Final scores: High school football updates in Sarasota and Manatee County Week 11
It all comes down to one game on the final week of the regular season for the Class 3A Suburban-District 13 title.
The two area teams known as the Pirates - Port Charlotte High and Braden River High - will battle for the district title 7 p.m. Friday in Bradenton.
The game originally was scheduled for Pirates Cove in Port Charlotte, but moved to Braden River because of a lights issue.
According to the latest FHSAA power rankings, nine teams are in next week's regional playoffs entering Friday night's play, but plenty, including seedings, could change before the final rankings are scheduled to be released 11 a.m. Sunday.
Port Charlotte is one spot ahead of Braden River in Class 3 Suburban-Region 4.
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Five of the teams reside in Class 4A Suburban-Region 4: Venice High, Sarasota High, Palmetto High, Manatee High and Lakewood Ranch High. All except the Sailors and Tigers are in action Friday night.
Booker High, which visits Lakewood Ranch High on Friday, holds the eighth and final spot in 2S-Region 3.
Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, which Friday night plays host to winless Bayshore High, has the fourth and final spot in 1A-Region 3.
Also in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs, it is an all-area matchup between Saint Stephen's and unbeaten Out-of-Door Academy in the 5A semifinal round with the winner moving on to the final.
Dennis Maffezzoli is the deputy sports editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and chief reporter for Sarasota Herald-Tribune and HTpreps covering Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Support local journalism by subscribing.
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