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The regular season is finished. Now it’s on to the playoffs. Some teams gained momentum with big wins, particularly Clearwater Central Catholic and Palm Harbor University. Other teams that missed the playoffs ended their season on high note such St. Petersburg, which beat rival Lakewood convincingly. Here is the recap from week 11.
1. Countryside (10-0): After wrapping up another undefeated regular season, Cougars got a week off to prepare for playoff game against Venice.
2. Largo (8-2): Though they gave up some special teams scores, Packers still routed Gibbs to finish the regular season strong.
3. Clearwater Central Catholic (8-2): Known more for their offense, Marauders defense made a statement with a shutout of Indian Rocks Christian.
4. East Lake (7-3): After starting 2-3, the Eagles beat Clearwater for their fifth straight victory.
5. Palm Harbor University (7-3): This time, Hurricanes survived a one-point game to get past Pinellas Park.
6. Pinellas Park (7-3): Despite loss, Patriots have had a solid season as they prepare for long-awaited playoff appearance.
7. St. Petersburg (7-3): Once again, Green Devils show who rules South County with another win over rival Lakewood.
RB Justin Goodloe, Clearwater Central Catholic: Gained 160 yards, including touchdown runs of 70 and 48 yards, in a 31-0 win over Indian Rocks Christian. Now has 1,067 yards for the regular season.
RB David Jones, St. Petersburg: In the game for city bragging rights, Jones had 17 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-14 win over Lakewood.
RB Brent O’Neal, Canterbury: Seriously? Seven touchdowns and 254 yards against Mount Dora? That’s just crazy.
KR Gary Simon, Gibbs: Largo beat the Gladiators, but learned to never kick the ball to Simon again. He had kickoff returns of 75 and 95 yards.
QB Anthony Diviney, Dunedin: He accounted for 321 total yards in the Falcons’ 44-28 win over Dixie Hollins. He passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another two.
RB Kristian Craig, Keswick Christian: The senior accounted for more than half of the Crusaders’ yardage, rushing for 150 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-14 win over Shorecrest.
Friday’s playoff matchups
• 8A, Palm Harbor University at Centennial
• 8A, Vero Beach at East Lake
• 7A, Pinellas Park at Bradenton Manatee
• 7A, Venice at Countryside
• 6A, Hillsborough at Largo
• 3A, Clearwater Central Catholic at Fort Meade
• 2A, Admiral Farragut at Fort Myers Evangelical
• 2A, Naples St. John Neumann at Canterbury
Compiled by staff writers Rodney Page and Bob Putnam.