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15 Southwest Florida high school football teams set for playoff games

Posted: 11:31 AM, Nov 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-04 11:31:09-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The high school football playoffs start this week, and 15 Southwest Florida teams have a shot at a state championship.

Class 7A:
For the first time since 2004, Lehigh Acres will host a playoff game. The lightning will take on the Venice Indians this Friday at home.

Class 6A:
There are a lot of teams in our area fighting for a 6A state title. The biggest name is Naples, who went undefeated and got the top seed in their region. They'll host South Fort Myers.

But the biggest match-up is likely North Fort Myers at Fort Myers. It'll be the second time in three years these heated rivals will play in the playoffs.

Other teams playing Friday include Dunbar playing a game at Miami Central, and Lely play at Dillard in Fort Lauderdale.
Charlotte County is also represented by Charlotte High, who head to Fort Pierce to play Westwood; and Port Charlotte, who visit Hillsborough High in Tampa.

Class 5A:
And how about Cypress Lake? Friday, they'll have their first playoff game since 1995! They'll host North Miami Beach.

Class 4A:
Lemon Bay travels to Tampa Catholic for a Class 4A matchup.

Class 3A:
Bishop Verot actually gets a bye week after going 8-2, and will play the winner of this week’s Cardinal Newman/Benjamin game.

Class 2A:
St. John Neumann Catholic in Naples hosts Miami Christian, and Moore Haven goes to Naples to play First Baptist.