Thursday, October 18, 2018
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HomeTeam 15: Football predictions (w/ video)

Our staffers’ predictions for our spotlight games of the week:

Tampa Bay Tech at Bloomingdale, 7:30

Rodney Page: Bloomingdale 31-28

Bob Putnam: Tampa Bay Tech 14-13

Hillsborough at Chamberlain, 7:30

Page: Hillsborough 14-7

Putnam: Chamberlain 20-16

Zephyrhills at River Ridge

Page: Zephyrhills 35-21

Putnam: Zephyrhills 28-24

Calvary Christian at CCC, 7:30

Page: CCC 28-20

Putnam: CCC 27-13

Weeki Wachee at Hernando, 7

Page: Hernando 24-23

Putnam: Hernando 38-35

Springstead at Land O’Lakes, 7:30

Page: Springstead 16-13

Putnam: Springstead 21-14

Mitchell at Berkeley Prep, 7:30

Page: Mitchell 32-24

Putnam: Berkeley Prep 21-20

Freedom at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30

Page: Wiregrass Ranch 23-14

Putnam: Wiregrass Ranch 13-6

Plant City at Durant, 7:30

Page: Plant City 38-28

Putnam: Plant City 21-7

Gaither at Sickles, 7:30

Page: Gaither 26-17

Putnam: Sickles 14-10

Jesuit at Robinson, 7:30

Page: Jesuit 38-14

Putnam: Jesuit 28-21

Palm Harbor U. at Alonso, 7:30

Page: Alonso 17-13

Putnam: PHU 27-26

Northeast at Boca Ciega, 7:30

Page: Boca Ciega 30-26

Putnam: Boca Ciega 35-28

St. Petersburg at Countryside, 7:30

Page: Countryside 31-28

Putnam: Countryside 28-20

Gibbs at Lakewood, 7:30

Page: Lakewood 27-9

Putnam: Lakewood 21-13

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