Preview: Area teams take to gridiron for Week Three matchups
| 8:08 a.m. September 10, 2015
GAME OF THE WEEK
Dr. Phillips (2-0) at West Orange (2-0), 7:30 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Get there early. The Panthers and Warriors are returning to the gridiron with the Ol’ Orange Crate — currently in Dr. Phillips’ possession — at stake.
SCOUTING REPORT: West Orange has a prolific offense, and Dr. Phillips has a ruthless defense. Although the Warriors showed some promise running the ball against Winter Park, the Panthers’ run defense has been stout through two games. With that in mind, the most intriguing element of Friday’s game will be how Dr. Phillips’ secondary handles West Orange’s aerial attack. Quarterback Woody Barrett, an Auburn commit, will look to elude a formidable pass rush while Panthers cornerbacks Tanner Ingle and Chance Bush will be charged with the task of trying to cover blue chip receiver Eddie McDoom.
FRIDAY'S OTHER ACTION:
Legacy Charter (2-0) at Ocala Christian (1-1), 7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: The Eagles look to continue their undefeated start up the Turnpike in Ocala.
SCOUTING REPORT: Both teams have played The First Academy-Leesburg, with different results. Legacy won 29-12, but Ocala Christian fell, 26-12 — although the Crusaders did bounce back with a 45-20 victory in Week Two over Mount Dora Bible.
Olympia (1-1) at Colonial (1-1), 7:30 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Titans look to win consecutive games for the first time since 2012.
SCOUTING REPORT: Can Olympia’s offense get it going against a Grenadiers defense that gave up 24 points in a loss to Jones in Week Two?
CFCA (1-1) at Orangewood Christian (1-1), 7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Eagles look to win consecutive games while hitting road for first road game of the season.
SCOUTING REPORT: Will CFCA’s Judah Stone, who scored four times in Week Two, have continued success against a Rams defense that allowed 56 points last week?
Foundation Academy (0-2) vs. Carrollwood Day (2-0), 7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Lions try to get into win column against a formidable Patriots squad.
SCOUTING REPORT: A matchup of talented running backs with Foundation’s Gabe Walker, who registered a touchdown against The First Academy, squaring off against Carrollwood Day’s Yahsin Wooten, who rushed for 189 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-21 victory over Seffner Christian.
Windermere Prep (1-1) at Canterbury (0-2), 7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: The Lakers travel to St. Pete for first road game of the season.
SCOUTING REPORT: Windermere Prep’s offense has scored a combined 89 points through the first two games and doesn’t figured to be slowed much by Canterbury.
Ocoee (1-1): The Knights return to action on Sept. 18 at Edgewater.