Joe Pinkos’ 2019 Regional Semifinals Playoff Forecast

Florida High School Football

2019 PLAYOFF FORECAST – Week #2 (Area teams in bold)

Joe Pinkos’ Power Ratings are calculated by a formula based on strength of opposition and margin of victory with greater weight given to recent games. The forecasted margin of victory for each game is determined by subtracting the power rating of the lower-rated team from the power rating of its higher-rated opponent.

Game forecasts are sorted by classification of favorite and listed alphabetically. The underdog’s classification is noted for inter-classification games.

State Championship Forecast

The following match-ups and results are forecast for the 2019 Florida Football Finals:

Class 1A– Madison County over Blountstown
Class 2A– Champagnat Catholic over University Christian (Jacksonville)
Class 3A– Chaminade-Madonna over Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)
Class 4A– Cardinal Gibbons over Cocoa
Class 5A– American Heritage (Plantation) over Jones
Class 6A– Miami Central over Escambia
Class 7A– St. Thomas Aquinas over Armwood
Class 8A– Apopka over Vero Beach

CLASS 8A (Regional Semifinals)

Region 1
Seminole (Sanford) 14 over Timber Creek
Apopka 1 over Bartram Trail (St. Johns)

Region 2
Steinbrenner 7 over Riverview (Sarasota)
Osceola (Kissimmee) 6 over Dr. Phillips

Region 3
Vero Beach 10 over Treasure Coast
Deerfield Beach 17 over Palm Beach Central

Region 4
Miami Palmetto 1 over Western
Columbus 21 over Miami High

CLASS 7A (Regional Semifinals)

Region 1
Edgewater 14 over Lincoln
Niceville 14 over Fleming Island (Orange Park)

Region 2
Armwood 35 over Bloomingdale
Lakeland 7 over Tampa Bay Tech

Region 3
Venice 17 over Palm Beach Lakes
Manatee 24 over Mitchell

Region 4
St. Thomas Aquinas 25 over Plantation
McArthur 3 over Atlantic (Delray Beach)

CLASS 6A (Regional Semifinals)

Region 1
Escambia 11 over Mainland (Daytona Beach)
Robert E. Lee (Jacksonville) 3 over Columbia (Lake City)

Region 2
Gaither 10 over Clearwater
Lake Minneola 7 over Largo

Region 3
Palmetto 1 over Port Charlotte
Lake Gibson 8 over Charlotte

Region 4
Miami Central 1 over Naples
Dillard 21 over Fort Myers

CLASS 5A (Regional Semifinals)

Region 1
Wakulla 11 over Raines (Jacksonville)
Pine Forest 21 over Godby

Region 2
Jones 35 over Nature Coast Tech (Brooksville)
North Marion (Citra) 4 over Vanguard (Ocala)

Region 3
Jesuit 3 over Chamberlain
Lake Wales 1 over Atlantic (Port Orange)

Region 4
American Heritage (Plantation) 32 over North Miami Beach
Northwestern 32 over Killian

CLASS 4A (Regional Semifinals)

Region 1
Bolles (Jacksonville) 48 over South Walton
West Nassau (Callahan) 3 over Bradford (Starke)

Region 2
Cocoa 35 over Astronaut
South Sumter (Bushnell) 1 over The Villages

Region 3
Lakewood 32 over Clewiston
Tampa Catholic 10 over American Heritage (Delray Beach)

Region 4
Booker T. Washington 7 over Gulliver Prep
Cardinal Gibbons 8 over University School

CLASS 3A (Regional Semifinals)

Region 1
Pensacola Catholic 3 over Trinity Catholic (Ocala)
Florida High 21 over Episcopal (Jacksonville)

Region 2
Lakeland Christian 16 over Melbourne Central Catholic
The First Academy 14 over Holy Trinity Episcopal

Region 3
Clearwater Central Catholic 6 over Berkeley Prep
Bishop Verot 7 over Benjamin

Region 4
Edison 16 over Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale)
Chaminade-Madonna 22 over Somerset Silver Palms

CLASS 2A (Regional Semifinals)

Region 1
University Christian (Jacksonville) 17 over North Florida Christian
Maclay 20 over St. Joseph Academy (St. Augustine)

Region 2
Victory Christian 47 over Orangewood Christian
Foundation Academy 18 over Oak Hall (Gainesville)

Region 3
Cambridge Christian 1 over Admiral Farragut
Seffner Christian 27 over Northside Christian

Region 4
Champagnat Catholic 13 over Miami Christian
Moore Haven 9 over Westminster Academy

CLASS 1A (Regional Semifinals)

Region 1
Baker 1 over Graceville
Northview 7 over Vernon

Region 2
Blountstown 28 over Port St. Joe
Taylor County (Perry) 31 over Jefferson County (Monticello)

Region 3
Madison County 63 over Hilliard
Union County (Lake Butler) 2 over Lafayette (Mayo)

Region 4
Newberry 14 over Chiefland
Pahokee 15 over Hawthorne

Sunshine State Athletic Conference (SSAC)
FBS Championship Game
The Master’s Academy 3 over Orlando Christian Prep
FCS Championship Game
Canterbury (Fort Myers) 3 over Santa Fe Catholic

Forecast Record
Last Week 83-15, 84.7%
FHSAA Playoffs 81-15, 84.4%
Season 2,269-520, 81.4%