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Football: Friday night’s Pinellas prep matchups

Anclote (6-3) at Clearwater Central Catholic (7-2): Both teams are gearing up for a postseason run and the Sharks will be traveling over to Clearwater from southwest Pasco County. It’s likely both teams will play it conservatively knowing their best players will need to be kept healthy. Anclote boasts a two-headed monster in the backfield of Willie Barrett and Trent Crawford. The duo has rushed for nearly 2,000 yards combined. Countering the Anclote backfield will be CCC’s duo of quarterback Jeff Smith (1,135 all purpose yards) and running back Diquan Walker (589 yards).

Admiral Farragut (4-4) at South Daytona Warner Christian (8-1): Warner Christian’s lone defeat was 32-8 against Jacksonville Trinity Christian.

Southwest Florida Christian (5-4) at Canterbury (6-3): A 29-6 loss to Cambridge Christian last week knocked the Crusaders out of playoff contention and will look to finish with a seven win season.

Pinellas Park (8-1) at Dunedin (1-8): Patriots are coming off a huge victory against Countryside last Friday and will look to break the 4,000-yard rushing mark as a team vs. the Falcons.

St. Petersburg Catholic (6-3) at Northside Christian (3-6): Barons will rely on their rushing attack to pick up their seventh win of the season, as St. Petersburg is averaging 277 yards per game on the ground.

Dixie Hollins (2-7) at Tarpon Springs (5-4): The Spongers have locked up a postseason berth and will be looking to gain some momentum heading into next week’s rematch with Anclote from the preseason.

East Lake (9-0) at St. Petersburg (6-3): Bob Hudson’s group is arguably playing the best football of any team in the Tampa Bay area. Eagles have yielded only 56 points, with only Armwood (36 points) allowing less.

Keswick Christian (0-9) at Bishop McLaughlin (1-8): The Crusaders will have to slow down the Hurricanes’ potent passing attack, led by RJ Perciavalle (1,174 yards).

Gibbs (4-5) at Palm Harbor University (4-5): Winner can end the season on a strong note and at .500.

Clearwater (0-9) at Boca Ciega (2-7): Both teams need a win heading into the offseason.

Largo (7-2) at Countryside (6-3): With the Cougars eliminated from postseason contention, they will look to try and knock off a Packers group that’ll be facing Hillsborough power Jefferson next week.

Indian Rocks Christian (7-2) at Calvary Christian (5-4): Golden Eagles quarterback Garrett Ross-Johnson has led an explosive offensive attack, throwing for 1,091 yards and 10 touchdowns through nine games.

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