PREVIEW: Legacy goes on road for big game, other Week Nine contests
| 10:28 a.m. October 23, 2014
WEEK NINE GAME OF THE WEEK: Legacy Charter (5-2) at Santa Fe Catholic (3-3), 7 p.m.
Although they are not eligible for the Sunshine State Athletic Conference’s playoffs, the Legacy Charter Eagles are having a strong season in 2014 and, as they prepare for their contests in Weeks 10 and 11, they will try to close their regular season on a good note against Santa Fe Catholic.
This contest, a road game for the Eagles, likely will have a unique, emotional atmosphere, because it is the first home game for Santa Fe after the team lost one of its own. Gil Kromer, a 17-year-old defensive tackle, died on Oct. 12 of bacterial meningitis.
Legacy has played well in the two weeks following a tough loss to CFCA, beating Lake Mary Prep and The Master’s Academy by a combined score of 90-26. Senior quarterback Colton Liddell has accounted for nine touchdowns in the past two weeks.
Week Nine's other action:
All Saints (4-3) at CFCA (6-1); 7 p.m.
Scouting report: These two teams last met in 2008, a victory for All Saints in a season that saw CFCA finish 2-9. Much has changed since then, and both teams are having turnaround seasons with winning records in 2014.
The Saints have won three consecutive games and four of their last five. The Eagles are rested after a bye week and will want to create some positive momentum before the Sunshine State Athletic Conference playoffs begin Oct. 31.
Extra point: All Saints is a provisional member of the SSAC and is ineligible for the playoffs this season.
Bishop McLaughlin (1-6, 1-4 division) at Windermere Prep, (6-0, 4-0 division), 7 p.m.; at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex
Scouting report: The Lakers, whose home field does not have lights because of agreements with nearby residential neighborhoods, will celebrate their Homecoming with a special off-campus contest to be played at Disney’s Wide World of Sports under the lights. Scoring outputs so far this season tilt heavily in favor of Windermere Prep, whose 57.2 points per game dwarfs Bishop McLaughlin’s 12.7 per contest.
Extra point: The contest will mark the first meeting between the two programs.
Foundation Academy (3-4) at Trinity Prep (5-3), 7 p.m.
Scouting report: The challenging schedule coach Brad Lord laid out for his Class 2A program this season continues with yet another Class 3A opponent.
This time, the Lions will travel to take on Trinity Prep in Winter Park in a showdown that will serve as a prelude to the biggest game of the year for Foundation — an Oct. 31 win-and-you’re-in affair with Agape Christian.
In the meantime, Foundation will have its hands full trying to contain the Saints’ dual-threat quarterback, Jared Herron, whose highlights include a performance against Melbourne Holy Trinity on Oct. 3 that saw him rush for four touchdowns and pass for another.
Extra point: These programs last met in 2012. That game resulted in a 17-10 win for the Lions.
Scouting report: The Knights will be playing for pride and will have their hands full with a dynamic Mustangs offensive attack that includes senior quarterback Bart Bell and running backs Jarvis Scott and Jaylen Fair. Wekiva’s only loss in district play came at the hands of Oak Ridge. Wekiva has a high-profile matchup with Winter Springs looming on Oct. 31 — an opportunity, perhaps, for the Knights to catch them looking too far ahead.
Extra point: The Mustangs took the victory a season ago — but by just one score, 28-21.
Evans (1-6) at Dr. Phillips (7-0), 7:30 p.m.; Thursday
Scouting report: Once again, there’s no reason to believe the Panthers won’t extend their regular-season winning streak to 31 consecutive games. Evans is averaging less than 7 points per game (6.3 through seven contests) and shouldn’t figure to give Dr. Phillips’ staunch defense much of a test.
Extra point: The Panthers have dominated this series the past three years.