Friday night football is on the way. With that, big performances are a must. Please take into account, the schedules are crazy. Make up games happening all over. The opponents listed are taken from Maxpreps.com. Hopefully up to date with the recent schedule changes and additions.
Ed Amos III, Bloomingdale, 2018 WR needs a big game versus Lennard on Friday. According to Maxpreps.com, Amos has one catch so far on the season. That one catch coming back in August versus Newsome. Versus Lennard, Amos could explode. Spreading out the Longhorns and creating favorable match ups will help Amos get loose. He might have one of those 5-7 reception games with 80 or more yards and a few touchdowns.
East Bay and Jaylan Rodriguez (2018 DB) will travel to Plant City. For the East Bay secondary, the goal is to limit the Plant City pass attack. The Raiders are still building on the James Booth (first year head coach) high tempo offense. Throw at a DB enough, he’ll make you pay. Rodriguez and the East Bay secondary could create three or more take aways Friday Night if the Raiders aren’t careful.
Looks like Plant is on schedule for Cayden Jordan, Gaither, 2018 WR. Tough task for the senior. But, The Cowboys leading receiver will be up for the challenge. 5 catches for 65 yards in two games. Plant’s secondary will be his most difficult opponent to date. If QB Shaye Scott can buy time, Jordan can produce a quality performance. We like him for 3-5 receptions, 60 or more receiving yards and 1 touchdown.
Wiregrass Ranch is one of the few teams which has played three games. And in those three game Chase Oliver (2018 LB/RB) has been steady on both sides of the ball. Credited for 7 total tackles, Oliver hasn’t had the “Monster” game yet. Wharton is the competition on Friday. Traditionally a team which will run between the B gaps and bring the game right at Chase Oliver. This could be that game Oliver produces that double digit tackle game along with a caused fumble or fumble recovery.
Zephyrhills is 2-1. Slim loss to Wiregrass Ranch back in August. A big reason the Bulldogs have produced more wins than losses is due to their ability to pressure the passer and disrupt backfield action. Sterling Williams (2018 DL) plays a huge part of the defensive success. Tied for a team leading 3 sacks on the season along with 7 solo tackles. 0-2 Fivay is up next. Falcons have been outscored 111-0. Williams might fill up the stat sheet this game. 3 sacks on the season, he could get 5 in this game alone.
Joshua Bowers, East Lake, 2018, CB will have a tall task Friday Night. He and his East Lake Eagles travel to Bryant stadium to take on the Mighty Dreadnaughts of Lakeland. This will be one of the best passing attacks Bowers has played in his career. Lakeland QB Kavaris Thomas has a rocket arm and can carve up defenses with the skill surrounding him. As we said previously, “Throw at a DB enough, he’ll make you pay.” Bowers could steal two passes from Thomas tomorrow night.
Largo senior RB Jaquan Hiers is currently averaging 4.3 yards per carry in three games. Leads the team in rushing with 143 yards on 33 carries. The Largo Packers will line his talents up against Countryside tomorrow night. Both teams playing two games in five days. Monday night Clearwater posted 35 points on Countryside. Under Coach Don Mesick, Clearwater has been a balanced offense sharing the offensive stats via air and ground. If Largo can do much of the same, Heirs might have his first 100 yard rushing game of the season.