News4JAX Super 10: Top teams hold steady as final week of district games arrive

JACKSONVILL – The News4JAX high school football Super 10 will be published on Tuesdays throughout the high school football regular season.

New to football this year are the Metro and Suburban divisions. Those are marked by S and M designations in classifications. District games also wrap up this week. Those are indicated by an *. All games are Friday at 7 p.m. unless indicated.

Super 10 football rankings

Rank, Previous, School, Record, Classification

1. (1) Trinity Christian (8-0), 1M

Last week: d. Christ’s Church, 47-14*.

This week: vs. Providence (4-4, 2-1), 7:30 p.m.*

Notable: No doubt about it. The Conquerors are sailing towards a 10-0 regular season. They’ll contend for a state championship, their third consecutive, in Class 1M.

2. (2) Bartram Trail (8-0), 4S

Last week: d. Gainesville Buchholz, 21-6*.

This week: at Oakleaf (4-4, 1-2)*.

Notable: The only questions for the Bears now is if they can polish off a 10-0 regular season and how high of a region playoff seed they’ll draw. The Bears are clicking at the right time.

3. (3) Jackson (7-1), 2M

Last week: d. Baker County, 21-14.

This week: at Raines (6-1, 1-0), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.*

Notable: The game of the season as we’ve said from the beginning. The Tigers visit the Graveyard and will try and win their first district title since 2009.

4. (4) Bradford (8-0), 2S

Last week: d. Dunnellon, 44-0.

This week: at Palatka (7-1, 2-0)*.

Notable: At this point, the better question is will any team score on the Tornadoes. Beating Bradford in the regular season doesn’t seem realistic at this point.

5. (5) Raines (6-1), 2M

Last week: d. Atlantic Coast, 36-0.

This week: vs. Jackson (6-1), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.*

Notable: The Vikings have handled business since their lone loss to No. 1 Trinity. They’re heading to the state playoffs regardless, but a district title guarantees them a berth.

6. (6) University Christian (8-1), 1M

Last week: d. Parker, 49-26.

This week: Off.

Notable: A comeback nailed shut a win over the Braves last week. The Christians will try and nail down a nine-win regular season next week against Bishop Kenny.

7. (7) Fletcher (6-2), 3M

Last week: Off.

This week: vs. First Coast (5-2, 1-1), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.*

Notable: After an off week, coach Ciatrick Fason will try and go 2 for 2 in winning district titles. This Senators team is far more balanced than last year’s squad.

8. (8) Creekside (6-2), 4S

Last week: d. Fleming Island, 38-35*.

This week: vs. Atlantic Coast (0-8).

Notable: The Knights are heading towards a regional playoff berth but seeding is vitally important and they can’t afford a stumble against the winless Stingrays.

9. (9) Bolles (5-3), 2M

Last week: Off.

This week: at Bishop Kenny (7-1, 2-0)*.

Notable: A district title (and bragging rights for another year) come with a victory over the rival Crusaders. Bolles has picked things up since an unusual three-game losing streak.

10. (10) White (5-2), 2M

Last week: d. Ribault, 30-22.

This week: at Westside (1-7, 0-1), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.*

Notable: The Commanders stayed a step ahead of Ribault last week and should wrap up a district crown without much trouble this week.

Dropped out

None.

On the bubble

Baker County (5-3, 2S); Baldwin (7-1, 2S); Bishop Kenny (7-1, 2M); Columbia (5-3, 3S); Flagler Palm Coast (5-3, 3S); Fleming Island (4-3, 4S); Mandarin (4-3, 4M); Palatka (7-1, 2S); St. Augustine (5-3, 3S); Suwannee (5-3, 2S); Union County (5-2, Class 1A).

Week 9 schedule, Florida

Monday, Oct. 24

Yulee 21, Fernandina Beach 14*

All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated; district games indicated by an *

Thursday, Oct. 27

Beachside (5-3) at St. Joseph (2-6)

Crescent City (4-4, 2-0) at Lake Weir (1-7, 1-1)*

Englewood (4-4, 0-2) at Parker (2-7, 1-1), 6:30 p.m.*

First Coast (5-2, 1-1) at Fletcher (6-2, 2-0), 6:30 p.m.*

Fleming Island (4-3, 0-3) at Gainesville Buchholz (6-1, 2-1)*

Jackson (7-1, 1-0) at Raines (6-1, 1-0), 6:30 p.m.*

Ribault (3-5) at Baldwin (7-1), 6:30 p.m.

Sandalwood (4-4, 1-0) at Mandarin (4-3, 1-0), 6:30 p.m.*

White (5-2, 1-0) at Westside (1-7, 0-1), 6:30 p.m.*

Wolfson (4-4, 0-2) at Episcopal (6-2, 0-2)*

Friday, Oct. 28

Atlantic Coast (0-8) at Creekside (6-2)

Bartram Trail (8-0, 3-0) at Oakleaf (4-4, 1-2)*

Bolles (5-3, 2-0) at Bishop Kenny (7-1, 2-0)*

Bradford (8-0, 2-0) at Palatka (7-1, 2-0)*

Chiefland (5-1) at Fort White (5-3), 7:30 p.m.

Clay (3-5, 2-1) at St. Augustine (5-3, 3-0)*

Fernandina Beach (4-4, 1-2) at Baker County (5-3, 2-1)*

Hollis Christian (2-5) at Young Kids in Motion (3-3)

Impact Christian (1-6) at Cornerstone Christian (1-7)

Keystone Heights (2-6, 0-2) at Tocoi Creek (5-3, 0-2)*

Menendez (4-4, 2-1) at Matanzas (3-5, 1-2)*

North Florida Educational (3-4, 0-3) at Christ’s Church (1-7, 0-3)*

Orange Park (2-6, 1-1) at Middleburg (3-5, 1-1)*

Ponte Vedra (4-4, 0-1) at Nease (1-7, 0-1)*

Providence (4-4, 2-1) at Trinity Christian (8-0, 3-0), 7:30 p.m.*

Ridgeview (1-8, 0-2) at Columbia (5-3, 2-0), 7:30 p.m.*

Suwannee (5-3, 1-0) at Wakulla (7-2, 1-0)*

Yulee (4-4, 1-2) at West Nassau (2-7, 0-3)*

Zarephath Academy (2-5) at Lakeland Christian (6-1)

Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs: Cedar Creek Christian (4-3) at Seven Rivers Christian (6-2)

Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs: Cocoa Beach (5-2) at Paxon (2-6)

Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs: Faith Christian (3-5) at Eagle’s View (3-5)

Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs: Harvest (2-5) at Lighthouse Private Christian (1-7)

Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs: Legacy Charter (4-3) at Bishop Snyder (5-3)

Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs: Stanton (1-6) at Interlachen (8-0)

Off: Flagler Palm Coast, Hilliard, Riverside, Union County, University Christian.

Week 11 schedule, Georgia

Friday, Oct. 28

All games at 7:30 p.m.; region games indicated by an *

Brunswick (8-0, 4-0) at Evans (3-5, 1-3)*

Clinch County (8-1, 3-0) at Charlton County (5-2, 2-0)*

Pierce County (7-1, 3-1) at Vidalia (6-1, 2-1)*

Ware County (7-0, 3-0) at Statesboro (3-5, 2-1)*

Off: Camden County, Glynn Academy


About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.