The Times-Union highlights high school football games to watch across Northeast Florida in Week 3.
The Times-Union spotlights three high school football games to watch Friday from around the First Coast.
WEST NASSAU (1-1) at YULEE (1-1), 7 p.m.: One of the most underrated but intense rivalries in Northeast Florida, and for most of the last decade, it's been the battle for top honors in Nassau County. During Derrick Henry's years with the Hornets, these teams played in some classics, including a 38-37 Yulee win in 2011 and a 455-yard Henry effort in 2012. More recently, though, the Warriors have won three of the last four. Chaz Hirschman has thrown three touchdowns without an interception since arriving as West Nassau's quarterback.
HIALEAH-MIAMI LAKES (0-1) at BOLLES (0-1), 7:30 p.m.: Better late than never. These teams were both supposed to meet last week in a game wiped out by what was then thought to be the impending approach of Hurricane Dorian. But when Dorian slowed down, and the teams' next opponents canceled, Bolles and Miami Lakes got back together again. If the offense has found a better rhythm since the season-opening loss to University Christian, it's a good chance for Ben Netting, Kenny Samuels and company to earn a first Bolles win for coach Matt Toblin.
VENICE (1-1) at TRINITY CHRISTIAN (1-1), 7:30 p.m.: Yes, the Trinity Christian schedule can get tougher. Really. Try bringing the Class 7A champion from just two years ago into town, an Indians team that features numerous Football Bowl Subdivision recruits and three Florida State commits. The matchup, like Bolles' game, only opened up in the middle of the week after other Dorian-imposed cancellations. But the Conquerors, as always, have weapons aplenty, starting with Ole Miss commit Kyjuan Herndon after his five-touchdown outing at Tallahassee Godby. This will be among the most-watched contests in Florida this week.
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