MANATEE COUNTY -- The big showdown between Manatee and Palmetto is tonight, as both top-ranked, undefeated teams battle for local supremacy (full preview). Lakewood Ranch hosts a tough Largo squad in what should be a well-matched game. The struggling Bayshore Bruins take on a 4-3 DeSoto team that is better than its record, while Southeast shouldn't have much trouble getting revenge against Hardee, who kept them out of the playoffs last season.
High School Football
Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Palmetto @ Manatee
Largo @ Lakewood Ranch
DeSoto @ Bayshore
Hardee @ Southeast
Bradenton Christian @ Calvary
St. Stephens @ Community School of Naples
Manatee's fearsome front four (from left): Demarcus Christmas, Derrick Calloway, Marquis Dawsey and Blake Keller
Photo by Dennis Maley
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