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Windermere Observer Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 5 years ago

Preview: Windermere Prep hosts Seffner Christian to headline Week Three schedule

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by: Steven Ryzewski Senior Sports Editor

Week Three Game of the Week:

Seffner Christian (2-0, 1-0 in division) at Windermere Prep (1-0, 1-0 in division), 4:30 p.m.

Windermere Prep had its first home game canceled, thanks to the storm that rolled through Central Florida on Aug. 29, and the Lakers seemingly saved all that energy and released it on Keswick Christian on Sept. 5, cruising to a 55-14 victory.

Now, Windermere Prep will play one of its biggest games of the season when it hosts Seffner Christian, a program that is an annual contender in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference. 

The Lakers will rely heavily on junior quarterback Parker Davis, who was stellar in the team’s win on Friday, tossing just two incompletions while carving up the Keswick Christian defense for more than 300 total yards.

Windermere Prep will have its hands full with the Crusaders, who outscored their first two opponents, 77-10.

Seffner edged the Lakers in a shootout a season ago, 47-42, making this a budding rivalry in the SSAC.

The rest of this week's action:

International Community School (0-2 overall, 0-2 in division) at CFCA (2-0 overall, 1-0 in division), 7 p.m. 

Scouting report: Two teams who have gotten off to very different starts this season meet in this Week Three matchup. CFCA has outscored opponents 102-3, while ICS has been outscored 88-21 through the first two weeks.

Extra point: Comets are off to an 0-2 start after going 8-2 in 2013.

Foundation Academy (0-2) at Carrollwood Day (0-2), 7 p.m.

Scouting report: The bad news? The Lions will have to travel all the way to Tampa for this road game.The good news? One of these winless teams will come away with its first victory.

Extra point: Game against Carrollwood represents Foundation’s first game this season against a fellow Class 2A opponent. The Lions first two games saw them playing up against Class 3A programs.

Dr. Phillips (2-0) at Seminole (1-1), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: Seminole is off to a positive enough start this season, having defeated Lake Howell in Week One, 20-3, and then holding its own against a good Manatee team in Week Two before falling, 37-20. Dr. Phillips has rolled so far, as expected.

Extra point: Panthers owned the Seminoles in 2013, 42-7.

Winter Park (2-0) at Ocoee (0-2), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: Another tough out-of-district opponent for the Knights to start the season, Ocoee will welcome the Wildcats to campus on Friday. While Winter Park will be favored here, there is hope for the Knights’ offense, which has sputtered out of the gate, as they prep to take on a Wildcats’ defense that has allowed 56 points through its first two games.

Extra point: Ocoee played Winter Park close a season ago, falling 19-14 on the road.

Oak Ridge (2-0) at West Orange (2-0), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: A close runner-up for the Game of the Week honors, this one features a state title hopeful in Class 8A (West Orange) hosting a state title hopeful in Class 7A (Oak Ridge). Oak Ridge is riding especially high after knocking off area powerhouse Apopka in a Week One upset.

Extra point: West Orange won handedly in this match up a season ago, 53-24.

Olympia (0-1) at Freedom (0-2), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: Olympia gave a gutsy performance against Dr. Phillips last week it will hope to build off of, while Freedom has struggled and been outscored 90-13 through two weeks. The Patriots’ defense has been questionable so far and may give the Titans’ offense an opportunity to find a rhythm.

Extra point: Freedom edged Olympia in a close one a season ago, 28-21.

Legacy Charter — bye week

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