Prep Playoffs: Football's postseason kicks off

By Katherine Smith, Spectrum Sports
Last Updated: Thursday, November 09, 2017, 11:26 AM EST

The high school football regular season is in the books and the postseason is set to kickoff. The FHSAA's new playoff format in its first year had coaches doing math, crunching the numbers to figure if they were in or out.

There's a new look to the playoffs this year, most notably seedings. It's win or go home time with teams vying for spots in the championship games at Orlando's Camping World Stadium next month.

Class 8A Matchups (all games are Friday at 7:30 p.m.)

No. 8 Manatee at No. 1 Kissimmee Osceola

Class 7A

Region 2

No. 8 Winter Haven at No. 1 Lakeland

No. 5 Wiregrass Ranch at No. 4 Lake Nona

No. 6 East River at No. 3 Plant 

Region 3

No. 8 St. Petersburg at No. 1 Venice

No. 5 Braden River at No. 4 South Ft. Myers

No. 6 Palmetto at No. 3 Pinellas Park

No. 7 Bloomingdale at No. 2 Tampa Bay Tech

Class 6A

Region 2

No. 8 Sebring at No. 1 Armwood

No. 5 Hillsborough at No. 4 Lake Gibson

No. 7 Chamberlain at No. 2 Mitchell

Region 3

No. 8 Clearwater at No. 1 North Ft. Myers

No. 6 Barron Collier at No. 3 Largo 

Class 5A

Region 2

No. 8 Nature Coast at No. 1 Baker County

No. 6 Clay at No. 3 Hernando 

No. 7 River Ridge at No. 2 Zephyrhills

Region 3

No. 6 Jesuit at No. 3 Jefferson

No. 7 Tarpon Springs at No. 2 Lakewood

Class 3A

No. 1 Clearwater Central Catholic vs. No. 4 Tampa Catholic

No. 2 Lakeland Christian vs. No. 3 Calvary Christian

Class 2A

Region 2

No. 4 Zephyrhills Christian at No. 1 Victory Christian

Region 3

No. 1 Cambridge Christian vs. No. 4 Southwest Florida Christian

No. 3 Admiral Farragut at No. 2 Indian Rocks Christian