OSCEOLA ( Kissimmee, Fla.) at LAKELAND ( Fla.), Nov. 2
The top-ranked teams in Florida's Class 5A, No. 1 Lakeland (8--0) and No. 2 Osceola (8--0), meet on Friday to settle the District 8 title. Lakeland's Dreadnaughts are coming off their state-record 53rd consecutive win, a 22--19 double-OT thriller against Ridge (Davenport, Fla.). A committee of six Lakeland running backs, led by Jason Guzman, have rushed for a combined 2,011 yards and 22 TDs, while Osceola will rely on Bubba Brown (above), who has 1,385 rushing yards and 25 TDs.