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Prep football: Tonight's Hillsborough County matchups

Alonso (3-3, 0-2) at Wharton (6-1, 2-0): Quarterback Chase Litton and the Wildcats offense have been rolling. Alonso's isn't too shabby, either, with its ground game led by Ish Witter. Whoever has the last possession might take this one.

Armwood (6-0, 5-0) at Lennard (0-7, 0-6): Armwood shut out Leto 74-0 last week. We know the Hawks don't intend to win that big over winless programs. They just can't help being that good.

Hillsborough (4-2, 4-2) at Blake (2-5, 2-3): Both teams are coming off emotional, big rivalry games. The Terriers held on to top Chamberlain, while Blake lost to Middleton. Now it's back to district play.

Bloomingdale (3-3, 1-1) at Riverview (2-4, 0-2): Bulls have their eyes on the prize and are looking to make the playoffs for the second time in school history. They need to win at least two of their last three district games and can't afford to fall to the battle-tested Sharks.

Brandon (3-3, 0-1) at Durant (1-6, 0-2): Brandon is coming off a bye week and Durant scored only three points in last week's loss to Newsome.

Robinson (2-5, 2-4) at Chamberlain 4-3, 4-1): Robinson was shut out by King last, week while the Chiefs lost on a late drive to Hillsborough. The Chiefs still have a chance to make the playoffs, with their matchup against Jefferson holding plenty of implications, but a loss here will hurt their chances.

East Bay (5-2, 1-0) at Strawberry Crest (5-2, 2-0): Only remaining undefeated teams in Class 7A-District 8. A win for East Bay would almost secure a district title, barring losses to Brandon or Durant. FYI, the Chargers won last year's meeting.

Freedom (1-5, 0-2) at Tampa Bay Tech (5-1, 2-0): Freedom is coming off a bye week, while Tech defeated Plant City 38-21. Tech's defense has been solid all year and forced five turnovers against Plant City.

Gaither (3-3, 2-0) at Sickles (5-1, 2-0): Gaither had a bye last week, while Sickles lost a close battle to Plant, 24-20. With three teams at 2-0 in the district, the loser will have to beat Tampa Bay Tech for a playoff berth.

Jefferson (5-1, 4-1) at King (5-2, 3-2): Jefferson narrowly defeated Hillsborough, and Hillsborough narrowly defeated King. The improved play of King, which shut out Robinson last week, could make this interesting.

Middleton (1-5) at Leto (0-7): Middleton earned its first win of the season last week. The Falcons, however, haven't won on the field since 2009. Guess who that victory came against? Middleton: 16-13

Newsome (4-3, 1-1) at Plant (5-1-1, 2-0): Wolves are in a must-win situation to make the playoffs. Panthers have to be feeling good after defeating Sickles last week.

Plant City (4-2) at Spoto (0-6): Plant City has lost consecutive games after starting the season 4-0.

Steinbrenner (1-5, 0-2) at Wiregrass Ranch (3-3, 0-2): Both teams are looking for their first district win of the season.

Tampa Catholic (5-1, 2-0) at Berkeley Prep (2-3, 0-2): A win for Tampa Catholic would set up a district championship game against Lakeland Christian next week. Berkeley Prep, however, has won three of the last five meetings.

Jesuit (4-3) at Orlando Bishop Moore (5-1): The Tigers are coming off an upset win against Ocala Trinity Catholic and have played well in big games this season.

Windermere Prep (4-3-1) at Seffner Christian (5-1): An intra-Sunshine State Athletic Conference matchup between the second-place teams in their respective divisions (North and South), with conference championship implications on the line.

Indian Rocks Christian (4-3, 4-0) at Cambridge Christian (4-3, 2-1): Indian Rocks Christian defeated Bradenton Christian 61-0, a team that defeated Cambridge 30-7.

Bradenton Christian (3-4, 1-3) at Carrollwood Day (4-3, 2-1): Bradenton has lost four in a row, including two shutouts. The Patriots, however, are riding a two-game win streak.

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