Suwannee, celebrating a big play in the spring game, is looking to start the season strong in the Kickoff Classic against Yulee.

Yulee at Suwannee, 7:30 p.m.

Notes: District opponents the past four years, the Bulldogs and Hornets instead will meet in a Kickoff Classic that won’t count on their records. Suwannee has won three of the four meetings between the two including a 46-14 road rout last year. Among the key areas the Bulldogs will be looking at in the Classic are for young players to emerge at running back and wide receiver.

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Hamilton County coach Richard Vester will lead the Trojans into the Kickoff Classic against Interlachen tonight. It's Vester's first season at HCHS.

Interlachen at Hamilton County, 7 p.m.

Notes: Richard Vester’s debut as the Trojans’ head coach will come against a Rams program that hasn’t faced HCHS since 1994. All-time, Interlachen leads the series 8-7 with Hamilton’s last win coming in 1982 as the Rams won the final eight games. The Trojans are also looking to rebound from back-to-back 1-win seasons and are relying on a fun-first system with limited numbers to do so.


Mark Crum is among the players the Hornets are looking to emerge as offensive playmakers.

Williston at Lafayette, 7:30 p.m.

Notes: The Hornets will be breaking in new head coach Mark Beach, who has been the offensive coordinator the past three years. The Red Devils also have a new coach in former Dixie County defensive coordinator Ric Whittington. Lafayette and Williston last played in 1982, with the Devils leading the series 4-2. Lafayette’s two wins came in 1966 and 1967. The Hornets are looking for playmakers to emerge at running back and wide receiver as well as some improvement defensively from their 8-4 campaign a year ago.

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