As the playoffs get ready to start this week, here is Publisher Joshua Wilson’s projected bracket for Class 8A.

The biggest reason I am taking Miami Southridge over Dr. Phillips to win the Class 8A state championship is after looking at the schedules of the projected final four teams, I feel like that Miami Southridge has shown they are a state championship caliber team that has not allowed any team to score any points going back to Week 6. That could spell trouble for defending state champion Flanagan as they try to repeat this year. Dr. Phillips has played a tougher schedule and just barely lost to Apopka earlier in the season which speaks volumes and I feel they would win the rematch, if given the chance.

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REGIONAL
QUARTERFINAL
REGIONAL
SEMIFINAL
REGIONAL
FINAL
STATE
SEMIFINAL
STATE
CHAMPIONSHIP
 
R2 Lake Brantley
   Spruce Creek
W1 Spruce Creek
  Seminole
R1 Sandalwood
   Seminole
W2 Seminole (Sanford)
   REGION I Apopka
R4 Wekiva
   Wekiva
W3 Winter Park
  Apopka
R3 Timber Creek
  Apopka
W4 Apopka
   Dr. Phillips
R6 Manatee
  Dr. Phillips
W5 Dr. Phillips
  Dr. Phillips
R5 Olympia
   Riverview
W6 Riverview (Sarasota)
   REGION II Dr. Phillips
R8 Treasure Coast
   Osceola
W7 Osceola (Kissimmee)
  Vero Beach
R7 Ridge Community
   Vero Beach
W8 Vero Beach
   Miami Southridge
R10 Atlantic (Delray)
   Atlantic
W9 Wellington
   Park Vista
R9 Palm Beach Gardens
  Park Vista
W10 Park Vista
   REGION III Flanagan
R12 Western
  Deerfield Beach
W11 Deerfield Beach
   Flanagan
R11 Piper
  Flanagna
W12 Flanagan
  Southridge
R14 Coral Gables
  Coral Gables
W13 North Miami Beach
  Coral Gables
R13 American
  Columbus
W14 Columbus
   REGION IV  Southridge
R16 Miami Palmetto
   Palmetto
W15 Belen Jesuit
  Southridge
R15 Southwest Miami
   Southridge
W16 Miami Southridge