Friday, October 11th at 7 pm – High School Football – Buchholz (Gainesville) at Gainesville
Final: Gainesville 26, Buchholz 14
Join Mike Ridaught (Play-by-play), Tyler TenBeig (Color) & TBA (Sidelines) for the ‘mythical’ city championship game.
7A BUCHHOLZ (3-2) AT 6A GAINESVILLE (4-1): The city championship is on the line as the Bobcats and Hurricanes meet in this 42nd annual battle. Since 2009, it has been onesided in favor of Gainesville, which has won four straight in the series, the last three convincingly. However before GHS’s latest streak, it was the Bobcats that ruled, winning the six previous from 2003-2008. Tonight’s game could be the closest in years, at least Buchholz fans hope so. The Bobcats, who pulled out a 24-21 triple overtime win over 6A St. Johns Bartram Trail a week ago, are in a brutal district that includes the No. 6 (Fleming Island) and No. 8 (Neptune Beach Fletcher) ranked teams in 7A. Both Buchholz and GHS are led by sophomore QBs. Bobcat Jackson White completed 11 of 13 passes in the second half for 113 of his 146 yards with one TD against Bartram Trail. Junior RB Gerald Donald ran for 76 of his 96 yards also in the second half. The Buchholz defense contained the Bears’ lethal passing attack. GHS, which opened the season ranked No. 5 in 6A, has won four straight since its season-opening loss at Columbia. Oregon commit Tony James has 456 yards rushing on the season with 3 TDs while WR Kenric Young is averaging 22.9 yards per catch. QB Caelen Christian has passed for 436 yards and 6 TDs. Both teams have huge district games the following week, Buchholz at Orange Park Oakleaf and GHS at Ocala Vanguard. GHS has not shown the ability to put teams away this season and don’t expect them to start against the Bobcats, who are hungry for redemption. Buchholz leads the series 24-17. via: Gainesville Preps