Unveiling the Gridiron Mysteries: 15 Pressing Questions for Central Florida’s High School Football Season

The upcoming high school football season in Central Florida is poised to be an exciting and intriguing one, marked by 15 burning questions that demand answers. Firstly, can the reigning champions maintain their dominance, or will new contenders rise to the challenge? The spotlight also falls on standout players – will their performances translate into scholarship opportunities?

Coaches face the question of adapting strategies to changing team dynamics. Moreover, can underdog schools defy the odds and make a statement? The clash of offensive and defensive titans adds further anticipation.

Will emerging talents garner attention? And for graduating athletes, what do their future pathways hold – college sports or otherwise? As the community rallies behind their teams, these burning questions will unravel, shaping the narrative of the Central Florida high school football season.

1. Can Jayce Nixon (QB, Gaither) string together another 3,000 yard passing season?

2. Lakewood graduated Anthony Colandrea, and #1 receiver Shamar Rigby transferred to Clearwater Central Catholic. Who’s the 1,2 connection now?

Former Lakewood QB Anthony Colandrea, now at Virginia

3. Calvary Christian produced over 500 points last season. Three players produced double-digit TDs, including Sean Cuon’s 27.

4. Cedric Baxter Jr.’s 137.5 yards per game has graduated out of Edgewater. Who’s up next?

5. Can Jones survive their schedule? It’s one of the toughest in Central Florida.

6. Boone completed just 49 passes, well under the national average of 79. Will Boone build in a more impactful passing game?

7. Is this Pasco County ranking correct: 1. Zephyrhills 2. Mitchell 3. Wiregrass Ranch?

Wiregrass Ranch Bulls

8. 2022 state champs, Lake Wales produced 37 interceptions and 28 caused fumbles. Can they produce anywhere near those numbers again?

9. Lake Gibson went from a Polk County power to 4-7 last year after winning 20 total games the previous two seasons. Will they go .500 or better in 2023?

10. Can Lakeland get rolling after Legendary coach Bill Castle called it a career and passed the torch to Marvin Frazier?

11. 10-0 has been whispered coming from some Manatee supporters. Possible?

Manatee’s defense swarming

12. As good as Venice has been on defense, they didn’t produce a crazy amount of sacks. With an improved secondary, will the Indians increase their sack total past 25?

13. It’s no way Tampa Catholic beats Jesuit AGAIN, making it two years in a row, right?

14. Was King’s 2022 3-7 season, earning the district crown and playoff birth a fluke?

15. Could Sumner’s Tyler Williams catch 50 balls for 1,000 yards?

Tyler Williams, Sumner