Newsome defensive linemen Jayson Sefchick, left, and Ryan Green collect a late sack during a 17-7 victory over Durant on Friday night.
Defense is always on the menu when these teams play, and the Wolves have just enough tricks on offense as well.
The Cowboys score all of their points in the first half, then hold off a Largo rally down the stretch.
Here’s how teams in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties fared.
The Wildcats get two special teams touchdowns against district foe Wiregrass Ranch to stay unbeaten.


  1. Jesuit, ranked No. 17 in both the MaxPreps and USA Today national polls, top district foe Hillsborough 28-7 on Friday night.
  2. The Zephyrhills defense remains fierce, helping stake the Bulldogs to a 34-9 win over Wesley Chapel on Friday night.
  3. Gaither manages to hang onto a 28-24 victory against Largo despite not scoring after halftime on Friday night.
  4. Wharton gets two special teams touchdowns and a defensive score to help beat district foe Wiregrass Ranch 28-17 Friday night.
  5. Newsome defensive linemen Jayson Sefchick, left, and Ryan Green collect a late sack during a 17-7 victory over Durant on Friday night.
  6. Newsome defensive back Devan Belcher celebrates after intercepting a pass to seal a 17-7 victory over arch-rival Durant on Friday night.
  7. Wharton coach Mike Williams has given the Wildcats have high hopes in 2021.
  8. Florida Gators running back Malik Davis is one of almost a dozen players from the Tampa Bay area on UF's roster. He starred at Jesuit High.
  9. East Bay certainly has a leg up in its overall series with Riverview, beating the Sharks 22-0 on Friday night.
  10. Clearwater Central Catholic emerges from a tie game at halftime with a 38-21 victory over Tampa Catholic on Friday night.
  11. Armwood rebounds from a close loss to Hillsborough by beating Gaither 22-19 on Friday night.
  12. Tampa Bay Tech tops previously unbeaten Hillsborough for a 14-7 victory Friday night.
  13. Wiregrass Ranch senior quarterback Rocco Becht, a four-star recruit, looks for an open man against visiting Mitchell on Friday night.
  14. Wiregrass Ranch players take the field Friday night in the season opener for the Bulls, who missed the first two scheduled games because of coronavirus issues with their opponents.
  15. Thursday's rivalry between city schools was a bit lopsided, with Clearwater beating Countryside 61-0.
  16. Mark Kantor and his Wiregrass Ranch squad, seen here last season, have yet to get in a regular-season game due to COVID-19 issues with other teams.
  17. Zephyrhills gets a dominant win at home Friday night, beating Hernando 43-2.
  18. Pinellas Park remains unbeaten through the first two weeks of the season, beating Largo 38-14 on Friday night.
  19. Plant shuts out South Tampa rival Robinson 20-0 on Friday night.
  20. Berkeley Prep gets a huge stop on a two-point conversion Friday night to top Calvary Christian 28-26.
  21. Hillsborough senior linebacker Kade Francis, left, celebrates with coaches and players, including head coach Earl Garca, right, moments after the Terriers sealed up a 20-14 victory over Armwood on a last-second stop at the Hillsborough 1-yard line.
  22. Hillsborough junior linebacker Thomas Hickman, left, and running back Jordaan Bailey, right, give senior receiver Dominic Reaves, center, many hugs and praise after Reaves hauled in the winning touchdown off a tipped ball in the end zone, ultimately leading to a 20-14 victory over host Armwood.
  23. Jesuit gets a statement victory Friday night, knocking off two-time defending champion St. Thomas Aquinas 24-21.