Playoff matchups announced for BHS, UCHS


Telegraph Staff Writer

The Florida High School Association released its football playoff brackets on Nov. 6, which revealed that Bradford and Union County are the number-one seeds in their respective regions.

Bradford, which plays in Region 2 of Class 2S, will host eighth seed Crescent City (4-6) in a quarterfinal game on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The winner will play the winner between fourth seed North Marion (7-3) and fifth seed Eastside (7-2) in a semifinal game on Friday, Nov. 18.

The other matchups in the Region 2-2S are second seed Baldwin (8-2) versus seventh seed Palatka (7-3).

As the region’s number-one seed, Bradford (9-1) will play at home in the semifinals and host the Region 2 championship game if it keeps winning.

Union County (6-2) earned the number-one seed and a first-round bye in Region 3 of Class 1R. The Tigers will host either fourth seed Madison County (3-6) or fifth seed Fort White (6-4) in a semifinal game on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Madison and Fort White play each other in a Friday, Nov. 11, quarterfinal game.

If the Tigers win, they’ll host either second seed Hilliard (8-2), third seed Lafayette (8-2) or sixth seed Branford (7-3) for the Region 3 championship on Friday, Nov. 25. Lafayette and Branford play each other in a quarterfinal game, with the winner advancing to the semifinals to play Hilliard.


Final RPI rankings

Bradford had been the number-one team in the overall Class 2S RPI rankings every week until the final rankings were released Nov. 6. The Tornadoes are now second behind Florida High (10-0). The rest of the top 10, in descending order, consists of South Sumter (10-0), Suwannee (8-2), West Florida (7-2), Cocoa (6-3), Bishop Verot (7-2), Pensacola Catholic (9-1), Baldwin and Wakulla (7-3).

Crescent City, the Tornadoes’ first-round playoff opponent, is ranked 44th.

Union finished fourth in the 1R rankings behind number-one Hawthorne (8-0), number-two Pahokee (8-2) and number-three Northview (10-0). The rest of the top 10, in descending order, consists of Chiefland (6-2), Chipley (10-0), Williston (10-0), Wildwood (7-2), Sneads (10-0) and Hilliard.

Madison County is ranked 15th, while Fort White is 17th.