The lights are shining on Friday nights once again in Southwest Florida
This week kicks off preseason classic and jamboree games for high school programs all around Southwest Florida, and that means a chance to work out the kinks and get ready during live game action for when the games count for real starting next week.
#239Preps Spotlight Game of the Week
Palmetto Ridge vs. Ida Baker, 7:30 p.m.
Chris Toukonen took over the helm at Palmetto Ridge in 2015, and immediately led the Bears to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. After an injury-plagued 2016, a new-look Bears roster has added a pair of high-powered transfers in quarterback Jacquez Carter and running back Demarcus Townsend and look poised to make another postseason run. They’ll take on an Ida Baker team that’s facing a pretty major overhaul, after losing its only coach in program history, Brian Conn, to South Fort Myers in the offseason. New coach, former defensive coordinator at Ponte Vedra Beach Nease Todd Nichols, takes over a team which lost its top receiver Luke Endsley to graduation and quarterback Toby Noland transferred to North Fort Myers.
(all games at 7 p.m. unless noted)
Gulf Coast vs. Immokalee
Estero vs. First Baptist
LaBelle vs. Golden Gate
Barron Collier vs. Lely
North Fort Myers vs. Naples, 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Verot vs. Lemon Bay
Braden River vs. Lehigh
Riverdale vs. Cypress Lake
East Lee vs. Dunbar, 7:30 p.m.
North Port vs. Island Coast, 7:30 p.m.
Cape Coral vs. Fort Myers, 7:30 p.m.
Southwest Florida Christian vs. Seffner Christian
Lake Placid vs. Oasis
South Fort Myers vs. Largo, 7:30 p.m.
St. John Neumann vs. Sarasota Out-of-Door
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