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Football: Friday night picks

Friday's matchups

All games at 7:30 unless noted.

Middleton (1-0) at Chamberlain (1-0)

How much big-play potential do the Chiefs have? Last week, they produced five scoring plays of 41 or more yards. Pick: Chamberlain

Alonso (1-0) at Hillsborough (1-0)

Ravens would like to join county's elite. That's a spot Hillsborough has occupied for, oh, a century. Pick: Hillsborough

Wharton (0-1) at Armwood (1-0)

One week after losing to archrival Freedom, the Wildcats will try to rebound against what might be the state's best defense. Pick: Armwood.

Keswick Christian (0-1) at Berkeley Prep (0-1)

Combined, these teams lost their openers by 56 points. But at least the Buccaneers found the end zone. Pick: Berkeley Prep

Plant City (0-1) at Blake (0-1)

If either can start generating some offense, a winning season is possible. Pick: Plant City

Spoto (1-0) at Bloomingdale (0-1)

Spoto's running game produced 200-plus yards last week. The next step is to start scoring more often. Pick: Spoto

King (1-0) at Brandon (0-1)

Few teams have been hit by the injury bug like Brandon. Nonetheless, the Eagles have plenty of talent. Pick: Brandon

Bradenton Christian (0-1) at Cambridge (0-1)

This could be the pick-me-up the Lancers need; Bradenton Christian had five first downs last week. Pick: Cambridge

Sarasota Out-of-Door (0-1) at Carrollwood Day School (1-0), 4:30

In their 11-man debut, all the Patriots did was gain 500-plus yards and win by 15. Pick: CDS

Durant (1-0) at East Bay (1-0)

The Indians didn't attempt a pass last week. When you average more than 10 yards a rush, there's no need to. Pick: East Bay

Plant (0-1) at Gaither (0-1)

Stat of the week: Plant ranks 26th in the county in scoring offense. Wanna bet it's a little higher next week? Pick: Plant

Jefferson (0-1) at Robinson (0-1)

Jefferson had more than 450 yards of offense against Hillsborough. That could spell trouble for the youthful Knights. Pick: Jefferson

Newsome (0-1) at Jesuit (1-0)

Jesuit looks to be on the way up, but the Tigers will be tested by a stout Wolves D. Pick: Jesuit

Sickles (0-1) At Lennard (0-1)

How will Sickles bounce back after allowing 22 fourth-quarter points in a loss to Leto last week? Pick: Lennard

Leto (1-0) at Tampa Bay Tech (1-0)

Give Leto major props for beating Sickles. But the Titans are an entirely different beast. Pick: TBT

Tampa Catholic (0-1) at Clearwater Central Catholic (1-0)

TC is not a one-person team, but it certainly will help if quarterback Christian Green (ankle) can play. Pick: TC

Football: Friday night picks 09/11/08 [Last modified: Thursday, September 11, 2008 12:06pm]
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