SOUTHWEST ORANGE It will be a win-and-you’re-in affair at Olympia High on Friday when the Titans host Oak Ridge in their district finale.
Olympia (5-3) fell to Dr. Phillips on Oct. 22, 41-10, meaning both the Titans and the Pioneers (6-2) will enter the Oct. 30 contest with a district record of 2-1. The winner, then, will claim the runner-up spot in Class 8A, District 5 — and the playoff berth that comes with it. The runner-up in 8A-5 will travel to take on the champion of Class 8A, District 6 Nov. 13 in the first round of the FHSAA State Playoffs.
Both teams are coming off a loss, though Olympia is on a two-game slide from losses to Apopka and Dr. Phillips. Prior to that, the Titans had won five consecutive games anchored by strong defensive and special teams play. That defense, which is allowing just more than 20 points per game, will be tested for a third consecutive week. Both Apopka and the Panthers scored more than 40 points against Olympia, and Oak Ridge comes in averaging 31 points per game.
Friday’s game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Week 10 Schedule
Oak Ridge (6-2, 2-1 district) at Olympia (5-3, 2-1 district), 7:30 p.m.
Cypress Creek (1-7, 0-3 district) at Dr. Phillips (5-3, 3-0 district), 7:30 p.m.
Legacy Charter (5-3) at Windermere Prep (5-3), 4:30 p.m.
CFCA (6-2) at Lake Mary Prep (3-4), 7 p.m.