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Week 5 of Football sees 10 top-five teams tumble in Friday night frenzy

Week 5 of Football sees 10 top-five teams tumble in Friday night frenzy

Let’s take a fast Survey after Week 5.

A. I feel more confident about who the favorites are in each classification.
B. I feel less confident about who the favorites are in each classification.
C. What the heck happened on Friday night?!?

It’s totally acceptable to choose option C. You definitely wouldn’t be alone.

Just consider the next results from Friday’s games.

Class 4S: Mandarin (No. 2) lost to Creekside 23-22 on a last-minute touchdown pass by Sean Ashenfelder; Seminole (No. 3) fell behind 12-0 in the primary five minutes before pounding Vero Beach 45-20; Apopka (No. 4, 2022 state runner-up) gave up 4 first-half touchdowns in a 27-0 loss to Edgewater

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Class 3M: Armwood (No. 2) was shutout within the second half in a 28-21 loss at Jesuit, which allowed 67 points in a game earlier this season

Class 2M: Edison (No. 7) fell 12-7 at previously winless Lakewood

Class 4S: Treasure Coast (No. 1) fell behind big early and lost at St. Thomas Aquinas 42-6, Vero Beach (No. 2) was outscored 31-6 in the ultimate 20 minutes of the primary half and lost 45-20 to Seminole, Bartram Trail (No. 6) lost 34-31 to a St. Augustine team fidgeting with quarterback Locklan Hewlett

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Class 3S: Mainland (No. 1) saw Lake Minneola erase a 22-point deficit before the Bucs kicked a field goal to win 31-28; Vanguard (No. 4) lost to Buchholz 30-10; Eau Gallie (No. 5) fell to Cocoa 28-7; Choctawhatchee (No. 6) fell behind 35-7 and lost to Niceville 42-21; Pine Forest (No. 9) lost to West Florida 26-23 on a late touchdown catch by Joseph Jones; Port Charlotte (No. 10) led Manatee 18-7 before falling 31-24

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Class 2S: Pensacola Catholic (No. 3) lost to Prince Avenue Christian (Georgia) 56-20

Class 1S: Trinity Catholic (No. 1) lost to Raines 27-26; First Baptist (No. 2) was outscored 14-0 within the second half and lost to True North Classical

Are all of those bad results for the losing teams? Absolutely not. A few of these results feature some outstanding teams on the winning side. A few of these were just great games. Among the losing teams were without key players on Friday night.

At the top of the day, perhaps we shouldn’t make an excessive amount of of a Week 5 result. It’s not even October yet, and we still have greater than half the season to go.

However it’s yet one more week that singles a significant shakeup within the upcoming rankings. As we said after Week 1, perhaps we must always just embrace the chaos.

Across the state

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