Gators, Seahawks Face Off in Crosstown Rivalry
The Sunlake Seahawks and Land O' Lakes Gators play each other tonight.
The big rivalry game is finally here, and the stakes are through the roof.
Sunlake High (5-1, 3-1 Class 6A-District 6) is coming off a crushing 22-7 loss to Hernando (5-2, 4-0). Land O' Lakes (4-2, 3-2) is coming off a 17-15 win over Nature Coast Tech. Hernando now has the inside track to the district title, having beat both Sunlake and Land O' Lakes.
River Ridge (4-2, 2-2) still has a shot with both Sunlake and Land O' Lakes left on the schedule, but the Seahawks and Gators will be playing for their playoff lives Thursday night, Oct. 20.
With Hernando holding the tiebreaker over both of them, Sunlake and Land O' Lakes are stuck playing musical chairs with one chair left.
While this rivalry is not really official — Sunlake has yet to win — the competition between the two schools is definitely heated.
According to both sides, the smack talk for this game stared back in spring. It remains to be seen which side will claim bragging rights.
Tonight's game has a 7:30 kickoff time at Sunlake High School.
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