The regular season for high school football in the state of Florida heads into Week 8 of the 2019 campaign and most of Pasco County’s prep football teams will be in action once again. 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 8.

Zephyrhills at Anclote: The Bulldogs have begun to find their mid-season footing and another week, another win. Pick — Zephyrhills.

River Ridge at Wesley Chapel: River Ridge is another team in Class 5A that’s been on a roll and the Royal Knights will look to take control of its district. Pick — River Ridge.

Mitchell at Leto: Should be another big day through the air and on the ground for the duo of Ezra Brennan and Tyler Williams. Pick — Mitchell.

Lake Minneola at Pasco: Though Pasco’s record may not speak to how well they’ve played this season, the Pirates have improved under Jason Stokes. Pick — Lake Minneola.

Freedom at Fivay: Fivay has been playing good football this season, while Freedom has struggled against every opponent. We like Fivay in this matchup. Pick — Fivay.

• Wiregrass Ranch at East Bay: The Bulls have been playing well behind sophomore quarterback Rocco Becht and should pickup a district win over the Indians. Pick - Wiregrass Ranch. 

 • Sunlake at Pinellas Park: District play has been tough for Sunlake and it doesn’t get any easier against Pinellas Park. Pick — Pinellas Park.

Wiregrass Ranch at East Bay: The Bulls have been playing well behind sophomore quarterback Rocco Becht and should pick up a district win over the Indians. Pick — Wiregrass Ranch.

Land O’ Lakes at Gaither: The Gators picked up their first win recently versus Freedom, but Gaither poses a totally different kind of animal. Pick — Gaither.

Dunedin at Cypress Creek: The Coyotes had a tough away game last week in Polk County and now welcome a growing confident Dunedin group. Pick — Dunedin.

Saint Stephen’s at Bishop McLaughlin: The Hurricanes have had no problems putting up yardage. Points however has been a different story. Pick — Saint Stephen’s.

Avon Park at Zephyrhills Christian: The Warriors upended Hudson and should be able to defeat a winless Avon Park team. Pick — Zephyrhills Christian.

 

—Andy Villamarzo