WEEK FIVE PREVIEW: Lions looking to build on victory

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WEEK FIVE PREVIEW: Lions looking to build on victory
WEEK FIVE PREVIEW: Lions looking to build on victory
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Week Five Game of the Week:

Orangewood Christian (1-2) at Foundation Academy (1-3), 7 p.m.

Lions looking to build on victory

For the third time in this young season, the Lions will find themselves playing up a classification against a Class 3A opponent.

Orangewood is averaging just seven points per game through its first three contests, which could be favorable for a Foundation Academy defense that is allowing 31.8 points per game. 

Coach Brad Lords’ squad got its first taste of victory a week ago and will look to establish some momentum with district play still three weeks away.

The Lions doubled down on their ground attack a week ago, attempting just two passes and rushing for 377 yards as team. If Foundation can match its average of 11.1 yards per carry from a week ago it would take the Lions a long way toward turning last week’s victory into a winning streak.

Orangewood won a close one in 2013, 21-20.

Week Five's other games:

Faith Christian (1-2, 1-1 division) at CFCA (3-1, 2-1 division), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: With both Orlando Christian Prep (3-0 division) and The Master’s Academy (2-0 division) undefeated within the Beach Division of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference, the losing team in this matchup will find itself in a tough spot with two division losses. 

Extra point: This will be the first meeting between the two programs — Faith Christian played its first season in 2013.

Legacy Charter (2-1, 2-1 division) at International Community School (0-3, 0-3 division), 7 p.m.

Scouting report: International Community is averaging just 9.7 points per contest through three losses to open the season, compared to the Eagles’ 31.2 average. The Comets are coming off a bye week.

Extra point: International Community won easily in the 2013 meeting, 30-13.

Windermere Prep  (3-0, 2-0 division) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal (3-1, 2-1 division), 7 p.m.

Scouting report: The Lakers will travel roughly two hours southwest of their Windermere campus to take on the Falcons in a key division battle. Each team has a few dominant wins to its credit already, but St. Stephen’s lone loss is to Seffner Christian — a squad Windermere Prep defeated 46-20.

Extra point: The Lakers are scoring in bunches this season, averaging 57 points per contest.

Ocoee (1-3, 1-0 district) — bye week

University (Orlando) (2-2) at Dr. Phillips (4-0), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: The Panthers’ road to another undefeated regular season will take them through the Cougars, who likely will provide a tougher test than Dr. Phillips experienced in Week Four against Colonial (a 35-0 victory). After starting 2-0, University has dropped two close contests, and senior running back Victor Vasquez is averaging 130 rushing yards per game.

Extra point: The Panthers had little trouble with the Cougars in 2013, cruising to a 51-14 victory.

Jones (2-2) at West Orange (4-0), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: The Tigers have seemingly improved each week, at least on the offensive side of the ball. Jones opened the season scoring just two points (a loss to Wekiva), scored 18 in a win against Colonial, added 21 in a loss to Matanzas and most recently put up 63 in a win over Atlantic. Although the Warriors will be favored, West Orange’s defense will have to be prepared.

Extra point: The Warriors won 43-0 in 2013 at Jones.

Timber Creek (2-1) at Olympia (0-3), 7:30 p.m.

Scouting report: The Titans’ defense will have its hands full with the Wolves’ elite running back, Jacques Patrick. Patrick is averaging 256.3 rushing yards per game for Timber Creek at a rate of 9.6 yards per carry. Olympia’s offense, which played well two weeks ago against Freedom but regressed in last week’s loss to Edgewater, will need a bounce-back week.

Extra point: Timber Creek won a high-scoring affair in 2013, 46-35.