9 Facts That You May Not Be Aware of and Should.

Stats don’t tell it all. But, they will give you a good clue. Here are 9 statistical facts via Maxpreps that will spark your interest.

  • Ridge Community sophomore QB is statistically the best passer in the state. Amongst QBs with more than one game played this season, Zach Pleuss is averaging the most yards per game in the state, the second-most TD passes (1 less than the leader), and second-most total passing yards (16 yards less than the leader).
  • Tampa Catholic is averaging 282 rushing yards per game. Raphael Ekechi, Tone Hill, and Xavione Washington all have over 100 yards rushing after three games. Ekechi and Hill both have 220+.
(1) Tampa Catholic RB Tone Hill
  • Tampa Bay Tech senior receiver Jamari Gassett has 4 touchdowns. 3 TDs from receptions and 8 total catches. Every other time he touches the ball, he produces points.
  • Sunlake’s Chase Brownell has proven to be unstoppable after the first two games of the season. 8 catches for 108 yards versus Wesley Chapel and 10 catches for 88 yards versus East Lake.
  • Four games in and Venice is the top-scoring team in Florida. After a rude introduction to IMG, scoring just 13 points, the Indians have been on fire. 40, 70, and 35 points scored the following three games.
(15) Venice senior QB 15 Colin Blazek
  • Cambridge Christian is the most balanced offense in that area. Balance meaning, yards produced rushing and passing. Others can define “Balanced” differently. Cambridge has produced 1,488 total yards this season (5th best in Florida) with 770 yards passing and 718 yards rushing.
  • Only Baldwin High gets after the quarterback like Tampa Catholic. Both teams have recorded 21 sacks after three games. That is good for the top spot in the state. East Lake and Lakewood are next in line with 16 sacks.
  • Three games played, three interceptions for Lakeland Christian’s E.J. Vickers. It’s probably smart for teams to be calculated with how they approach the passing game towards his side of the field.
  • After three games last season, Lakewood produced three shutouts defensively. This season, The Spartans have allowed just 10 points after three games. The defensive dominance continues.