1. Manatee (1) 4-0, beat Southeast 62-0, host Sarasota Riverview – Manatee used a balanced attack and a stifling defense to lead 62-0 at the half. The Canes now begin district play in Class 8A-7.
2. East Lake (3) 5-0, beat Tarpon Springs 49-6, host Seminole – the Eagles have outscored their opponents 229-22… and they’re off to their best start in school history.
3. Armwood (4) 5-0, beat Jefferson 28-9, bye week next – Armwood essentially are the Class 6A-8 champs. After some much deserved rest, the Hawks begin the easiest part of their schedule.
4. Largo (6) 4-1 beat Lakewood 20-6, host Osceola – a heavy dose of Jarvis Stewart, 236 yards on 38 carries against Lakewood, helped the Packers get past Lakewood and move to 4-1 on the season.
5. Sickles (7) 4-0, bye week, at Freedom – the Gryphons are rested, healthy and hungry. A November 1st game against Tampa Bay Tech should decide the Class 7A-7 title.
6. Plant (2) 3-1-1, loss to Tampa Bay Tech 14-7, at Riverview – the Panthers survived a scare last week against Bloomingdale… scoring 50, but couldn’t muster much against a fired up Titan defense.
7. Lake Gibson (9) 2-1, beat Miami Palmetto 42-3, host Winter Haven – the Braves are very confident as they prepare to tackle the Blue Devils in a big 6A-11 district battle.
8. Clearwater Central Catholic (10) 4-1, beat Trinity Catholic 38-14, host St. Petersburg Catholic – the Marauders looked very impressive against a really good Celtics squad. Coach John Davis won’t let his team let up against Class 3A-5 district foe.
9. Lakeland (in the chase) 5-0, beat North Miami Beach 49-35, at George Jenkins – Lakeland makes their first appearance in our top ten this season. The Dreadnaughts can score points, and their defense forces a lot of turnovers.
10. Jefferson (5) 3-1, loss to Armwood 28-9, at Leto – Jefferson continues to struggle against Armwood. The Dragons will most likely have to settle for the runner up spot in Class 6A-8.
In the chase -Pinellas Park 5-0, South Sumter 5-0, Tampa Catholic 4-1, Plant City 4-0, Land O’Lakes 5-0