Records are always thrown out the door when cross-town rivals meet and that will be the case when Gainesville High and Eastside (Gainesville) clash in Friday night’s Game of the Week.
Gainesville (7-2) captured the Class 6A District 4 championship last Friday in a huge road win at St. Augustine. The Hurricanes kicked a game-winning field goal with 20 seconds remaining in the 17-14 victory, which was Gainesville’s third straight win.
Eastside (2-7) enters the game as winners of back-to-back games following an 0-7 start. The Rams beat Santa Fe (Alachua) on the road last Friday, 39-35, after posting a 27-8 home win over Palatka on Oct. 22.
Click here to listen to Will Levenson and Nick Anschultz call the Stephenson’s Septic Tank Services Game of the Week featuring Gainesville at Eastside at Citizens Field. Pre-game begins at 6:45 p.m., with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
Eastside will also broadcast a live video stream on its Facebook page.
Over at 106.9 I Am Country, Mike Ridaught and Cam Parker will call the game between South Sumter (Bushnell) at Newberry. The pre-game show starts at 7 p.m., followed by kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Newberry (5-4) is fourth in Class 1A Region 4—where the top six teams make the state playoffs—but is coming off a 45-13 road loss to Union County last Friday. The Panthers won back-to-back contests leading up to last week with a 35-3 win over Dixie County and a 28-14 victory against Eastside (Gainesville).
South Sumter (5-4) has lost its last two contests. The Raiders fell on the road to Lakeland Christian last Friday, 42-32, and at home to The Villages Charter, 33-7, on Oct. 15.
Throughout the night, check out our automated scoreboard for regular updates and briefs from around North Florida. Enjoy the games!