Sports Overtime Week 12
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Chris Price and Angelo Caruso recap the first week of the high school football playoffs.
There were three area teams with stellar regular seasons, including 10-0 wonders Gainesville High, Trenton, and Union County.
All three kept the momentum going in their first postseason action, none more convincing than the Purple Hurricanes.
Gainesville faced Hernando in a rematch from last year's Class 6A Regional Quarterfinal.
GHS narrowly escaped then with a six-point road victory, but in present-day left no doubt with a 60-3 thumping.
The Purple Hurricanes will face Vanguard in a rematch of District 5-6A rivals next Friday.
The Knights advanced after getting a 31-8 road win over Springstead.
The rest of the area's week one playoff results are below.
CLASS 7A FOOTBALL REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL
Buchholz 10 First Coast 7 (OT)
CLASS 6A FOOTBALL REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL
Hernando 3 Gainesville 60
Vanguard 31 Springstead 8
Bartram Trail 14 Columbia 35
CLASS 5A FOOTBALL REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL
Anclote 0 Eastside 37 (THURSDAY)
North Marion 10 Pasco 34
CLASS 3A FOOTBALL REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Melbourne Central Catholic 12 Trinity Catholic 56
Fort White 17 First Academy 42
CLASS 1A FOOTBALL REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Jefferson County 21 Trenton 31
Hilliard 14 Lafayette 56
Crescent City 0 Union County 21
Newberry 16 Wildwood 10