The Barber Shop – Week Two’s Best Cuts

WEEK TWO is in the books. Time to find out what made the cut for best-of-the-weekend. Let’s get it started.

Welcome to the 200+ club…(again)
Zephyrhills’ Antwoine Simms is on an insane pace. Although the Bulldogs lost a shootout to Sunlake 44-41 last week, he rushed for 287 yards on 32 carries and three touchdowns putting him at 501 yards through the first two games of the season. Plant City’s Markese Hargrove had a big evening against Jefferson rushing for 223 yards on 31 carries and two touchdowns. Hargrove faces a stingy Brandon Defense this week while Simms and his ‘Dogs are on a bye week.

Jalynn Williams had himself a night–even though the Vikings didn’t get the victory, the game provided plenty of fireworks and this young man did his best. Williams totaled 199 yards–(135 receiving, 44 rush, and 20 passing) with three touchdowns.

Hall (can) Pass–Sunlake’s Justin Hall. The junior quarterback showed well during the offseason and the Seahawks are off to a 2-0 start thanks in large-part to his consistency. Hall’s first two weeks look like this:
vs. Gulf 8-of-16, 167 yards, 3TD’s
vs. Zephyrhills 9-of-16, 245 yards, 3TD’s

Shawn O’Gorman–another night at the office. This week the senior tallied 150 yards rushing and added a 97-yard kickoff return for another 200+ all-purpose performance giving the Hornet a total of 626 all-purpose yards through two games. O’Gorman and the Hornets are 1-1 on the season and there’s a “buzz” on the North Suncoast this season.

Steinbrenner’s fast start–they were seemingly left without a rudder on offense when QB Cason Byrd went down, but the Warriors have hit the ground running and are gaining momentum in a hurry. Two consecutive shutouts on defense and their freshman QB Colin Wray was 16-of-22 for 278 yards and two touchdowns versus Blake last week. The usual suspects in their defense are off to great starts as well and what do you know? They host Manatee in the not-so-distant future. First things first though–it’s Chamberlain week and the Chiefs will present their own challenges.

Touchdowns posted by Gibbs’ DJ Johnson versus Boca Ciega in the Gladiators 45-18 victory.

Is for the touchdowns recorded by Nature Coast’s DeShawn Smith, Carrollwood Day School’s Yahsin Wooten and Admiral Farragut’s Keondre Miller this past Friday–and four is for the number of rushing TD’s Lake Wales surrendered to Merritt Island in the first half.

is for the # of teams that are 2-0 in 7A-7 (Kathleen, Winter Haven, Lakeland)…for the number of teams that are 2-0 in 8A-6 (Riverview, Steinbrenner, Newsome)…and three is for the number of backs in Pasco County headed for at least 2,100 yards if they maintain this pace–more on those guys shortly…

Is for the 2-0 teams that have us needing to catch a breather. That would include Riverview, Ridgewood, Palm Harbor University and Lake Region. Two is also for the number of points needed to beat Manatee for the first time since, well, in a very long time for Palmetto. It’s also for the number of points given up in a safety earlier in the game.

is for the number of incompletions by Admiral Farragut QB Keondre Miller en route to 9/10 passing, 222 yards and 4TD’s versus Sarasota’s Out-of-Door Academy. It’s also for the number of victories that St. Pete Catholic has in their win total–which is one more than they had all last season.

Is for the 0-2 teams that it wasn’t out of the realm of possib–okay we need a moment, here. That includes teams such as Frostproof, Hillsborough, Lake Gibson, Jefferson and Indian Rocks Christian.

WE HAVE LIFT OFF…like we said last week, they run the ball in Pasco County and they run the ball well–especially this season. Take a look at the totals through the first two games this season. Yes, that’s a 2,000+ yard pace for all three…

Zephyrhills’ Antwoine Simms – 45 carries, 501 yards, 7TD’s
River Ridge’ Chris Schwarz – 74 carries, 434 yards, 3TD’s
Ridgewood’s Glass Wilson V – 55 carries, 427 yards, 5TD’s