Football Friday’s Game of the Week features Raines & Sandalwood


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s Week 3 of Football Friday and our game of the week is Raines High School at Sandalwood High School.

Prior to the match, News4JAX spoke to Sandalwood’s cheerleading team and band on “The Morning Show.”

The Saints cheerleaders and band say they’ve been preparing for every game this season all summer.

The band plans to perform a tune from “The Wizard of Oz” and the cheerleaders practiced about 90 cheers and dance routines.

Our football game on Friday of the week is Raines at Sandalwood. News4Jax reporter Amanda DeVoe joins us from Sandalwood High School to see how the school stacks up against its rival.

Both the Saints and Vikings each have a 1-1 record, so students and staff say it’s everyone’s game.

The band director says rainy weather made it difficult to practice on the field, but he says his students are still willing to put in a strong performance.

“We are very excited,” senior Maya Henderson said. “We are finally done with our shows. so we’re going to be doing some of it tonight, and it’s exciting to see it all come together.”

Students say they are ready to hit the field.


“I’ve worked really hard to get to this position,” said Sandalwood captain Tara Smallwood. “I’ve been on the program for four years, so it’s definitely my time to shine and cheer on these guys.”

Our Friday football game is Raines at Sandalwood and the school spirit is spreading across campus this morning. News4Jax reporter Amanda DeVoe joins us from Sandalwood High School, where she glimpses a vibrant school spirit.

The Saints receive the Vikings at 6:30 pm

And you can watch Football Friday on 4 – a full half hour of high school football game scores, highlights and features. It’s at 10:30 PM on Friday through November.

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