The Magic 8 Ball: What could happen

Rodney Adams, Lakewood, WR, 2013
Rodney Adams, Lakewood, WR, 2013

What could happen tonight…

Lakewood @ Gibbs
The Big Play: Dante Fowler makes triumphant return to the Spartans with key interception to seal game.

Impact Player: Gary Simon does everything he can on both sides of the ball to help Gibbs ALMOST pull off the upset.

Word to describe this game: Electrifying

Potential Quote from winning coach:
Antonio Knox, Gibbs: “Do I get the key to the city now”? (After winning the first annual Mayor’s Cup)

Cory Moore, Lakewood: “Wow, this is what Pinellas County football is all about!”

Hillsborough @ Jefferson
The Big Play: Trailing, Charles Booth ignites the home crowd with a huge 95 yard kickoff return for a touchdown at some point in the first half.

Impact Player: Purdue commit, Anthony Brown will continue his dominance on the ground. He is averaging about 90 ypg and I see him doing that, and even better. This will be a close game, but Brown will get his on the ground.

In one word: Intense

Potential Quote from winning coach:
Earl Garcia, Hillsborough: “We double-teamed him [Tyriq McCord] every play, and even sent a back to chip on most. Although we couldn’t stop him, at least we slowed him down.”

Jeremy Earle, Jefferson: “Best week of practice, and the they knew the importance of the game.  Real proud of my guys.”

St. Pete @ Pinellas Park
The Big Play: Both of these team’s run the Wing T so you would figure it would be a great rushing effort to win this game but on the contrary which ever team is able to make the most of their passing options will win this game.  That means David Jones for St. Pete or Tyler Graves or Iman Smith for Pinellas Park.

Impact Player: The impact players for this game will come down to Jeremi Powell, Iman Smith, or David Jones and Maurice Hemmingway.

Word to describe this game: WING T 

Potential Quote from winning coach:
Ken Crawford, Pinellas Park: “It wasn’t pretty but we got it done.”

Joe Fabrizio, St. Pete: “A win is a win.” 

Armwood @ Sickles
The Big Play: More like a 2-play scenario. Sickles has the ball back down a TD after stopping the Hawks and have all of the momentum with them, but Armwood creates a turnover deep in Sickles territory. Armwood scores next play. How do they respond?

Impact player(s): There’s 3. Can’t be just one. Josh Black, Adrian Lopez, and Adekunle Olusanya. Gotta have pressure up front and DB’s have to know their role.

Word to describe this game: circus

Potential Quote from winning coach:
Brian Turner, Sickles: “Biggest win in our program’s history by far. There are a lot of doubters and critics that said we never had a shot. Guess we shouldn’t have even showed up if we believed their quotes. But we did and look what happened.”

Sean Callahan, Armwood: “Sickles is a great program on the rise and we were fortunate to come out with the win. We’ve got to continue to get more consistent on offense and be ready to face these guys in the 1st Rd of the playoffs. They’ll be a different team when they come to our place.” 

Steinbrenner @ Gaither
The Big Play: Jake Carroll catches a short pass from Curtis Fitch that ends up going 40 yards for what will be the game winning touchdown.

Impact Player: Alex Vega – Senior OL/DL – Steinbrenner

Word to describe this game: “Redemption”

Potential Quote from winning coach:
Floyd Graham, Steinbrenner: “Well, in this case second isn’t the best and we proved that tonight.”

Jason Stokes, Gaither: “Playoffs? You’re talking about playoffs? We haven’t seen the postseason since we last saw Jarvis Giles, looks like that’s going to change.”

Clearwater Central Catholic @ Tampa Catholic
The Big Play:Doesn’t appear that either team can throw the ball, so I’ll say FB pass from Mitchell Norden catching CCC’s DB’s asleep at the wheel to a streaking Zach Benjamin. (A little trickeration if you will)

Impact player: Domenic James TE for CCC. He gets loose down the hash, or can help keep CCC’s running lanes by sealing off the tackles and keep them open they’re in this game until the final drive perhaps.

Word to describe this game: crucial

Potential Quote from winning coach:
John Davis, CCC: “It was absolutely paramount for our kids to come to this side of the Bay and show what CCC Football is all about. I’m really proud of the way our kids played tonight. They deserved this after the heartbreak at the beginning against East Lake”

Bob Henriquez, Tampa Catholic: “CCC has come a long way from 49-13 in ’09. If they somehow manage to beat Berkeley and create a logjam at the top, I wouldn’t want to have to see these guys again come playoff time. They’ll be ready.”

Neat Facts for this week’s game

Rick Rodriguez could get win #101, currently at 100-35. All time: 5-4 vs. Countryside, 6-1 vs. Clearwater and 10-8 in the playoffs.

Plant City leads all time series vs. Durant 8-4. Durant head football coach, Mike Gottman is 3-5 vs. Plant City.