Marianna, FL---Starting Friday the folks at Chipola will be hosting the Panhandle Classic, with all five conference teams playing at least one game each Friday and Saturday.
Chipola coach Patrick Blake expects a very high level of competion with the likes of Clinton, Santa Fe, Brunswick and Manatee coming in to compete with the powerhouse programs of the Panhandle Conference.
"Here on Friday Gulf Coast will play first followed by Pensacola, then Northwest Florida, and we'll be the nightcap at 8 o'clock. I feel that this year the Panhandle, the teams in the Panhandle have the best teams talent wise since I've been here at Chipola. So it should be a great, exciting weekend of competitive basketball."
Gulf Coast, TCC, Pensacola and Chipola will play Saturday as well. Combined the Panhandle teams currently 39-5 against non conference foes, including 8-0 starts for Chipola and Northwest, Gulf Coast comes in 8-1. Here is the full schedule for this weekend's game at the Johnson Health Center:
Panhandle Classic (Men)
Friday, November 30
2:00 pm Gulf Coast vs. State College of Florida
4:00 pm Pensacola State vs. Brunswick
6:00 pm NW Florida vs. Clinton
8:00 pm Chipola vs. Santa Fe
Saturday, December 1
2:00 pm Gulf Coast vs. Clinton
2:00 pm Pensacola State vs. State College of Florida
4:00 pm Tallahassee vs. Santa Fe
6:00 pm Chipola vs. Brunswick