BY ANDREAS BUTLER
Flagler Palm Coast (6-0, 1-0), Spruce Creek (5-0, 2-0): A battle of local undefeated teams that are in the same district. Travis Roland has turned FPC around in his first year like Andy Price did with Creek last year. This game could also determine the district 8A-2 title and automatic playoff spot. Also the game will weigh heavily on the new point system for determining at-large bids for the playoffs.
Matanzas (4-1, 2-0) at Mainland (2-3, 0-0): The Buccaneers have played some tough teams. Both teams are strong defensively. Mainland has owned the district for years and is expected to be a tough opponent for the Pirates.
Deltona (1-4, 0-1) at Pine Ridge (2-3, 0-1): Both teams desperately need a win to stay in the district 13-6A race. It’s also the battle of Deltona, which the Wolves (Deltona) have owned.
Seabreeze (3-3, 1-1) at New Smyrna (2-2, 1-1): Both teams are much improved from last season and in need of a win to stay in the district 13-6A race.
University (2-2, 2-1) at Winter Springs (0-5, 0-3): The Titans looking to stay in the district 8-2A race. This is another critical game to their postseason hopes.
Prep Sports Seven Football Rankings
1. Spruce Creek (5-0), 2. Flagler Palm Coast (6-0), 3. Mainland (2-3), 4. University (2-2), 5. Taylor (5-1), 6. Matanzas (4-1) tie 7. Seabreeze (3-3) and New Smyrna (2-2).