Pace becomes the sixth Panhandle team to have its playoff season end in St Augustine over the past 5 seasons, losing 34-7.
Niceville and Baker County both evaded the I-10 curse, with Niceville winning in Gainesville against Buchholz and Baker County winning in Pensacola against Pine Forest.
#1 is St Thomas. Venice has the brutal task of visiting the Riaders next week.
#2 is Armwood, and thanks to Bloomingdale, the Hawks now have 3 home playoff losses.
#3 is Bolles, who won on the road tonight at South Sumter. Bolles will be hosting a 4A state semi next week.
#4 is Pahokee.
#5 is Manatee, and thanks to STA, the Hurricanes now have 5 home playoff losses.
Honestly felt Niceville was outplayed and out coached most of the night but tip of the cap to the guys for not quitting. Offensively looked like they came in with the intention to play their game no matter what. Buchholz did a great job taking away their deep routes and Niceville didn’t seem to adjust much. Buchholz played tough, mixed things up nicely on offense. Thought they were going to win it...but Niceville found a way.