Gibbs’ DJ Johnson with another ho-hum night with 354 yards rushing/passing and 3 touchdowns in a 28-6 victory over perviously undefeated Clearwater. The Gladiators QB has now amassed 2,106 total yards–the team itself has 2,525 yards. That was his fifth game of passing for at least 220 yards. Johnson now has 19 touchdowns to his credit as well.
East Bay’s Ian Kuykendall and his 131 yards rushing proved timely for the Indians in their 26-14 victory over Lennard. It took six games for the QB to rush for 208 yards total this season before that performance this past Friday versus their rivals.
96-0: The combined score of River Ridge’s victories in two games played in five days.
57: The average number of points Cambridge Christian is scoring in their games this season. Following their 54-16 win over Tallahassee-John Paul II, that marks the fourth-consecutive game the Lancers have scored 50+ points.
58: The average number of points Zephyrhills is averaging per game this season following their second 60+ point affair of the season over Ridgewood. Their opponents this week–River Ridge–are giving up an average of 5 points per contest. Hashtag, something has to give.
3: The number of consecutive losses to begin the season for Southeast–and the number of consecutive wins following the ‘Noles 42-21 victory over Cardinal Mooney. Southeast won just one game last season. The Seminoles are 3-3 now and have won their last three games by a 34-10 margin heading into a crucial district game with Lemon Bay this Friday.
3–Part 2: Three stands for the number of years it took for Tenoroc to reach three victories. This season, they’re 3-3 and sitting tied for 2nd in 4A-6 with a 2-1 record. With district games looming against Gateway Charter (0-6) and Mulberry (1-6), the Titans are staring at a date-with-destiny on Oct. 30th when they host Bishop Verot. A final game with Lake Region to end the season gives the Titans several chances to break–if not smash their all-time wins record of (4)–and perhaps even make a postseason appearance.
2: The combined number of wins for the three teams that sit on Nature Coast’s schedule after they meet with 5-1 Lecanto in an important 5A-7 contest this Friday. If the Sharks can navigate the traps set by the Panthers this week, it looks like there’s plenty of bait in the water to feast upon in their quest for an undefeated season. Following this week, it’s Citrus, Hernando and Groveland-South Lake awaiting. Even more intriguing–their first/second round opponents could be River Ridge and/or Zephyrhills.
9: The number of carries by three different Nature Coast runners that it took to accrue 435 yards of rushing on the evening against Weeki Wachee. Deshawn Smith got his (per usual) with 174 yards on nine carries, while Brian Haygood added 153 yards and Willie Coffey added 108 yards on the same amount of touches.
No more zeros: Auburndale and Chamberlain are no longer winless. The Bloodhounds got the monkey off their backs with a 38-3 rout of Haines City, while the Chiefs built a 28-7 lead over Middleton then held-on for dear life to seal the deal, 28-27.
Fins to the left–fins to the right–and you’re the on-ly…Anclote’s Braxton Johnson is insanely-hot for the Sharks this season. The junior running back rushed for 325 yards versus Fivay along with returning a punt return for a touchdown. That makes his fourth-consecutive game he’s rushed for at least 245 yards and gives him 1,100 yards on the ground in the past four games as well.
Brandon’s Jordan Chavers picked a good time to get hot–just in time for Armwood this week, too. Last week vs. Spoto–Chavers nearly doubled his seasonal output in total yardage with 175 total yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles 27-2 win over the Spartans. Chavers’ 3TD’s also were nearly half of his total output in touchdowns (7) on the season.
Other individual cut-ups:
Armwood’s Brain Snead with 257 all-purpose yards in the Hawks 25-20 win over Tampa Bay Tech.
Osceola’s Chad Brittain with 241 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns in the Warriors romp over Tarpon Springs.
Seminole’s Lakendrick Staley with 110 yards and 3TD’s plus a game-sealing INT for Seminole over Dixie Hollins.
Winter Haven’s William Tate–14/17, 291 yards, 4TD’s in the Blue Devils’ demolition of Lake Wales 48-0.