JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – That’s a wrap.
The high school football regular season is in the books and the playoffs are on tap. Who’s in, who’s out and who’s going where? That will be finalized on Sunday morning when the FHSAA releases its first brackets for its new Suburban and Metro state playoffs.
Some of the games with playoff implications were big.
Red-hot Suwannee cooled off No. 4 and previously unbeaten Bradford, 10-7. The Tornadoes (9-1) could meet the Bulldogs (8-2) again in the Class 2S state playoffs in either the state semifinals or the state title game.
First Coast needed a win to try and squeeze into the state playoffs and got it, handling Jackson 30-16 to hand the Tigers (8-2) their first loss to a team from Florida this season. The Buccaneers, playing for outgoing coach Marty Lee, entered the week in ninth place in Region 1-3M but may not get the jump up because the team in front of them, Horizon, also won in Week 11.
Riverside (4-6) ended strong, getting two first-half touchdown passes from Devin Herring to Tae’shaun Gelsey to set the tone for the Generals in a 25-14 win over Ribault. The Generals were No. 8 in Region 1-2M entering the week and needed a win to stay in that spot. That victory should keep Riverside in front of Wolfson for that final spot. The Wolfpack (5-5) edged rival Englewood 17-16 to help coach Step Durham finish with a .500 record in his first season. Quite the turnaround for the Wolfpack and their best mark since going 7-3 in 2019.
Palatka’s 42-10 loss to St. Augustine in the area’s oldest rivalry could mean trouble for the Panthers (7-3) come Sunday. With Yulee’s win over Menendez, that could be enough to bump the Hornets over the Panthers for the final spot in Region 1-2S. Tocoi Creek’s blowout loss (47-17) to one-win Nease could also hold intrigue. The Toros (6-4) were just one spot ahead of Palatka.
Interlachen completed a perfect season, beating Paxon 16-0 to win the Sunshine State Athletic Conference, Atlantic League championship. The Rams finished 10-0 under coach Erik Gibson.
In Georgia, Brunswick held on to beat Effingham County 30-27 to win the Region 2-6A championship and go 10-0 for the second consecutive season, and first for new coach Garrett Grady.
Ware County beat Coffee 31-6 to clinch the Region 1-5A championship and polish off a 9-0 regular season.
Week 11 results, Florida
Baker County 41, Sunlake 6
Creekside 47, Ponte Vedra 23
Episcopal 36, Zarephath Academy 16
Flagler Palm Coast 40, DeLand 28
Fleming Island 52, Orange Park 12
Fort White 55, Santa Fe 21
Gainesville PK Yonge 35, Keystone Heights 22
Hilliard (7-2) at Christ’s Church (2-7), late
Hollis Christian (2-5) at Pace (6-3), late
Impact Christian (1-7) at NFEI (3-5), late
Matanzas 48, Winter Springs 10
Mayo Lafayette 43, Young Kids in Motion 6
Middleburg 28, Fernandina Beach 14
Nease 47, Tocoi Creek 17
Oakleaf 49, Clay 14
Providence 38, Beachside 28
Sandalwood 27, Spruce Creek 24
Suwannee 10, Bradford 7
Titusville 35, Crescent City 15
Union County 31, Walton 15
Yulee 35, Menendez 7
Sunshine State Athletic Conference, Class 4A championship: Gateway Charter 35, Harvest 14
Sunshine State Athletic Conference, Atlantic League championship: Interlachen 16, Paxon 0
Sunshine State Athletic Conference, Atlantic League consolation: Stanton 26, Cocoa Beach 22
Off, regular seasons complete: Bishop Snyder (5-4), Cedar Creek Christian (4-4), Columbia (6-3), Eagle’s View (3-6), Parker (3-7), Ridgeview (1-9), West Nassau (2-8).
Week 12 results, Georgia
Friday, Nov. 4; region games indicated by an *
Camden County 48, Lowndes 21*
Charlton County 55, Lanier County 28*
Glynn Academy 42, Lakeside Evans 20*
Pierce County 37, Tattnall County 7*
Ware County 31, Coffee 6*
Game of the Week pregame coverage: St. Augustine at Palatka
Game of the week: St. Augustine 42, Palatka 10
How the Super 10 fared: Several ranked teams lose in Week 11
Football Friday: Bartram Trail 42, Mandarin 20
Football Friday: Bolles 49, Gainesville Buchholz 28
Football Friday: Brunswick 30, Effingham County 27*
Football Friday: Fletcher 30, Atlantic Coast 0
Football Friday: Riverside 25, Ribault 14
Football Friday: Trinity Christian 54, Quincy Munroe 21
Football Thursday: University Christian 29, Bishop Kenny 10
Football Friday: White 28, Baldwin 0
Football Friday: Wolfson 17, Englewood 16