DeMarius Thompson

Suwannee running back DeMarius Thompson breaks free from a Fort White defender Friday night.

Suwannee at Santa Fe

7:30 p.m.

Series: Suwannee leads 23-10-1

Last meeting: Suwannee won 51-37 on the road in 2016

Notes: Fast starts were key for the Bulldogs and the Raiders in winning their season openers. Suwannee, utilizing a wealth of playmakers, led 21-0 just two plays into the second quarter at Fort White. The Raiders got a touchdown from Darrius Powell on the game's second play and led Newberry 20-7 at halftime. Powell scored twice and rushed for 106 yards on 17 carries.


Branford - Kyson Johnson

Branford's Kyson Johnson heads upfield against St. Francis Catholic last week.

Branford at Maclay

7 p.m.

Series: Tied 2-2

Last meeting: Branford lost 45-12 at home in 2012

Notes: While Branford rolled past St. Francis Catholic in its opener, the Marauders lost in overtime to Freeport. Brecht Heuchan threw four TDs in the first half for Maclay, which dug itself out of a 15-0 hole and led 28-22 at halftime. The Bucs received big nights from quarterback Seth Heiderman (three touchdowns) and receiver Colton Leibold (two touchdowns). Branford also forced four St. Francis turnovers.


Hamilton County - OL

Hamilton County will look for its first win tonight against Fort White.

Fort White at Hamilton County

7:30 p.m.

Series: Fort White leads 10-4

Last meeting: Hamilton County fell 34-12 on the road in the 2016 playoffs

Notes: Both the Indians and Trojans struggled to find offensive consistency in their season openers. Fort White totaled just 106 yards against Suwannee in the opener. The Indians' lone score came on a 2-yard Kameron Calhoun run. HCHS scored on a fumble return from Nigel Cherry and a run from Tyler Whetstone at Lafayette.


Mayo - Gillyard

Lafayette's Montae Gillyard scored three touchdowns in last week's season opener against Hamilton County.

Brookwood at Lafayette

7:30 p.m.

Series: Lafayette leads 2-0

Last meeting: Lafayette won 53-33 a year ago in Thomasville, Ga.

Notes: The Hornets rolled past visiting Hamilton County in its season opener, while the Warriors needed an early fourth-quarter score to win. Brookwood won 14-7 behind rushing touchdowns from Landon Hall and Marcus West. The Warriors' defense, though, was the star, allowing just 48 yards and three first downs. Lafayette was led by Jaxson Beach (180 yards and 2 TDs passing and 100 yards rushing) and Montae Gillyard (126 yards and 3 TDs on just five carries).

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