District 7A-8 Preseason Glance

Class 7A, Region 2, District 8

Teams: (2014 record)
Freedom Patriots (6-4)
Gaither Cowboys (7-3)
Leto Falcons (1-9)
Plant Panthers (11-2)
Sickles Gryphons (8-4)
Wiregrass Ranch Bulls (4-6)
Wharton Wildcats (4-6)


2015 Outlook:
Plenty of competition to be had in this group even if it appears the odds-on favorites are the Plant Panthers as they prepare to play the season minus their starting QB Rex Culpepper. The boys from South Tampa have plenty of playmakers at several positions therefore things shouldn’t change too much, but several teams in this district have some pretty good talent of their own and we should expect to see some surprising results on top of some prospects that will make names for themselves from schools you haven’t heard much from this summer.


Keep your eyes peeled for:
Freedom: (QB)-Nasir Core, (OLB/DE)-Kalijahe Spann, (T,DE)-Nic Canada
Gaither: (OLB)-Decalon Brooks, (DE,T)-Quinn Crecy Jr, (DT,OL)-Shane McGough
Leto: (ATH)-Jephan Chambers, (FS,SS)-Alik Berry, (TE/DE)-Isaiah Jordan
Plant: (ATH)-Juwan Burgess, (RB/LB)-Tykease Keaton-Baldwin, (DB/WR)-Johayward “Scoop” Bradshaw
Sickles: (QB)-Chris Oladokun, (OLB/DE)-Cameron Miller, (MLB/SS)-Jake Hampton
Wiregrass Ranch: (QB)-Chris Faddoul, (FS,WR)-Jordan Miner, (RB/MLB)-Shamaur McDowell
Wharton: (QB)-Bryce Martin, (DL)-Godey Coleus, (DL)-Richard Drummond


Fall Classic Schedules
Wiregrass Ranch vs. Nature Coast Tech
Freedom at Middleton
Gaither at Tampa Catholic
Leto at Bradenton-Southeast
Plant vs. Venice
Sickles vs. Steinbrenner
Wharton vs. Lennard


District Schedules:
Gaither at Wharton
Leto vs. Plant
Sickles vs. Wiregrass Ranch

Freedom vs. Wharton
Gaither vs. Sickles
Leto at Wiregrass Ranch

Freedom vs. Wiregrass Ranch
Leto at Sickles
Plant at Wharton

Freedom at Gaither
Plant vs. Sickles
Wharton at Wiregrass Ranch

Freedom vs. Leto
Gaither vs. Plant
Sickles at Wharton

Freedom at Plant
Gaither at Wiregrass Ranch
Leto vs. Wharton

Freedom at Sickles
Gaither at Leto
Plant vs. Wiregrass Ranch


Opposite district: 7A-7 (Bartow, Kathleen, Lakeland, Winter Haven)
Biggest roadblocks in 7A North: Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lincoln, Lake City-Columbia, Edgewater