The Sonic Drive-In Player-of-the-Game for Friday, September 4th was Chaz’ Mackey of the Hawthorne Hornets.
Hawthorne will be off next week. The Hornets will travel to Middleburg on Friday, Sept. 18th.
Williston (0-1) is home next Friday against the North Florida Educational Institute of Jacksonville, while Branford (1-0) travels to Bell to face the Bulldogs in their home opener.
Overtime field goal lifts Trenton past PK Yonge 26-23
After three straight quarters of scoreless football, the Trenton Tigers and PK Yonge Blue Wave put on a clinic in frenetic offense in the fourth quarter which resulted in a 23-23 tie.
Trenton’s placekicker Preston Blankenship was successful on a 21-yard field goal attempt that was the difference in the game, giving the Tigers a 26-23 victory.
Trenton (1-0) goes on the road to face Newberry (0-1) next Friday night, while P.K. Yonge (0-1) is home against Gainesville Eastside, which will be its season opener.
Oak Hall wins tense battle with Clearwater Lakeside Christian 30-24
Gainesville Oak Hall knocked off Clearwater Lakeside Christian 30-24 in opening week high school football action on September 4th.
Clearwater Lakeside Christian rallied in the final quarter, but Oak Hall skirted trouble with just enough offense to thwart all hopes.
The Eagles broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 30-8 lead over the Lions.
Both offenses were muted in an unproductive second quarter, resulting in an 8-6 halftime score.
The Lions started on steady ground by forging an 8-6 lead over the Eagles at the end of the first quarter.
Jacksonville Trinity Christian blanks Buchholz 14-0
Dominating defense was the calling card of Jacksonville Trinity Christian on Friday as it blanked Gainesville Buchholz 14-0.
The scoreboard was in hibernation in the third and final quarters, with neither team scoring.
Jacksonville Trinity Christian fought to a 14-0 intermission margin at Gainesville Buchholz’s expense.
The Conquerors opened with a 7-0 advantage over the Bobcats through the first quarter.
Callahan West Nassau routs Palatka 43-6
Callahan West Nassau controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 43-6 victory over Palatka Friday night.
Neither defense permitted points in the first and third quarters, leaving the score 29-6 at first quarter.
Callahan West Nassau’s offense stormed to a 29-6 lead over Palatka at halftime.
St. Augustine St. Joseph tames St. Francis’ offense 19-0
St. Augustine St. Joseph corralled Gainesville St. Francis’ offense and never let go to fuel a 19-0 victory.
Defense dominated scoreless second and final quarters, helping the Flashes finish off the Wolves.
St. Augustine St. Joseph’s might showed as it carried a 19-0 lead into the fourth quarter.
The first quarter gave St. Augustine St. Joseph a 7-0 lead over Gainesville St. Francis.
Baker County blasts Bradford 33-6
The Baker County Wildcats defended their home turf, defeating the Bradford Tornadoes 33-6 in the opening game of the season for both teams.
The Wildcats’ influence showed as they carried a 13-6 lead into the fourth quarter.
Neither defense permitted points in the second quarter, leaving the score 6-0 at halftime.
Baker County jumped in front of Bradford 6-0 to begin the second quarter.
The Wildcats (1-0) travel to Orange Park next week for their second game of the season, while Bradford (0-1) returns home to play Keystone Heights.
Bronson rallies past Ocala Christian 40-26
The Bronson Eagles flew high in its opening game, defeating Ocala Christian 40-26 in the first week of high school football.
The Eagles rallied from a 20-6 deficit at halftime when they scored 26 unanswered points in the third quarter and cruised to victory.
Bronson (1-0) stays at home next week when they face Halifax Academy from Daytona Beach. Ocala Christian (0-1), will be at home against Legacy Charter from Ocoee.
Suwannee rolls over Santa Fe 41-10
The Suwannee Bulldogs defended their turf in a big way with a 41-10 victory against the Santa Fe Raiders. It was the season opener for both teams.
Live Oak Suwannee’s upper-hand showed as it carried a 41-3 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs’ offense thundered to a 21-3 lead over the Raiders at the intermission.
Live Oak Suwannee opened with a 7-3 advantage over Alachua Santa Fe through the first quarter.
Suwannee (1-0), travels to Hamilton County next Friday for its second game of the season, while Santa Fe (0-1), is at home against Gainesville High.