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Two big HS Football games tonight – Watch them both LIVE



We have a rare broadcast DH on “The Prep Zone” tonight as Sandalwood (Jacksonville) hosts defending 4A state champion Raines at 5:30 p.m., followed by North Marion at Eastside in a key Class 5A-District 6 showdown from Gainesville at 7 p.m.

The Eastside game will be broadcast on local radio (92.1 FM Gainesville & 100.1 FM Ocala), and will be video streamed for free through Facebook Live.  Click here to watch the Colts & the Rams, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH the Sandalwood-Raines game, which will be video streamed through the NFHS Network. There is a subscription fee to watch the game LIVE.  However, all NFHS Network broadcasts are free after 72 hours. There is no charge to sign up for a free account.

Friday night’s Gainesville at Buchholz game will also be video streamed through the NFHS Network beginning at 7 p.m. For an upcoming schedule, or to watch a LIVE or ARCHIVED broadcast, please visit our affiliates page.

Here is a preview of the Raines at Sandalwood game courtesy of Corey Davis of DuvalSports.com, who will be calling tonight’s game along with Andre Ellis. Click here for a preview of North Marion at Eastside.

Raines Vikings (4-1) at Sandalwood Saints (4-1)
Outlook: Matchup of two of the top teams in the First Coast area. The defending Class 4A champs have rebounded well from stunning 16-15 loss to Lee back in Week 1 with four consecutive wins over First Coast (34-8), Ed White (48-6),Fletcher (47-14) and Mandarin (27-24). A week off has given the Vikings plenty of time to prepare for the Saints potent attack, a key matchup will be the Vikings secondary against the Saints wide receivers. Tailback Brandon Marshall, wide receiver Matt Drayton and quarterback Barron Coates all must have solid games for the Vikings offense and put lots of points on the scoreboard to keep the Saints offense off the field and linebacker Aric Horne (Iowa State commit) needs to play to his potential in such a big game against an athletic Saints offense. The Saints were cruising along winning their first four games easily over Ribault (21-8), Fleming Island (35-13), Leon (49-16) and Spruce Creek (34-14), before stumbling in double overtime to Palm Coast 28-27. Sandalwood is loaded and will feature wide receivers Taylin Nalls, Kaloeb Parker, Matt Rivera and Jered Geis as well as quarterback Jeff Sims (LSU commit) and tailbacks Kyjuan Herndon and Jeremiah Huntley. The defense is led by Triston Herndon, who has 8 sacks this year as well as playmakers Antonio Clary (Virginia commit), linebacker Brandon Jennings and Calvin Sinclair.

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