Cincinnati running back Jerome Ford breaks a tackle against UCF linebacker Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste, right, during the first half Saturday.
The Bearcat has a career-high 189 yards and four touchdowns in the win over UCF.
Crusaders waste little time establishing their dominance, with 30 points in the first half while the defense forces five turnovers.
Here’s how teams in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties fared.
The Cougars also showcase a pair of offensive playmakers in nabbing a big win over their rivals.


  1. Tampa Catholic quarterback Luke Sather, right, celebrates with receiver Jaquise Alexander moments after Alexander reeled in a long touchdown pass during first-half action at Land O' Lakes.
  2. Tampa Bay Tech remained unbeaten Friday, picking up a 34-12 road win over Wiregrass Ranch in Class 7A, District 10.
  3. Boca Ciega gets a big district win Friday night, beating previously undefeated Northeast 21-13.
  4. Durant's defense is a wall most of the night, helping the Cougars to a 29-6 victory over rival Plant City.
  5. Tampa Catholic receiver Jaquise Alexander celebrates moments after reeling in a long touchdown pass during first-half action at Land O' Lakes on Friday night.
  6. Berkeley Prep senior outside hitter, Ava Swain, a University of North Carolina commit, fires down a kill during practice. This season Swain has helped lead the Bucs to a 22-2 record and a No. 5 national ranking by MaxPreps.
  7. Jefferson quarterback Quentin Williams gets the game ball and a hug from coach Mike Fenton after Fenton announced to the team that Williams had broken the all-time passing yardage record for Hillsborough County during the 2010 season. Mr. Fenton died Monday morning.
  8. Zephyrhills may have entered Friday night's game unbeaten, but Wiregrass Ranch is the team that wins big, 40-7.
  9. Tampa Bay Tech rallies with a dominant second half Friday night to defeat Newsome 21-9 and stay unbeaten.
  10. Jesuit senior Junior Vandeross dives for yardage during a 35-21 victory over Clearwater Central Catholic on Friday night.
  11. Land O' Lakes stays unbeaten with a 40-17 victory against Cypress Creek on Friday night.
  12. Jesuit sophomore quarterback Luke Knight, right, celebrates a touchdown pass during a 35-21 victory over Clearwater Central Catholic on Friday night.
  13. Clearwater Central Catholic junior Nate Johnson is a force to be reckoned with as a receiver and a cornerback for the 4-1 Marauders.
  14. Penn State running back Keyvone Lee, a St. Petersburg native, could be an X-factor in today's top-five showdown at Iowa.
  15. Bloomingdale has now won five straight against East Bay, beating the Indians 29-7 on Friday night.
  16. Northeast scores with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game Friday night to beat Pinellas Park, 13-12.
  17. Tampa Bay Tech running back James Evans III runs through some nice big holes, ultimately scoring four touchdowns in a 34-26 victory over Armwood on Friday night.
  18. East Lake beat rival Palm Harbor University, which came into the night on a three-game win streak, 23-7 Friday.
  19. Tampa Bay Tech celebrates after Titan defensive end Landon Hernandez, helmet off, intercepts a pass that set up a short touchdown for the Titans in a 34-26 victory over Armwood on Friday night.
  20. Berkeley Prep topped Tampa Catholic 38-0 on Friday night, for the Bucs' first shutout victory over the Crusaders since 2014.
  21. Tampa Bay Tech offensive linemen, from left, tight end Tristan Pless, guard Kai Gadson, center Jshon Scott (kneeling), guard Sidney Hanner, tackle Fred Neal and tackle D.J. Porcher. Not pictured: guard Shaun Lango. The TBT line is one of the main reasons the Titans are 4-0 heading into Friday's game against Armwood.
  22. Plant held on to defeat Sumner 23-15 Friday night.
  23. Ocala Trinity Catholic beat Calvary Christian 28-21 on Friday.