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

Follow along with the Lakeland vs. St. Thomas Aquinas matchuphere

This article is automatically generated based on data entered into MaxPreps, so while we are not in person at each game, we are able to cover high schools across the country with a news article. To share comments, correct errors, or give any other feedback on the article please send an email to maxpreps-infosentience-article-feedback@cbsinteractive.com