Football Game Preview: Lakeland vs. St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas will take on Lakeland in each of the teams’ fifth playoff match at 8:00 PM on Friday. Lakeland will need to watch out since St. Thomas Aquinas have now posted big point totals in their last nine contests.

St. Thomas Aquinas and Venice — ranked 13th and 49th in the MaxPreps national rankings, respectively — squared off last week in a high-profile game. St. Thomas Aquinas enjoyed a cozy 38-18 win over Venice. Senior Daniel Carter, who rushed for 205 yards and 2 touchdowns on 21 carries, was a major factor in St. Thomas Aquinas’s success. One of the most memorable plays of the contest was Carter’s 75-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, Lakeland stacked a 12th blowout onto their ever-increasing hoard. They claimed a resounding 56-21 victory over Edgewater. Winning may never get old, but Lakeland sure are getting used to it with 14 in a row now.

Their wins bumped St. Thomas Aquinas to 13-1 and Lakeland to 14-0. Since neither squad is a stranger to landslide victories this season, you’d better bet it will be hard-fought showdown.

Playoff bracket for these teams

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