Team of the Week | Nature CoastThe Sharks spoiled Hernando's perfect season with a 13-10 win Thursday night. Mike Weston carried 30 times, gained 171 yards and scored both Nature Coast touchdowns. Despite Weston's effort, the Sharks still needed a bit of luck to get the win. Hernando got the ball with four minutes left and had a chance to tie in the final minute. But the Leopards missed a 26-yard field goal. Nature Coast was undefeated the past two regular seasons but had that streak snapped this season. They can take some satisfaction in snapping a rival's unbeaten mark instead.Player of the Week | Jaylin Jackson, Cambridge ChristianAfter a one-point overtime loss to Lakeland Victory Christian a week ago, coach Bob Dare gave a spirited speech about taking care of business against Carrollwood Day and clinching a playoff spot. Jackson was clearly listening. He scored six touchdowns in the Lancers' 55-20 win. Jackson had TD runs of 12 and 24 yards, threw touchdown passes of 63, 31 and 6 yards, and added a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown. With senior running back Andrew Cunningham out with a knee injury, Jackson came through as the top offensive threat. Coach of the Week | Marcus PaschalThree years ago, Marcus Paschal assumed the leadership mantle of the school where he was once a standout defensive back. If Paschal had a Packer pom-pom, he certainly would wave it. He is home-grown, straight from the Ridgecrest community that has produced so many Largo legends. That institutional knowledge helped him stand out among candidates to succeed longtime coach Rick Rodriguez, who retired in 2013. After making the playoffs as a district runnerup in Paschal's first season in 2014, the Packers failed to make the playoffs the past two seasons. This year, everything has changed. Largo (7-1) has won seven straight, including Friday's 17-7 victory over Clearwater that clinched the Packers' first district title since 2013. That is why Paschal was so emotional as the final seconds ticked away in that game. "You're talking to kind from 119th St. that nobody gave him a chance, and it's kind of like making it to the NFL all over again," Paschal said. "When I came in as a head coach, I went through a lot of trials and tribulations. Tough people last, tough situations don't. I persevered."Five things you may have missedPlant's district dominance continues: With its 56-36 win over Wiregrass Ranch, Plant clinched its 13th straight district championship. Since coach Robert Weiner took over in 2004, the Panthers have only lost two district games — both in his first year. Since 2005, they have won 53 straight games against district opponents. From 2005-2012 Plant was in a four-team district. "They are all special, no doubt," Weiner said. Zephyrhills renames field in honor of former coach: The football field at Zephyrhills will now be called Tom Fisher field. Fisher coached Zephyrhills from 1989-2008 and had a record of 124-84. The Bulldogs made the playoffs eight times under Fisher. The Bulldogs gave Fisher something to celebrate, defeating Hudson 63-0.IRC coach Mark Buchanan sidelined: Buchanan will not coach the Golden Eagles for the rest of this season due to health problems. According to IRC athletic director Phil Farver, doctors discovered a mass on Buchanan's kidney that will eventually need surgery. Buchanan, 45, has been to games, including Friday night against Seffner Christian. Interim head coach Jason Stokes will remain in that capacity. "It's a recovery process for Mark right now," Farver said. "We're all praying for him and his faith is strong. The best-case scenario is that they treat it, he gets back to normal and starts coaching again. He's our guy, but we may not know anything until the summer. We just don't know right now."Countryside's topsy-turvy season: Countryside is a tough team to figure out based on the past three weeks. On Oct. 13, the Cougars held on in a 13-12 victory over St. Petersburg, a team currently projected to make the playoffs as a wildcard in the new points-based system. Last week, Countryside lost to previously winless Seminole, 28-21. On Friday, the Cougars rebounded to knock off Class 7A, District 10 champion Pinellas Park 42-28. Receiver Cardre Mobley had five catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns to lead Countryside in the win. Durant's tough break: Cameron Myers entered Friday's game against Bloomingdale as the state's second-leading rusher with 1,712 yards. The Durant back likely had his season end with what appeared to be a fractured collarbone in a 21-15 loss to the Bulls. The Cougars were projected as the No. 7 seed in the current playoff standings. But their postseason hopes might be in jeopardy, especially after Friday's loss. Durant likely will need to beat undefeated Armwood to stay among the top eight seeds. Five games we are looking forward toTampa Catholic at Jesuit: These schools have a mutual respect, but truth be told, they don't like each other very much. It hasn't been much of a rivalry with Jesuit winning 17 straight. But the Crusaders have a good shot this year. Of course, that's been said in years past. TC is 7-2 while Jesuit is 4-3. East Lake at Clearwater: This is a game both teams need to keep their playoff hopes alive. After forfeiting their first three games and starting 1-5, the Eagles have won three straight, outscoring opponents by a combined 107-18. The Tornadoes lost to Largo, ending their two-year reign as district champions. It is a tough week for Clearwater, which will play the second half of a makeup against Braden River on Saturday. Tarpon Springs at Mitchell: The Spongers, who have lost two of their past three, were projected as the No. 7 seed in their region. A win in the regular-season finale would give Tarpon Springs 53 points and all but assure a playoff spot. The Mustangs have incentive, too. They are trying to go undefeated in the regular season for the first time.Hernando at Springstead (Saturday): The Leopards fell from the unbeaten ranks with the loss to Nature Coast. Hernando could still win the district title based on its average point total. The playoffs should be attainable even if the Leopards miss out on a district title. This game is probably more vital for the Eagles' playoff hopes. Springstead is on the outside looking but a win against Hernando could provide the points needed to move into the top eight. Tampa Bay Tech at Gaither: Each team has reeled off seven straight wins after losing its season opener. The Titans have already won their district and are trying to stay among the top two seeds in their region. The Cowboys, projected as the No. 6 seed in their region, want to win to assure themselves of staying in the top eight. Times staff writer Joey Knight contributed to this report.