Spring Hill Bishop McLaughlin Catholic (5-3) at Saint Stephen’s (7-1)
When: 7 p.m.
The scoop: Saint Stephen’s plays host to a playoff game for the first time in school history when the Falcons welcome Bishop McLaughlin Catholic to Moore Athletic Complex at Turner Fields in the first round of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs. ... Saint Stephen’s won the Coral Bay division and Bishop McLaughlin finished third in the Coral Orange, advancing as a wild card. ... The Falcons finished their regular season with the best rushing offense in Manatee County, averaging 246.3 yards per game behind running back Chase Brown and quarterback Fred Billy. Brown and Billy have the second and third most rushing yards in the county, respectively.
Prediction: Saint Stephen’s 35, Bishop McLaughlin Catholic 27