We are inside of a month until the 2014 high school football season begins and soon players from around the area will be taking to the practice fields as fall workouts begin.
Our excitement over being just three weeks away from some live-game action has inspired us to double-up our preseason coverage this week, breaking down the schedules for both Legacy Charter and Foundation Academy.
Already, our “Countdown to kickoff” series has taken an in-depth look at the schedules for Dr. Phillips (June 26), Ocoee (July 3), Olympia (July 10), West Orange (July 17) and Central Florida Christian Academy (July 24).
Next up, we will breakdown what lies ahead for the Legacy Charter Eagles, set to compete again in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference.
As members of the SSAC, the Eagles will play eight regular season games before playing either a pair of playoff games or a pair of “match-up” games.
Of those eight regular season games where Legacy’s opponents are known, the Eagles have been dealt a 50-50 split with regards to opponents with winning records from a season ago. Faith Christian, Orlando Christian Prep, International Community School and The Master’s Academy all finished with winning records in 2013.
Legacy played five of its opponents from 2014 in 2013, beating Merritt Island and CFCA a season ago while falling to OCP, ICS and TMA.
It won’t take too long to see what the Eagles are made of this season — their first two games are against two of their toughest opponents.
Legacy will take on Faith Christian and OCP to begin the season, two teams that went a combined 13-7 in 2013 and who figure to test the Eagles early.
Though Legacy will have a tough entrance into the season, the schedule plays to its favor the rest of the way.
Following the games against Faith Christian and OCP the Eagles will have their bye week. After that, Legacy will alternate back-and-forth between opponents who had winning and losing records in 2013. The upside to this is that it decreases the chances of the Eagles sliding into a losing streak because of a brutal stretch of the schedule.
Legacy Charter — 2014 Varsity Football Schedule
All games to begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
8/22 — vs. Seven Rivers Christian (preseason)
8/29 — @ Faith Christian Academy (SSAC, league, division)
9/5 — vs. Orlando Christian Prep (SSAC, league, division)
9/12 — Bye
9/19 — @ Merritt Island Christian (SSAC, league, division)
9/26 — @ International Community School (SSAC, league, division)
10/3 — vs. Central Florida Christian Academy (SSAC, league, division)
10/10 — @ Lake Mary Prep (SSAC)
10/17 — vs. The Master’s Academy (SSAC, league, division)
10/24 — @ Santa Fe Catholic (SSAC)
10/31 — SSAC Playoffs or “match-up” game, Time TBD
11/7 — SSAC Playoffs or “match-up” game, Time TBD
Next week's schedule breakdown: Windermere Prep