Ah, November, when the weather turns cooler and the playoffs draw near. The regular season ended this weekend with some teams that didn't make the postseason finishing on a positive note, such as Boca Ciega and Pinellas Park. Both teams reached .500 and are bowl eligible. Other playoff-bound teams continued to gain momentum heading into their first-round games. The recap from Week 11:
1. Countryside (9-1): The Cougars had the week off to get ready for their first-round playoff matchup with Freedom.
2. St. Petersburg (9-1): For the fourth straight week, the Green Devils scored more than 40 points and appear ready for the postseason.
3. Lakewood (8-2): The Spartans keep the momentum going by exacting revenge against Northeast in the season finale.
4. Tarpon Springs (8-2): The Spongers worked on their passing game against Clearwater and may have more balance now.
5. Largo (8-2): The Packers maintain their dominance at home, routing Palm Harbor University in a tuneup for the playoffs.
6. East Lake (7-3): The Eagles get a confidence boost by knocking off playoff-bound Nature Coast on the road.
7. Gibbs (6-4): The Gladiators had their six-game win streak snapped with a one-point loss to rival Boca Ciega.
Juwan Brown, Largo: 7-of-7 passing and had three touchdown tosses in a momentum-building win for the Packers heading into the playoffs.
Chris Culbreth, Northside Christian: Found the end zone four times and gained 197 yards rushing as the Mustangs rolled up 285 total on the ground to blow out Calvary Christian.
Brian Lockwood, Largo: Averaged more than 14 yards a carry to rush for 171 yards — 158 in the second half — and a score.
Josh Rembert, Gibbs: Had touchdown passes of 47 and 50 yards, and threw for 255 total in a one-point loss to Boca Ciega.
Ben Sams/Malik Wilson, St. Petersburg: The backfield duo combined for 160 yards and four touchdowns (two each).
Brandon Vazquez, East Lake: Scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lead the Eagles' comeback against Nature Coast.
Wyatt Wikle, Tarpon Springs: Threw second-half touchdowns of 85 and 64 yards to help the Spongers reach 40 points for the fourth time this season.
Cedric Williams, Dixie Hollins: Gained 180 yards on 21 carries and scored three times, including a 45-yarder that put the Rebels ahead at halftime.
DeJuan Wright, Keswick Christian: Almost single-handily brought the Crusaders back from 14 points down against Shorecrest, returning a kickoff 83 yards for a score and running 44 yards for another.
Offensive player of the week
Myrick Gwyn, Largo: Was instant offense against Palm Harbor University, touching the ball eight times and producing four scores. The senior had the Packers' first four touchdowns — two rushing, two receiving — and gained 131 yards.
Defensive player of the week
Emmerson Clarke, Boca Ciega: Scooped up a fumble deep in Pirates' territory and outraced the Gibbs offense 88 yards for the decisive score in a one-point victory.