West Orange- and Southwest Orange-area teams had varying degrees of success Friday, Sept. 2. Here's what we learned from Week Two of the 2022 season.
1. WINDERMERE PREP GROUND GAME IS POTENT
The Windermere Prep offense rushed for 338 yards on 36 attempts, averaging 13 yards per attempt. Running back Jackson Bennett made school history after rushing for 249 yards on 13 attempts, accumulating the second-highest rushing total in a game in school history. He also scored three touchdowns. Defensively, the Lakers only allowed four pass completions during the game and have allowed 9.5 points per game over the first two games.
2. WARRIORS QB IS A MISMATCH
West Orange Warriors quarterback Trever Jackson went 10 for 14 for 134 yards through the air, rushed the ball for 85 yards and scored two touchdowns. Wide receiver Jordyn Bridgewater had three catches for 60 yards, and wide receiver Larry Miles had three catches for 47 yards. Defensively, defensive lineman Chris Ficka performed 10 tackles, four and a half of which were tackles for loss, and two sacks. Linebacker Noah Nixon performed 11 tackles (five TFL) and one sack. Defensive back Devin Jackson had nine tackles during the game.
3. CFCA DOMINATES MOUNT DORA CHRISTIAN
Central Florida Christian Academy quarterback Jacob Kania completed 16 of 20 attempts for 182 yards, scored two touchdowns and completed one interception. Kania rushed the ball six times for 175 yards and scored one touchdown. Running back Marcus McCrimmon Jr. rushed the ball 30 times for 175 yards and scored two touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, inside linebacker Alix Charles had seven tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception. The Eagles held Mount Dora to a total of 87 yards.
4. TITANS QB HAS A BIG NIGHT
Olympia High School quarterback Juan Gainous threw five touchdowns, while running back Shazaar Roberts rushed for more than 100 yards and wide receiver Xavier Tucker had more than 100 yards and scored two touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, Jalon Thompson and Allen Sieni both nabbed interceptions.
5. LIONS SHOW HEART
Foundation Academy running back J.T. Bronaugh rushed the ball 14 times for 124 yards and scored the only touchdown for the Lions. On defense, linebacker Sam Zagame led the team with 10 tackles, while defensive lineman Damian Williams got three pancake blocks during the game.