River Ridge could return from its trip to Crystal River with a win.

The regular season for high school football in the state of Florida starts this week and all Pasco County prep football teams will be in action. Every week, we look to bring you rankings, previews and our picks to win on Friday nights. We take a closer look at the games going on this Friday and who will come home with a victory in Week 1.

Anclote at Mitchell: Anclote had a rough go against Berkeley Prep and might have a tough time versus Mitchell. Pick – Mitchell.

River Ridge at Crystal River: Short trip north for the Royal Knights could pay dividends. Pick - River Ridge.

Zephyrhills at Wiregrass Ranch: Best matchup in Pasco County. Pick – Zephyrhills.

Pasco at Land O’ Lakes: Jason Stokes steps out onto the field for first game as Pasco head coach. Pick - Land O’ Lakes.

Sunlake at Springstead: Seahawks begin life without Bill Browning in Spring Hill. Pick – Springstead.

Cypress Creek at Wesley Chapel: The Battle for Wesley Chapel is Friday night. Pick - Wesley Chapel.

Osceola at Gulf: The Buccaneers start new era under coach Daniel McLeod. Pick – Osceola.

Tenoroc at Hudson: Hudson has its work cut out for them when it faces Tenoroc. Pick – Tenoroc.

Fivay at Lecanto: The Falcons go on the road to start off the season versus the Panthers. Pick – Lecanto.

Bishop McLaughlin at Jacksonville Christ’s Church Academy: First game for Hurricanes under new head coach Joe Vaughn. Pick - Bishop McLaughlin.

Zephyrhills Christian Academy at Lake Placid: ZCA is looking to pick up from where it left off last season. Pick - Zephyrhills Christian Academy.

-- Andy Villamarzo