PREVIEW: Division up for grabs when CFCA takes on OCP, other Week Four action

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PREVIEW: Division up for grabs when CFCA takes on OCP, other Week Four action
PREVIEW: Division up for grabs when CFCA takes on OCP, other Week Four action
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Week Four Game of the Week: Central Florida Christian Academy (3-0, 2-0 division) at Orlando Christian Prep (2-0, 2-0 in division), 7 p.m.


Much like a season ago, the Central Florida Christian Academy Eagles find themselves entering their fourth game with a 3-0 record.

Unlike last season, though, the Eagles — under first-year coach Michael Bonneville — are hoping to extend that streak to 4-0 when they travel for a big divisional game at Orlando Christian Prep.

Both teams are undefeated, with the Warriors sitting at 2-0 and well-rested after a bye week. Both teams also have been dominant in their wins; OCP has an average margin of victory of 49 points while the margin through three games for CFCA has been 45.7 points.

The final similarity — and perhaps the most intriguing — is that this contest will represent the first big test for both programs this season. Bonneville has indicated he is excited to see how his boys will respond when they are confronted with a heightened level of adversity, and there is a strong chance that will be the case on Friday.

The two teams last met in 2011 — a 33-0 win for Orlando Christian Prep that the Eagles will hope to avenge.

Week Four's other contests:

Legacy Charter (1-1, 1-1 division) at Merritt Island Christian (0-3, 0-3 division), 7 p.m.

Scouting report: The Eagles stumbled against Orlando Christian Prep in Week Two before a bye week but should be able to regain their momentum when they travel to take on a Merritt Island Christian program that has fallen on hard times and has yet to score this season.

Extra point: Legacy defeated the Cougars in 2013, 48-32.

Taylor (1-2) at Foundation Academy (0-3), 7 p.m.

Scouting report: Foundation seems to have righted some of its offensive woes and hopes to continue that trend against a defense that has allowed 61 points in two weeks. If the Lions can get the ball to playmakers such as Darius Irvin and Conrad Brown, then Foundation should be able successful.

Extra point: The Lions, a Class 2A program, played “up” for first two games against 3A programs before facing a fellow 2A program last week and will not get chance to pick up first win against a 1A school.

The First Academy — Leesburg (2-0) at Windermere Prep (2-0), 4 p.m.

Scouting report: This non-division Sunshine State Athletic Conference game will pit two of the league’s unbeaten’s against one another. Windermere Prep will have its defense, which has looked good through two victories to open the season, tested when the TFA-Leesburg offense comes to town. The Eagles are averaging 35.5 points per contest.

Extra point: Lakers will look to avenge a 46-20 loss from a season ago.

Colonial (1-2, 0-0 district) at Dr. Phillips (3-0, 0-0 district), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: The Grenadiers and Panthers open district play with Colonial on a two-game skid after blowing past Ocoee in its season opener. DP, meanwhile, has looked like it was expected to look: dominant. So, as long as Panthers’ defense plays to its potential, the Grenadiers should have problems keeping pace.

Extra point: The Grenadiers last beat the Panthers in 2004; DP smoked Colonial a season ago, 62-22.

Lake Howell (0-3, 0-0 district) at Ocoee (0-3, 0-0 district), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: What separates these two winless programs so far this season? Three points. Ocoee has been shut out through three games, while Lake Howell converted a field goal in its opener. One of those offenses should be able to get on the right path this week — and that team will find itself with its first win.

Extra point: Despite rough starts for both programs, one of these teams will be undefeated in district play by the end of the night as the season-within-the-season begins.

Leesburg (2-1) at West Orange (3-0), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: Although this contest won’t have the hype that last week’s game against Oak Ridge did, it should make for another good test for coach Bob Head’s program seeing as the Yellow Jackets have started the season 2-1. West Orange’s depth of playmakers should keep Leesburg honest on defense throughout the contest. 

Extra point: Warriors coasted in this contest a season ago, 41-14.

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

Scouting report: The Eagles scored a bunch in their opener against Evans but have struggled on offense in the two weeks since. That should play into the hands of the Titans, who have a strong defense, which could lead to favorable field position for an offense that has improved each week dating back to the preseason.

Extra point: The Titans won a close one on the road in 2013, 34-31.


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