The Purple Hurricanes went 10-3 in Class 6A last season, losing to Seffner Armwood 17-14 in the regional finals. Plenty of talent returns for Gainesville, led by 6-foot WR Chris Thompson, a Florida commit and speedy junior RB Tony James, a transfer from Gainesville Buchholz, who already has offers from UF, Ohio State, Miami and UCLA.
The visiting Hornets finished 8-4 in Class 4A last season, including a 42-41 win over Taylor County in the regional semifinals, the first state playoff victory in the school's history. Senior RB Derrick Henry, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound bulldozer, has rushed for 7,820 yards and 99 touchdowns in his three seasons at Yulee. He backed away from a verbal commitment to Georgia this summer; Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State and Florida are among the programs showing high interest.
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