the playbook at Lakewood in this one.
Who’s hot: Tarpon Springs defensive back Maurice Turner has five of his team’s seven interceptions. Lakewood QB Ryan Davis threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons.
Page: Spartans offense is too good right now. Lakewood, 32-14.
Putnam: Spartans show enough explosiveness to pull through. Lakewood, 28-24.
Admiral Farragut (4-2, 1-1) at Clearwater Central Catholic (6-1, 3-0)
Breakdown: With a win, the Marauders can clinch the Class 3A, District 5 title. The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, can force a possible three-way tiebreaker for the top two playoff spots by knocking off CCC. The Marauders have not lost a district game since 2011 and have outscored their 3A-5 foes a combined 131-37 in three games this season.
Who’s hot: CCC’s JT Steele is averaging 13 yards per carry and 15 yards per reception. AFA quarterback Dalton Collins had 173 yards rushing against Lake Highland Prep two weeks ago.
Page: Marauders will wear out the Blue Jackets. CCC, 44-7.
Putnam: Marauders don’t let a chance to clinch district title go to waste. CCC, 35-17
Largo (6-1, 2-0) at Lake Gibson (4-2, 1-1)
Page: Never, ever count the Packers out. Largo, 26-21.
Putnam: Momentum from last week carries over for Packers. Largo, 21-16.
Countryside (5-2, 2-1) at Seminole (2-6, 1-1)
Page: Countryside QB Robby Hicks should play, so Cougars roll. Countryside, 28-3.
Putnam: Cougars get back on track. Countryside, 35-14.
St. Petersburg (5-2, 1-1) at Dixie Hollins (2-5, 0-1)
Page: Green Devils secondary will be the key. St. Petersburg, 31-14.
Putnam: Green Devils grind it out with the run game. St. Petersburg, 28-7
Osceola (5-3, 1-1) at Palm Harbor University (4-3, 0-2)
Page: Got a hunch the Hurricanes get this one. PHU, 23-20.
Putnam: Warriors clinch winning season. Osceola, 32-28
Canterbury (5-2, 3-2) at Northside (3-4, 2-2)
Page: Griffin Alstott is the difference for Mustangs. Northside, 24-17.
Putnam: Crusaders have more weapons. Canterbury, 38-26.
Dunedin (1-6, 0-2) at Boca Ciega (1-6, 0-2)
Page: Falcons get their first district win. Dunedin, 14-7.
Putnam: The Pirates have a better defense. Boca Ciega, 27-14.
Keswick Christian (0-8, 0-4) at Indian Rocks Christian (6-2, 5-0)
Page: Golden Eagles run and run and run. IRC, 56-0.
Putnam: This might be the biggest mismatch of the week. IRC, 62-7
Clearwater (0-7, 0-3) at Northeast (0-7, 0-3)
Page: Vikings have shown some positive signs lately. Northeast, 10-7.
Putnam: Vikings are playing better right now. Northeast, 28-21.
Calvary Christian (4-3, 0-2) at Shorecrest (4-3, 0-2)
Page: Warriors come through late. Calvary, 28-24.
Putnam: Warriors get first district win. Calvary, 42-14.
St. Petersburg Catholic (4-3, 2-1) at Jacksonville Episcopal (2-6, 0-2)
Page: Barons don’t mess around in Jacksonville. SPC, 35-20.
Putanm: Barons pick up win to ready for district finale. SPC, 23-14