West Orange- and Southwest Orange-area teams had varying degrees of success Friday, Oct. 6. Here's what we learned from Week Seven of the 2023 football season.
1. HAWKS OFFENSE POSE THREAT
The Horizon High School football team defeated University High School 35-6 Friday, Oct. 6. The Hawks’ offense carried the ball 40 times for a total of 388 rushing yards, with linebacker Bo Kenney carrying the ball 13 times for 119 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, the Hawks had a total of 54 tackles — 25 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles and six tackle-for-loss — during the game.
2. LIONS SHOW VERSATILITY
The Foundation Academy football team defeated Seffner Christian Academy 49-15 Friday, Oct. 6. On the second play from the line of scrimmage, running back J.T. Bronaugh sprinting 54 yards into the opposing end zone. Throughout the first half of the game, Foundation scored 35 unanswered points. Quarterback Michael Dove threw two touchdowns for a total of 155 passing yards and added 72 rushing yards for two more touchdowns. Wide receiver C.J. Bronaugh had four receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown. J.T. Bronaugh carried the ball eight times for a total of 183 yards, contributing two touchdowns to the score. On the defensive side of the ball, defensive tackle Drew Flournoy had seven total tackles, four of which were tackle-for-loss, and four sacks.
3. KNIGHTS DEFENSE SHOWS STRENGTH
The Ocoee High School football team fell to Winter Park High School 14-10 Friday, Oct 6. Despite the loss, the Knights stayed strong on the defensive side of the ball, with 49 total tackles — 27 solo tackles, 22 assisted tackles and four tackle-for-loss — and three quarterback sacks. Outside linebacker Michael McClenton continued to lead the team with 16 total tackles — seven solo tackles, nine assisted tackles and two tackle-for-loss — during the game.
4. EAGLES KEEP FIGHTING
The Central Florida Christian Academy football team took a blow out loss of 41-0 against All Saints’ Academy Thursday, Oct. 5. However, the Eagles defensive line had 108 total tackles — 43 solo tackles, 65 assisted tackles and eight tackle-for-loss — and one quarterback sack. Defensive end Deontray Jones had 17 tackles during the game and defensive line Jacob Jean had 12 tackles during the game.
5. WOLVERINES OUTSIDE LINEBACKER SURPRISES
The Windermere High School football team took a loss of 35-21 against South Lake High School Friday, Oct. 6. Despite the loss, quarterback Bryce Speed went 9-for-18 in passing for a total of 118 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, the Wolverines had 76 total tackles, with outside linebacker Joao Araujo leading the team with 17.