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HomeTeam 15: Football predictions (w/ video)

The Springstead football team takes the field prior to the start of last week's game vs. rival Nature Coast. (MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times)
Published Sep. 13, 2018

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

East Lake at Pinellas Park, 7:30

Rodney Page: Pinellas Park 17-16

Bob Putnam: Pinellas Park 28-20

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Zephyrhills Christian at Calvary Christian, 7:30

Rodney Page: Calvary Christian 31-28

Bob Putnam: Zephyrhills Christian 24-20

Jefferson at Jesuit, 7:30

Rodney Page: Jefferson 21-14

Bob Putnam: Jesuit 14-13

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Armwood at Chamberlain, 7:30

Rodney Page: Armwood 27-14

Bob Putnam: Armwood 20-18

Mitchell at Springstead, 7:30

Rodney Page: Mitchell 28-20

Bob Putnam: Mitchell 21-6

Sunlake at Land O'Lakes, 7:30

Rodney Page: Sunlake 17-7

Bob Putnam: Sunlake 21-14

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Sickles at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30

Rodney Page: Sickles 30-10

Bob Putnam: Wiregrass Ranch 23-21

Carrollwood Day vs. Seffner Christian, 7:30 (at Strawberry Crest)

Rodney Page: Carrollwood Day 36-32

Bob Putnam: Seffner Christian 30-28

Spoto at Robinson, 7:30

Rodney Page: Spoto 18-14

Bob Putnam: Robinson 27-20

Keswick Christian at Indian Rocks Christian, 7

Rodney Page: Keswick Christian 23-7

Bob Putnam: Keswick Christian 28-13

Osceola at Boca Ciega, 7:30

Rodney Page: Boca Ciega 27-0

Bob Putnam: Boca Ciega 35-6

Riverview at Palm Harbor U., 7:30

Rodney Page: Riverview 23-20

Bob Putnam: Palm Harbor U. 17-16

Hillsborough at Blake, 7:30

Rodney Page: Hillsborough 42-7

Bob Putnam: Hillsborough 35-13

Seminole at St. Petersburg, 7:30

Rodney Page: St. Petersburg 32-6

Bob Putnam: St. Petersburg 21-7

Gaither at Freedom, 7:30

Rodney Page: Gaither 28-6

Bob Putnam: Gaither 24-13


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