Just a handful of Friday games

Friday night lights moved to Thursday night thrills this week.

School district officials shifted most of the county's high school football games to Thursday night in observance of Yom Kippur, which begins at sunset tonight. You can find the results in today's sports section.

Meanwhile, six county teams maintain the status quo including surprising Seffner Christian and its 3-1 record. The second-year Crusaders play at Armwood's Lyle Flagg Field against Jacksonville Temple Christian.

All games start at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.

Temple Christian (1-3) at Seffner Christian (3-1)

LAST WEEK: Temple Christian defeated St. John's Country Day 28-22; Seffner Christian defeated Windermere Prep 35-13.

THE SKINNY: Seffner Christian turned in another impressive performance last Friday, building a 21-0 halftime and dominating Windermere Prep. Quarterback Tanner Richardson ran for 123 yards and a pair of scores, including a 72-yard TD run. The Crusaders' defense also showed well, holding Windermere Prep to less than 150 yards. Nate Smith had a 28-yard INT return for a TD and Caleb Gude added a pair of fumble recoveries and an interception.

Lennard (1-4) at Jesuit (4-1)

LAST WEEK: Berkeley Prep defeated Lennard 42-14; Jesuit defeated Spoto 38-22.

THE SKINNY: Jesuit moved to 4-0 in the district with a big win last week, their fourth victory in a row. That means Jesuit and Lakewood sit atop the 5A-8 standings holding the same record, with Gibbs and Robinson both at one loss. The Tigers got a huge defensive performance last week, forcing four turnovers. Travis Johnson had a pair of interceptions and Cameron Ruff returned a pick 65 yards for a score. Freshman Kevin Newman ran for three scores. Lennard faces Jesuit this week before traveling to Lakewood next Friday.

Spoto (1-3) at Dunedin (2-3)

LAST WEEK: Jesuit defeated Spoto 38-22; Dunedin defeated Gibbs 9-6.

THE SKINNY: Spoto hung tough with a physically bigger Jesuit club last week, trailing only by seven points, but three second-half turnovers opened up the tight game. Spoto's Eric Moate had a pair of TDs against Jesuit, including a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. They will need similar contributions to knock off a Dunedin team excited about upsetting Gibbs.

Just a handful of Friday games 10/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:30am]

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