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PREVIEW: Eagles host Eagles to highlight Week One schedule
Southwest Orange Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 5 years ago

PREVIEW: Eagles host Eagles to highlight Week One schedule

by: Steven Ryzewski Senior Sports Editor



Legacy Charter at CFCA, 7:30 p.m.

THE BUZZ: The Eagles meet the Eagles for the third time in this series as the two Ocoee-based schools open their respective Sunshine State Athletic Conference slates. Series is even at 1-1.

EXTRA POINT: For Legacy, who gets the snaps at quarterback? With Gehrig Chambless and Hilton Lamprecht doing different things well, will coach Jarrett Wiggers take more of a two-QB approach? And, for CFCA, how much will the increased depth that team’s growing popularity has created make a difference?


Dr. Phillips at Wekiva, 7:30 p.m.

THE BUZZ: The Panthers meet the Mustangs for the first time since 2012, when Dr. Phillips cruised to a 28-8 win.

EXTRA POINT: The Panthers weren’t quite as efficient as they would have liked to be during their preseason classic against Jones, but they won’t have that luxury against Wekiva. This out-of-district contest begins Dr. Phillips’ brutal six-game stretch to begin the fall that ends just in time for the Panthers’ bye week.

Ocoee vs. Apopka, 7:30 p.m.

THE BUZZ: How’s this for an early test of how far new coach Ben Bullock’s Knights have come? Last year’s champion in Class 8A will be in the house.

EXTRA POINT: In just one half of play against a talented Bishop Moore team, Ocoee surprisingly held its own and almost tied the contest before it was called at the half. The Knights hurt themselves, though, with unnecessary penalties — something they simply cannot do if they hope to have a shot against the Blue Darters.

Olympia vs. Seminole, 7:30 p.m.

THE BUZZ: First meeting between these two programs doubles as first game of the Kyle Hayes era at Olympia.

EXTRA POINT: Facing off against another opponent from Seminole County in its kickoff classic last week, Olympia looked formidable and moved the ball on offense — something it did not do well in the spring. If the Titans’ offense can sustain drives, Olympia should have a good chance against the Seminoles, who averaged just 18.3 points per contest last fall.

Windermere Prep vs. St. Stephen’s Episcopal, 4 p.m.

THE BUZZ: The Lakers will have the biggest target on their backs of anyone in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference this fall after dominating the league in 2014.

EXTRA POINT: Judging from Windermere Prep’s performance in the preseason jamboree at Lake Highland Prep last week, the Lakers still can score pretty well but will have to be a little more methodical and sustain longer drives than it did in 2014 when many of the scoring drives were two and three plays long.

Foundation Academy at West Orange, 7:30 p.m.

THE BUZZ: The first “Battle of Winter Garden” is also the Warriors’ first game on their newly replaced turf playing surface.

EXTRA POINT: Can Foundation keep this close? Brad Lord’s program figures to be a contender in Class 2A and has some impressive skill players to its credit, but the sizable differences in roster depth, size and athleticism between the two neighboring programs suggests it would be an accomplishment if this one was still close at halftime. For West Orange, how will the offensive line look after losing standout Terrell Tolbert for the season?

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