Jacksonville, Florida. – High school football season is back and so is our weekly predictions.
Justin Barney, sports editor at News4Jax, reveals his weekly high school football picks every Thursday. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
last week: 21-8. season: 168-59 (. 740).
Friday, October 30
Baldwin (6-0) in Yuli (2-5): The biggest hurdle left for the Indians for a regular season unbeaten. N4J Choice: Baldwin 30, Jul 20.
Bishop Kenny (1-5) in Baker County (6-1): Wild cats roll. N4J Choice: Baker County 38, Bishop Kenny 18.
Crescent City (0-6) in the Christian University (2-4): UC is back on track here. N4J Choice: UC 38, Crescent City 6.
An eagle (5-2) in Providence (4-2): An excellent little school collision here. The Sunshine State Athletic Conference Extension tests both forward. N4J Choice: Providence 34, Eagle Show 30.
Fernandina Beach (5-3) in NFEI (1-5): The pirates scored six victories for the first time in what seemed like an eternity. N4J Choice: Fernandina Beach 33, NFEI 13.
Fleming Island (5-2) on the Atlantic coast (2-4), 6pm: The Golden Eagles are back on the right track after recent struggles. N4J Choice: Fleming Island 30, Atlantic Coast 20.
Gainesville (1-2) in Lee (4-1), 6pm: Generals recover after a defensive war against Trinity Christian. N4J Choice: Lee 23, Gainesville 21.
Gainesville Buchholz (4-1) at Creekside (4-2): Preview the playoff between these teams. Bobcats are tough to break out. N4J Choice: Creekside 28, Buchholz 27.
Hilliard (6-0) at Halifax Academy (3-3): The red flashes think of the regular season without defeat. As long as Tywuan Lee is in the squad, they’ll get there. N4J Choice: Hilliard 28, Halifax Academy 14.
Keystone Heights (5-1) in Interlation (4-3), 7:30 pm: Indians keep going. N4J Choice: Keystone Heights 27, Interlaken 13.
Madison County (7-1) in Flagler Palm Coast (2-3): The Cowboys are one of the best teams in the state every year. N4J Choice: Madison County 23, FPC 13.
Matanzas (3-3) in Englewood (2-4), 6pm: Rushd Clark of Rams may be one of the region’s most exciting players to watch. N4J Choice: Matanzas 27, Englewood 13.
Nez (1-5) in Oakleaf (4-3): The Musketeers are recovering after a bitter loss to the Partram Trail last week. N4J Choice: Oakleaf 38, Nez 14.
North Miami Beach (1-0) in Colombia (0-5), 7:30 pm: The tigers stopped slipping here. N4J Choice: Columbia 35, North Miami Beach 21.
Orange Park (3-4) in Menendez (2-4): The raiders are escalating. They won fourth in a row here. N4J Choice: Orange Park 28, Menendez 20.
Palatka (0-8) in Middleburg (0-7): Well, someone has to win. N4J Choice: Middleburg 33, Palatka 20.
Parker (2-4) in West Side (3-3), 6:00 pm: This decided the provincial championship last season. N4J Choice: Westside 27, Parker 21.
Paxon (3-3) in Episcopal (3-2): The host eagles will outperform the golden eagles. N4J Choice: 35 Episcopal, Paxon 14.
Ponte Fedra (5-2) in Saint Augustine (4-2): The Sharks have won the last two matches in the series but have struggled for the past three weeks. N4J Choice: Saint Augustine 27, Ponte Fedra 17.
Reigns (3-3) at Trinity Christian (5-1), 7:30 pm: Will anyone score in this game? That might be a better question. N4J Choice: Trinity 13, Raines 6.
Ridgeview (6-1) in Clay (6-0): Who would have thought this game would feature two of the best (standard) teams in Clay County? Can Panthers slow down Al’querious Ray? N4J Choice: Clay 35, Ridgeview 20.
Saint Joseph (1-5) in Christ Church (5-0): The Eagles remain unbeaten and prepare for the Sunshine State Athletic Conference qualifying phase. N4J Choice: Christ Church 28, Saint Joseph 14.
Sandalwood (5-1) in Bartram Trail (6-1): Good match but I think bears have a lot of weapons to explain. N4J Choice: Partram Trail 37, Sandalwood 20.
West Nassau (2-6) in Jackson (4-2), 6 pm: The warriors were inconsistent, and the tigers turned things around. N4J Choice: Jackson 28, West Nassau 26.
White (4-3) in Mandarin (2-4), 6 pm: Nice match here. Previously undefeated Mustangs Sandalwood cars shut down last week, and captains made Jaison Patterson run hard. N4J Choice: Mandarin 21, white 19.
Zarifat Academy (1-6) in Stanton (0-5), 6:00 pm: The Blue Devils get a win at Homecoming. N4J Choice: Stanton 21, conjunctions 20.
OTHERS (Home Team at CAPS; Local Teams at In bold)
Bradford (4-4) over South Sumter (1-3), 7:30 pm; Bronson (5-3) more Bishop Snyder (2-5); Cedar Creek Christian (2-5) over OCALA CHRISTIAN (1-6); Newberry (7-1) more Fort White (0-5), 7:30 PM; Union County (4-3) over Sheffland (1-5), 7:30 pm
Monday, November 2
Fletcher (4-1) on the First Coast (3-2), 6:00 pm: Senators have paused what it felt like for a year due to the COVID-19 problems. N4J Choice: Fletcher 27, First Coast 21.
turning off: Police, Ribault, Trays, and Wolfson.
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