Another big week of coverage by The Ledger sports staff — game stories, photo galleries, updated team-by-team results and schedules. Enjoy!

It's hard to say anyone is going to sneak up on the Lakeland High football team, but you sure know Kathleen would love to spoil this undefeated party the Dreadnaughts have been enjoying.

Circle the date: Oct. 26. Place: Johnny Johnson Stadium. At Stake: Class 7A, District 7 championship.

Polk County's spotlight rivalry has major consequences in two weeks and that's a very good thing for football in the Swan City.

Lakeland, ranked third in the state Class 7A poll, has just been brilliant this season, moving to 8-0 following a 48-3 stroll past Winter Haven on Friday night.

Kathleen, which has won four of its last five, powered past Bartow, 54-8, and stands at 4-3.

Tick, tick, tick. The countdown is on.

And before we get to the links below for all The Ledger's coverage of Week 8, big props to the Lake Wales Highlanders.

After falling to Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast, 54-44, to open the season, Lake Wales has rattled off six straight wins, including 55-6 over Lake Region during homecoming on Friday night.

Treasure Coast is receiving votes in the Class 8A poll and suffered a close 34-31 loss to 8A No. 2-ranked Vero Beach.

Keep an eye on Lake Wales when the Class 6A playoffs start — just sayin'.

Friday night scoreboard

Lakeland 48, Winter Haven 3

Kathleen 54, Bartow 8

Lake Wales 55, Lake Region 6

Lake Gibson 40, Auburndale 16

Fort Meade 41, Tenoroc 0

Lakeland Christian 28, Frostproof 13

George Jenkins 19, Haines City 12

Jordan Christian 55, Fort Myers Gateway Charter 24

Kingdom Prep 44, Tampa Bay Christian 12

Vero Beach St. Edwards 27, All Saints 24

Check out these photo galleries

Photos: Lakeland rolls past Winter Haven

Photos: Lakeland Christian rallies past Frostproof

Photos: Kathleen storms past Bartow

The Ledger's game coverage

McWilliams paces Lakeland’s rout of Winter Haven

Kathleen win sets up showdown with Lakeland for district title

Lakeland Christian rolls past Frostproof

Jenkins holds off Haines City

Lake Gibson drops Auburndale

Lake Wales stomps Lake Region in Homecoming rout

Tinsley, Smith score 3 TDs apiece in Jordan Christian victory

Injuries pile up in All Saints loss

Fort Meade easily handles Tenoroc at homecoming