REMATCH is the word of choice when it comes to Week Two of the FHSAA football playoffs!
As the FHSAA football playoffs head into the second week, the keyword "REMATCH" looms. Of the 48 scheduled games, 27 are rematches from the regular season, with 25 of those games involving teams from the same district.
Listed below by classification are the 27 games that are rematches from the 2015 regular season.
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Apopka Blue Darters (10-1) @ Winter Garden West Orange Warriors (10-1)
Warriors hammered Blue Darters in 28-3 in Apopka on 10/2/15 and the district 8A-4 foes will have their "REMATCH" in the Class 8A region 1 semifinal on West Orange's home field. Apopka has won five straight games since that loss, outscoring opponents 205-75 in those games and don't forget that Apopka has played in three straight Class 8A championship games, winning titles in 2012 and 2014. Last year the Blue Darters lost to West Orange 45-31 in the regular season, but blanked the Warriors 42-0 in last year's regional semifinal en route to the Class 8A State Championship.
Boca Raton Bobcats (9-2) @ Delray Beach Atlantic Eagles (11-0)
Atlantic looks to remain perfect in "REMATCH" with district 8A-10 opponent Boca Raton. Eagles defeated Bobcats 21-9 in Boca Raton, and the Class 8A region 3 semifinal will be played in on their home turf.
Miami Christopher Columbus Explorers (10-1) @ Coral Gables Cavaliers (10-0)
District 8A-14 heavyweights slug it out in "REMATCH" bout. Coral Gables won round one 20-10 on 10/30/15, but Columbus wants to make it back to the Class 8A Championship Game to avenge last year's 30-23 loss to Apopka.
Miami Southridge Spartans (7-4) @ Homestead South Dade Buccaneers (9-1)
South Dade dominated the Spartans in their Oct. 2 district 8A-16 matchup, claiming a 38-0 victory. Looking forward to the "REMATCH" is Southridge, who has not lost a game since that district battle, reeling off five straight victories while giving up only 43 total points during that span.
Lake City Columbia Tigers (10-1) @ Tallahassee Lincoln Trojans (5-6)
Columbia went on the road and defeated Lincoln 23-14 on Sept. 3. The stakes are much higher in the "REMATCH" with the winner advancing to the Class 7A region 1 championship game. Can the Tigers go into Tallahassee a second time and come away a win versus a much improved Trojan squad?
St. Johns Bartram Trail Bears (8-3) @ Gainesville Buchholz Bobcats (10-1)
This "REMATCH" game features 7A-3 rivals Buchholz and Bartram Trail. Buchholz defeated the Bears in a close game 35-28 on Oct. 16.
Stuart Martin County Tigers (8-3) @ Viera Hawks (7-4)
Martin County looks to avenge their 17-14 home loss to Viera in their 7A-6 regular season matchup. They will have to win the playoff"REMATCH" on the road however.
Tampa Bay Tech Titans (7-4) @ Plant City Raiders (10-1)
After opening the season with a 49-7 blowout loss at powerhouse Seffner Armwood, Plant City has won 10 consecutive wins including a 19-3 home victory over Tampa Bay Tech on Oct.2. The Raiders also have home field advantage in a "REMATCH" between district 7A-9 foes.
Venice Indians (10-1) @ Bradenton Braden River Pirates (11-0)
Pirates will once again host Venice in a playoff battle between 7A-11 teams. Braden River won the first game 30-20 on Oct. 16, the "REMATCH" should be a good one.
Miami Mater Academy Lions (10-1) @ Miami Sunset Knights (10-1)
First year Mater Academy Head Coach Rocco Casullo won two state championships as the head man at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, including the 2014 Class 7A championship. During last year's championship run, Casullo defeated his current school, Mater Academy 57-0 in the opening round of the playoffs. This week, he has a "REMATCH" game versus a Miami Sunset squad that is enjoying their finest season in school history. The Knights, winners of 10 games in a row, defeated the Lions 24-16 on Oct. 30 in a game that decided the district 7A-16 champion.
Cantonment Tate Aggies (8-2) @ Pensacola Pine Forest Eagles (8-3)
Pine Forest defeated Tate 47-28 on the road in a district 6A-1 matchup on Oct.30. This time around, the Eagles host the Aggies in the "REMATCH".
Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee Indians (7-4) @ Niceville Eagles (9-2)
Niceville escaped defeat with a close 31-28 home victory over Choctawhatchee on Oct.16. The Eagles will be the host team in a "REMATCH" between district 6A-3 teams.
Gainesville Purple Hurricanes (7-4) @ Ocala Vanguard Knights (9-2)
Vanguard cruised past GHS 43-17 for a win in district 6A-5 on Oct. 15. The Knights host the Purple Hurricanes in the "REMATCH".
Brandon Eagles (9-2) @ Seffner Armwood Hawks (11-0)
Armwood has played in the Class 6A state championship game three of the last four years. They host Brandon once again in a "REMATCH" of 6A-7 teams. The Hawks won game one 35-19.
Port Charlotte Pirates (7-4) @ Punta Gorda Charlotte Tarpons (11-0)
The Tarpons blasted Port Charlotte at home 58-8 three weeks ago. Charlotte once again get the Pirates at home in this "REMATCH" of 6A-10 schools.
Miami Central Rockets (8-2) @ Miami Carol City Chiefs (9-2)
Central, winners of the last three Class 6A state championships, has been looking forward to this "REMATCH". Carol City defetaed the Rockets 8-7 on Oct. 3 which ultimately decided the 6A-16 district champion and ended Central's run of six straight district championships.
Tallahassee Rickards Raiders (8-2) @ Crawfordville Wakulla War Eagles (10-1)
Wakulla defeated Rickards 20-13 on Oct. 16 at home and the War Eagles host the "REMATCH" of these 5A-2 squads.
Jacksonville Ribault Trojans (7-4) @ Live Oak Suwannee Bulldogs (8-2)
Ribault left Suwannee losers of a 29-18 district 5A-3 contest on Oct. 16. The Trojans are hoping for a different outcome in the "REMATCH".
Tampa Jefferson Dragons (5-6) @ Tampa Jesuit Tigers (11-0)
Jesuit hosts Jefferson in a "REMATCH" between 5A-10 foes. The Tigers won a 21-14 nail biter on the road in week 4.
Immokalee Indians (6-5) @ Fort Myers Dunbar Tigers (8-2)
Immokalee lost a tough bout at home to Dunbar 21-13 in week 9. If they Indians want revenge, they have to travel to go on the road to get it in a "REMATCH" with their 5A-12 counterparts.
Hallandale Chargers (9-2) @ Plantation American Heritage Patriots (9-1)
American Heritage won the first game versus Hallandale 38-15 at home in week 10. They also have the "REMATCH" game at home in a clash between 5A-16 heavyweights.
Jacksonville Bolles Bulldogs (9-2) @ Jacksonville Raines Vikings (10-1)
Bolles lost an epic battle on the road to Raines 35-30 in week 10. The Bulldogs will also have to play on the road in this epic "REMATCH" between two 4A-2 schools. Can the Vikings end Bolles' run of 4 straight appearances in the Class 4A state championship game?
Fort Pierce John Carroll Catholic Golden Rams (8-3) @ Clearwater Central Catholic Marauders (11-0)
Central Catholic went on the road and defeated John Carroll 38-14 in week 9. Marauders get Golden Rams at home in playoff "REMATCH".
Delray Beach American Heritage Stallions (8-2) @ West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy Thunderwolves (9-2)
American Heritage lost a 24-7 home game to Oxbridge Academy in week 6. This time, the "REMATCH" between 3A-7 foes will be at Oxbridge Academy.
Lakeland Victory Christian Storm (6-5) @ Winter Garden Foundation Academy (7-4)
Defending Class 2A state champion Victory Christian dropped a district 2A-4 game 34-28 to Foundation Academy on the road in week 8. The Storm has to travel to Winter Garden once again in the "REMATCH".
Blountstown Tigers (9-2) @ Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks (9-1)
Port St. Joe edged Blountstown 13-9 in a week 9 home game. The two Class 1A-3 schools will play in Port St. Joe for the second time this season in the "REMATCH".
Cross City Dixie County Bears (8-2) @ Trenton Tigers (11-0)
Trenton has mercy ruled all 10 regular season foes including a 54-10 win at Dixie County in week 5. The "REMATCH" between these 1A-7 schools will be played in Trenton.