10 News Top Ten - Week 8

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1. Manatee (1) 7-0, 2-0, beat St. Petersburg 51-13 winning the Class 8A-7 title... the Canes 5th consecutive district championship.  Next week host Fort Lauderdale University, which is currently ranked 12th in the nation by Rivals and 20th by USA Today.  Manatee is ranked 15th by Rivals and 24th by USA Today.  

2. East Lake (2) 7-0, 3-0, beat Countryside 47-3, the Eagles first win against the Cougars since 2007- next week host unbeaten 10th ranked Pinellas Park for the Class 7A-9 district title.  Eagles are headed for their first ever 10-0 season.

3.Armwood (3) 7-0, 6-0, beat Lennard 49-6 - next week host King.   With a win, the Hawks officially clinch 6A-8 title.   Thought they did that last month when they beat Jefferson.

4.Largo (4) 6-1, 2-0 beat Venice 22-21 - next week another tough road test at Lake Gibson in a non-district game.  The Packers only have to beat Dixie Hollins (2-5) at home to win their ninth consecutive district title. 

5.Plant (6) 5-1-1, 3-0 beat Newsome 30-14 - next week at Wharton.  The Panthers can clinch another district championship with a win over the Wildcats.     

6. Sickles (5) 6-1, 3-0, easily beat Gaither 48-6 in a big 7A-7 game - next week at Wiregrass Ranch.  Big win for Sickles after suffering their first defeat of the season at Plant.   Against Gaither, Ray Ray McCloud, the bay area's leading rusher, hurt his right knee late in the first half and didn't play the rest of the game.  It's expected McCloud will sit out against Wiregrass to be ready the next week's home game against Tampa Bay Tech.                                     

7. Lakeland (7) 8-0, 3-0, beat Bartow 43-21 - next week host Region Community.   The Dreadnaughts are heading to a week 10 showdown against their big rival Kathleen for the Class 7A-5 crown.

8. Clearwater Central Catholic (8) 6-1, 3-0, beat Calvary Christian 47-33 - next week host Admiral Farragut Academy.  The Marauders clinch Class 3A-5 with a win.   

9. Jefferson (10) 6-1, 5-1, beat King 40-16, behind quarterback Deiondre Porter's second consecutive 6 TD game - next week host Chamberlain.   Is there a more dangerous threat at QB than Porter?   No!  

10. Pinellas Park (10) 7-0, 3-0, beat Clearwater 55-6, behind their bruising running attack with rushed for 326 yards on only 13 carries.  Next week at East Lake with the winner taking the Class 7A-9 championship.  Patriots are 7-0 for the first time since 1983.  

In the chase -South Sumter 8-0, Tampa Catholic 6-1, Land O'Lakes 6-1, Tampa Bay Tech 6-1, Lake Gibson 4-2, Lakewood 5-2, Sunlake 7-1

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