Boys soccer regional final previews. All games Wednesday

REGION 1-4A

Fletcher (21-1-2) at Niceville (23-1-0), 8 p.m.: One of Florida's marquee matchups. This is the Senators' deepest playoff run since 2004, and USA Today ranks them sixth in the Southeast. Niceville has won 21 straight, and MaxPreps ranks the Eagles 11th in the country. So what will separate these powers? Maybe Fletcher's Patrick Wendell, who has been devastating at center forward of late, holding possession under pressure and scoring a pair of goals himself last week. With Wendell occupying defenders at the top, Brian Schaefer has been finding space underneath with three goals in two games. The winning team advances to Saturday's state semifinal at home against Melbourne or Tampa Sickles.

REGION 1-3A

Ridgeview (14-1-1) at Panama City Arnold (17-4-1), 8 p.m.: This is simply the best season in Ridgeview soccer history, and it could get better. Miguel Ortiz scored the goal Saturday to lift the Panthers into their first-ever regional final, and he's getting support from Dante DeSantis and Andy Prestridge in attack. To go one step further, they'll have to overcome an Arnold team that knows how to win close games — they've squeezed through their first two playoff games in overtime, the last one on Taylor Bradley's goal against Mosley. A Panthers win means a home game Saturday against Land O'Lakes Sunlake or defending champion Daytona Beach Seabreeze.

REGION 1-2A

Bolles (13-2-3) at Pensacola Catholic (16-2-1), 8 p.m.: A familiar matchup: They've met 12 times in the playoffs before, including three straight from 2012 to 2014, with Bolles leading the series 9-3. Bolles midfield sharpshooter Alonso Munoz, a threat from anywhere inside 35 yards, has taken on an ever-growing role for a Bulldogs midfield that has overcome injuries to make it here. He's got solid help behind with the industrious running and chasing of Eli Gordon. Senior captain Alex Salvador is the only Bolles player who has made it this far before, with the state runner-up squad in 2015, and the Bulldogs need his skills and grit to contain the Crusaders' front line of Nelson Libbert and Tyler Ryals. The winner will play at home Saturday against Melbourne West Shore or Crescent City.