Week 10 turned out to be a very good one for the Andrew Jackson football team.
First, the Tigers passed Raines for the top seed in Region 1-2M in the FHSAA power rankings. On Friday, Jackson overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Raines 21-12 to win the District 1-2M title.
The win is Jackson’s eighth in a row, keeps the Tigers undefeated against Florida opponents and also moves them into the driver’s seat for the region’s top seed when the FHSAA releases its brackets on Sunday.
One of the most impressive parts of the Tigers’ run is their ability to win different types of games. Jackson won three games by one score, including a 6-2 win against Riverside on October 14.
Crowning moment:The Tigers won the district title for the first time in more than a decade with a win against Raines
Vero Beach tops the Treasure Coast
Give Vero Beach a lot of credit for a 10-7 overtime win against rival Treasure Coast to win the District 12-4S championship.
Vero Beach had a loss to Martin County the week before where it struggled to stop the run, but run defense wasn’t an issue Friday. Vero Beach clogged the running lanes and got multiple defenders to the ball carrier to slow down the high-powered offense.
Perhaps even more impressive was junior Jake Whiteley, who led Vero Beach’s offense in its biggest game of the year as junior starter Tyler Aronson (thumb) and freshman EJ White (shoulder) were either out or injured during the game.
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Bishop Kenny ended the drought
Bishop Kenny quarterback James Resar threw and rushed for a score as the Crusaders beat Bolles 14-13 to win the 2-2M district championship. It was the first time Bishop Kenny had beaten Bolles since 1977, snapping a 27-game losing streak against the Bulldogs.
It’s definitely a win on the season for the Bishop Kenny team, which is 8-1. The only blemish on the resume is a one-point loss against Ponte Vedra.
The wait is over:Bishop Kenny stuns Bolles for first time since 1977, wins district title
Bishop Verot is closing in on the elusive district title
Bishop Verot hasn’t won a district title since 1991, but the Vikings took a big — and very impressive — step toward a 16-2S championship with a 57-10 win over Estero.
Freshman running back Deshon Jenkins Jr. he had 152 yards and a career-best four touchdowns on just 14 carries, and wide receiver Trevontay Watts caught four passes for 131 yards and two scores.
Verot can win the district title and wrap up the No. 1 seed in Region 4-2S at Key West on Friday.
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West Florida leaves no doubt
The Jaguars scored on their opening drive and never looked back in a dominant 38-14 win over previously unbeaten Pensacola Catholic to win the District 1-2S title.
Senior quarterback Markell Redding threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns — two to Andre Coleman — and also rushed for 70 yards and a score. Defensively, West Florida had six sacks and nine tackles for loss.
West Florida was fifth in Region 1 in the FHSAA’s Week 10 performance rankings, but could move up this week. The Jaguars have the highest lineup of the top eight teams in the region.
From the Panhandle:Navarre and West Florida clinched district titles, with Pine Forest still undefeated
Marion County:Buchholz defeated Fleming Island in a high-scoring shootout
The Mustangs are off to the races:The fourth games lead Mandarin over Sandalwood for the district title
Northeast Florida:Victory Trinity, Creekside, St. Augustine
Polk County:Lakeland leads Kathleen; Lake Gibson, Winter Haven are also winning
More:Lake Wales sweeps past Auburndale to claim 3S-8 district title
Brevard County:Cocoa, Rockledge keeps pace at BBQ bowl, Titusville defeats Astronaut
District champions (again):Palm Beach Central left the Wolverines feeling bad after winning the Wellington Cup
Palm Beach County:Gardens rolls Jupiter to win first district title in 10 years
Volusia and Flagler Counties:Atlantic crushes Taylor, earns share of District 8-2S title
Key things:Mainland clinched its 29th straight trip to the playoffs and defeated Seabreeze for the title
From the Sarasota area:Palmetto, Riverview, Port Charlotte, Venice after Week 10 football wins
More from the Panhandle:Five points in Niceville’s 28-21 win over Mosley to secure District 2-4S title
USA Today Poll Week 11
1. Columbus (Miami) 9-1 (9 first place votes)
2. Seminole (Sanford) 8-1
3. Palm Beach Central (Wellington) 8-1
4. Winter Park 8-1
5. Apopka 6-2
6. Ocoee 6-3
7. West Orange (Winter Springs) 5-3
8. Lake Mary 5-3
9. East Lake (Tarpon Springs) 8-1
10. Hagerty (Oviedo) 8-1
ARV: Plant, (Tampa), Doral Academy (Doral), Western (Davie), Sumner (Riverview), Miami Palmetto
1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) 9-0 (9 first place votes)
2. Edgewater (Orlando) 9-0
3. Jones (Orlando) 7-2
4. Tampa Bay Tech 8-2
5. Dillard (Fort Lauderdale) 5-3
6. Jesuit (Tampa) 6-3
7. Homestead 7-2
8. Wharton (Tampa) 7-2
9. Oviedo 8-1
10. Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach) 8-0
ARV: Miramar, Fletcher (Neptune Beach), Plantation, Armwood (Seffner), Atlantic (Delray Beach)
1. Miami Central 9-0 (9 first place votes)
2. American Heritage (Plantation) 9-1
3. Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) 9-1
4. Miami Northwestern 5-4
5. Booker T. Washington (Miami) 8-2
6. Andrew Jackson (Jacksonville) 8-1
7. Tampa Catholic 7-1
8. Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) 8-1
9. Raines (Jacksonville) 6-1
10. Lakewood (St. Petersburg) 6-3
ARV: Miami Norland, Gulliver Prep (Miami), Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale), Bolles (Jacksonville), Calvary Christian (Clearwater)
1. Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood) 7-0 (8 first-place votes)
2. Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 9-0 (1 first place vote)
3. Cardinal Newman (West Palm Beach) 9-0
4. Clearwater Central Catholic 8-1
5. University Christian (Jacksonville) 8-1
ARV: Northside Christian (St. Petersburg), Avant Garde (Hollywood), Orlando Christian Prep. Carrollwood Day (Tampa), Archbishop Carroll (Miami)
1. Lakeland 8-0 (9 first place votes)
2. Bartram Trail (St. Johns) 9-0
3. Venice 5.-2
4. Buchholz (Gainesville) 7-1
5. Osceola (Kissimmee) 6-3
6. Vero Beach 9-1
7. Niceville 7-1
7. Lake Minneola 8-1
8. Navarra 8-1
9. Treasure Coast 3-5
10. Martin County (Stuart) 7-2
ARV: Creekside (St. Johns), Flagler Palm Coast, Melbourne, Palmetto, DeLand
1. Pine Forest (Pensacola) 9-0 (9 first place votes)
2. Lake Wales 9-0
3. Rockledge 8-1
4. Naples 7-2
5. Mainland (Daytona Beach) 7-2
6. Dunbar (Fort Myers) 5-1
7. Eau Gallie (Melbourne) 7-2
8. Sebring 6-2
9. Vanguard (Ocala) 6-3
10. Columbia (Lake City) 6-3
ARV: Escambia (Pensacola), North Fort Myers, Lincoln (Tallahassee), Jensen Beach, Fort Myers
1. Florida High (Tallahassee) 9-0 (8 first place votes)
2. Cocoa 5-3
3. Bradford (Starke) 8-0 (1 first place vote)
4. South Sumter (Bushnell) 9-0
5. West Florida (Pensacola) 6-2
6. Bishop Verot (Fort Myers) 6-2
7. Pensacola Catholic 9-1
8. Suwanee (Live Oak) 6-3
9. Wakulla (Crawfordville) 7-3
10. Bay (Panama City) 8-1
ARV: Baldwin, Baker County (Glen St. Mary), Walton (DeFuniak Springs), North Marion (Citra), Frostproof
1. Trinity Catholic (Ocala) 6-2 (7 first place votes)
2. North Florida Christian (Tallahassee) 10-0 (2 first place votes)
3. First Baptist Academy (Naples) 6.-2
4. John Carroll Catholic (Fort Pierce) 7-1
5. Saint John Paul II. (Tallahassee) 7-1
ARV: Lakeland Christian, Evangelical Christian (Fort Myers), Moore Haven, Victory Christian (Lakeland), Munroe (Quincy)
1. Hawthorne 7-0 (8 first place votes)
2. Pahokee 7-2 (1 first place vote)
3. Union County (Lake Butler) 5-2
4. Chiefland 6-1
5. Chipley 9-0
ARV: Williston, Northview (Bratt), Wildwood, Madison County, Sneads