Home Team: East Lake
Away Team: Palm Harbor
Date And Time: 08/24/2018 7:30 pm
Location: Eastlake High School
Palm Harbor and Eastlake have had some real nail biters the last few years, an indication of just how close these two bitter rivals are. Palm Harbor won a defensive battle in 2015, while Eastlake won a high scoring affair, 38-35 in 2016 with a last-second field goal.
In 2017, however, Eastlake originally won 14-13 in overtime over Palm Harbor. Later that season, though, the Florida High School Athletic Association ruled that Eastlake used an ineligible player, forcing them to forfeit their win over Palm Harbor. This year, Eastlake will be looking to right the wrongs and get back to winning ways.
East Lake :28
Palm Harbor :0
Before a huge home crowd on opening night, and after a two hour weather delay, the Eagles’ defense shut out the hurricanes en route to a 28-0 victory. East Lake LB Carson Kozma was a brick wall all by himself, contributing four tackles for a loss along with a sack and a fumble recovery to earn the Great American Rivalry MVP Trophy.