It’s time to sit down in the chair and get cleaned up. Week eight is in the books and there’s plenty of accomplishments and statistical anomalies to highlight. Check out who is in the barber shop this week!
46: Total number of points for Tenoroc last week vs. Fort Myers-Gateway Charter. That’s the most points the Titans have ever scored in a game. Their 3-game winning streak is the longest in program history and it’s the first time the Titans have been above .500… OH, and their 3-1 record in district 4A-6 means a win vs. Mulberry (1-7) this week and the Titans will host Fort Myers-Bishop Verot on October 30th for the right to go to the postseason.
6: The number of blocked field goals for Lakeland Christian’s R.B. Marlow this season. That’s three in his last two games and his second one of the night vs. Berkeley Prep is what knocked the Bucs from the playoffs and sent the Vikings to the postseason for just the second time in their program history.
15: The consecutive number of regular season games that River Ridge have won dating back to last season. That’s the longest streak in program history.
1932: The year that Clearwater and Largo first played. The two will continue that rivalry this week. Things that were happening the year the Tornadoes and the Packers first lined up on the field: Al Capone was convicted for Tax Evasion–FDR was elected President of the United States–the average wages per year was $1,650.00–gas was 10-cents per gallon–the average monthly rent for a house was $18 per month.
11: The number of TD’s for Jesuit’s Malik Davis in the last three games including his 5 touchdowns vs. Robinson this past Friday. That’s the third time Davis has rushed for 200+ yards and 3+ TD’s this season.
797: The number of yards rushing for Osceola in their last two games versus Tarpon Springs (465) and Largo (332). The Warriors have been held to under 200 yards rushing just once this season thru seven games and are averaging 244 yards per game on the ground.
6: The number of touchdowns Gibbs’ DJ Johnson had his hands (and feet–and legs–and arm) involved in vs. Lakewood on Friday. Johnson rushed for two, threw for three, and returned a punt for 63 yards for a touchdown. Take away the special teams’ contributions and Johnson’s responsible for over 2,400 yards for the Gladiators through seven games this season alone.
9: The number of TD’s Griffin Alstott has thrown in the last three games for Northside Christian. On the 25th of September, Alstott threw for 2 TD’s against Bradenton Christian, last week he three for 3 TD’s vs. Carrollwood Day School and then turned in a 4TD performance against Indian Rocks Christian on Friday. Does he go for 5 this week against Jordan Christian Prep?
10: The number of yards rushing that Tampa Bay Tech allowed vs. Lennard last Friday. Coming into the game, the Longhorns were averaging 200 yards per game on the ground.
12-of-17 Part 2: The second time this season that Sickles QB Chris Oladokun completed 12/17 for 200+ yards passing for the Gryphons. Sickles defeated Gaither and Wharton in those games by a combined score of 56-0.
348 + 52 = W: 348 = yards of offense for Steinbrenner in THE FIRST HALF against Palm Harbor University and 52 = the number of yards that PK Noah Ruggles booted for a FG for the Warriors in that game as well.
108 seconds: The total elapsed time on the scoreboard that Alonso needed to score 21 points in their game vs. Riverview this past Friday.
4 x 4: Jefferson’s Tyrese Spain scored four touchdowns vs. Newsome via a kickoff return, a punt return, a rushing and a passing touchdown in the Dragons 47-42 shootout loss to the Wolves.
68: The number of combined penalties in the Boca Ciega-Northeast game (37) and the Freedom-Leto game (31).
14 & 795 = immortality: 14 touchdowns and 795 yards rushing in the final three contests is what’s needed for Nature Coast’s DeShawn Smith to break the all-time records for both in Hernando County. Smith is averaging 272 yards and 4TD’s per game, so if he hits that mark the last three regular season games–that gives him 816–which breaks the record–and puts him JUST shy of the TD mark.
3: The number of games needed to win for Nature Coast Tech to secure Hernando County’s first-ever undefeated season. Hernando High School has has several close calls with one-loss back in the day–but the Sharks would be the county’s fist team to run the table (per Richard Burton–FLHSFB historian). The three teams left (Citrus, Hernando and Groveland-South Lake) have combined for four wins this season.
6: The number of points allowed by Cambridge Christian to Sunshine State Athletic Conference powerhouse Berean Christian out of West Palm Beach. The Bulldogs QB Chris Mauck is credited with over 6,000 yards passing in his career for the ‘Dogs and they were a team averaging 38 points per game and had just defeated a Class 7A program the week before the road trip.
2-ways to dominate: Central’s De’Vonta Smith is unconscious. Yet again this Bear was mauling the competition rushing for 3 TD’s–he passed for a touchdown–and he also recorded 2 interceptions on defense this past week.
7: The number of combined TD’s for Mitchell’s Larry DallaBetta and Mychael Hamilton in the Mustangs win over Wiregrass Ranch. Seven is also for the total number of yards that Wiregrass accumulated in the first half compared to Mitchell’s 246.
30: The number of points for Braden River vs. Venice–before the contest, the Indians had given up just 25 points total on the season–20 of BRHS’ points came in the first quarter as well.
520 = 21: Lemon Bay and Southeast combined for 520 total yards on Friday–but managed to score just 21 total points in the Manta Rays 14-7 victory over the Seminoles.