PREVIEW: Dr. Phillips travels to Lake Mary for high-profile clash
| 1:50 p.m. September 3, 2015
GAME OF THE WEEK:
Dr. Phillips (1-0) at Lake Mary (0-1), 7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: The Panthers will play the second leg of their brutal six-game stretch to open the season after posting a sound victory at Wekiva. Lake Mary has become one of the region’s powerhouses in the past few years and draws energized home crowds.
SCOUTING REPORT: Lake Mary saw a 20-game regular-season winning streak come to an end in Week One when the Rams traveled to Jacksonville to take on Bolles. So it’s safe to assume coach Scott Perry’s team is anxious to get back on the field. Lake Mary had trouble defending the rush last week, though, which should be music to the ears of Dr. Phillips’ skilled backfield, including dynamic senior Jaquarius Bargnare. On defense, the Panthers will have to try to slow Rams running back Marquis Mickens — a standout junior with offers from Kentucky and Marshall, among others.
FRIDAY'S OTHER ACTION:
Winter Park (1-0) at West Orange (1-0), 7:30 p.m.
THE BUZZ: The Warriors host the Wildcats as the two teams lock horns for the first time since 2013 — when Winter Park ended West Orange’s season in the state playoffs.
SCOUTING REPORT: A close runner-up for Game of the Week, this week’s contest will constitute a significant contrast for the Warriors, who cruised to a 45-0 win in Week One over Foundation Academy. West Orange’s defense will have its hands full trying to slow Wildcats quarterback Nick Sproles, who threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns last week.
Foundation Academy (0-1) at The First Academy (1-0), 7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: After getting shut out by West Orange in the Battle of Winter Garden, Foundation gets to take on another tough task in traveling to take on the Royals.
SCOUTING REPORT: Coach Brad Lord scheduled a tough opening to the season on purpose for his Lions, hoping to get them as battle-tested as possible before district play. To defeat the Royals, the Lions will have to cut down on mistakes and be more physical, Lord said.
Legacy Charter (1-0) vs. TFA-Leesburg (1-0), 7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Legacy takes to its home field at Walker Field after a surprising shutout victory over CFCA in Week One.
SCOUTING REPORT: It seems coach Jarrett Wiggers might not need to pick one quarterback, after all. The Eagles had success in utilizing the skill sets of Hilton Lamprecht, who throws well, and Gehrig Chambless, who runs well, in the opener against CFCA.
Ocoee (0-1) at Lake Nona (0-1), 7:30 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Ocoee hits the road for the first time under coach Ben Bullock and looks to shake off a disappointing Week One performance.
SCOUTING REPORT: The Knights probably were not going to defeat last year’s state champions, anyway, but turning the ball over in their red zone multiple times against Apopka in Week One didn’t help. Friday’s big question will be whether Ocoee can settle in and play within itself against a Lake Nona team searching for a new identity.
Olympia (0-1) at East River (0-1), 7:30 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Olympia faces a winnable road game after letting things slip away against Seminole in Week One.
SCOUTING REPORT: Sophomore quarterback Joe Milton had some strong throws, and CFCA transfer Bradley Dos Santos is a bit of a wild card for the Titans at wide receiver, but Olympia will have to get better blocking up front to score its first win under coach Kyle Hayes.
Windermere Prep (0-1) vs. All Saints (0-1), 4:30 p.m.
THE BUZZ: The Lakers lost for the first time since 2013 in Week One and figure to be amped up — and angry — on Friday.
SCOUTING REPORT: There’s a good chance Windermere Prep — which, in defeat, might have learned some valuable things about its personnel — will take it to the visitors from Winter Haven.
CFCA (0-1) vs. St. John Lutheran (0-1), 7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Two teams held scoreless in Week One losses figure to get at least one of their offenses on track this week.
SCOUTING REPORT: Dropped passes hurt CFCA against Legacy, as did allowing big plays on defense.
Dr. Phillips over Lake Mary, West Orange over Winter Park, The First Academy over Foundation Academy, Legacy Charter over TFA-Leesburg, Lake Nona over Ocoee, Olympia over East River, Windermere Prep over All Saints, CFCA over St. John Lutheran