West Orange- and Southwest Orange-area teams had varying degrees of success Thursday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 15. Here's what we learned from Week Four of the 2023 football season.
1. PANTHERS PASSING GAME EXCELS
The Dr. Phillips High School football team defeated Windermere 58-35 during a district game Thursday, Sept. 14. Quarterback Stanley Anderson-Lofton went 14-for-20 for a total of 331 passing yards. The Panthers carried the ball a total of 37 times during the game for 351 rushing yards — running backs Amari Major and Kenorris White contributed by carrying the ball 17 times for 163 yards and 13 times for 102 yards, respectively. On the defensive side of the ball, the Panthers had a total of 38 tackles — five of which were tackle-for-loss, 18 solo tackles and 20 assisted tackles — as well as four quarterback sacks.
2. WOLVERINES WORK ON ONE GAME AT A TIME
The Windermere High School football team took a loss against Dr. Phillips 58-35 Thursday, Sept. 14. The Wolverines continue to improve on every aspect of the game week by week. Quarterback Bryce Speed went 13-for-24 for a total of 262 passing yards. Athlete Isaiah Nell carried the ball five times for 105 yards during the game. On the defensive side of the ball, the Wolverines had 57 total tackles with three of those being tackle-for-loss. Kicker Lucas Glassburn totaled 365 yards on six kickoffs during the game and 80 yards on three punts with an average of 60.8 yards per kickoff and 26.7 yards per punt.
3. LIONS FIGHT BACK
Despite a 32-14 loss against Orlando Christian Prep Friday, Sept. 15, the Foundation Academy football team posed good numbers during the game. Running back J.T. Bronaugh carried the ball nine for a total of 86 yards and a touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, the Lions accumulated 20 total tackles during the game — nine of which were solo tackles — two force fumbles and one pass deflection. Linebacker Cole Huntley had seven total tackles — two of which were solo tackles — and one interception return of 96 yards for a touchdown. Defensive tackle Drew Flournoy had a total of 13 tackles — five of which were solo tackles.
4. ROYALS DEFENSE STAYS STRONG
Despite a 28-22 loss against Pine Ridge High School Friday, Sept. 15, The First Academy football team continues to show prowess on its defensive skills by having 52 total tackles during the game — 36 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles and 6.5 tackle-for-loss.
5. EAGLES GETS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON
The Legacy Charter football team defeated Trinity Prep 39-0 Thursday, Sept. 14. On the defensive side of the ball, the Eagles had 48 total tackles — 27 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles and 12 tackle-for-loss.