By The Numbers: Sarasota Sailing Through Class 7A

Sarasota, September 20, 2019- Friday football fever is inevitably upon us, tackling week five HSFB matchups and stats. Here is a stat-line list (per MaxPreps) from the campaign the Sailors have put together these past four games, as promised, to keep in the back of your noggin’.

1.000– The win percentage your team will have if you’re a flawless 4-0 on the season like the Sailors are.

9- The total number of points allowed by Sarasota’s defense all year long in their four-game span; got opponent’s offensive efforts on LOCK.

217- Among 80 programs in Class 7A, Sarasota is the highest team on the Points For totem pole, racking up 217 total points scored thus far.

9- The total interception tally this year for Sarasota’s defense is nine count em’ nine INTs; three of these were pic-sixs’ mind you.

1913- This is the date football was established at Sarasota High. The team went 7-4 on its first recorded matchup in 1938.

54- This is the accumulative number that, based on scoring averages, MaxPreps has listed as Sarasota’s points, when the game-clock reaches zero versus Port Charlotte (54-26 Final).

187.8- This number represents to dominant offense Sarasota has put on display, specifically in the air; posting 187.8 receiving yards per game. Between senior QB Vincent Parisi (33 completions on 53 attempts, 593 passing yards and 7TDs) and senior QB Tyler Hill (completed 11 of 13 attempts with 153 passing yards and 2 TDs), the gunslinger duo has a near-perfect passer rating of 144.3 with ZERO interceptions.

30- The number of total touchdowns this busy team has amassed in four face-offs; 16 came from rushing scores (senior RB Brian Battie is responsible for 11 of those ground TDs) 9 receiving TDs, scooped one fumble and brought it to the house, the 3 pic-sixs’ mentioned above, and returned one kickoff for a score courtesy of senior Keandre Collins. Safe to say the Sailors have toppled national averages in house calls so far.

244.8- Last but not least- their ground game. This dynamic team has a staggering of 244.8 rushing yards per game collected from their extensive core of contributing rushers pounding the rock. Mentioned earlier is senior RB Brian Battie at the forefront of production with 629 rushing yards on 42 carries, averaging 15 YPC.

The Sarasota Sailors (4-0) are looking to be 3-0 at home, taking on the Port Charlotte Pirates (3-1) with home-field advantage tonight; kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor