Latest Team Rankings
Free Text Alerts
|ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports|
|College Teams||High Schools|
October 1, 2013
Halfway through the year and are there any real surprises?
I took a look at the district standings yesterday and pretty much the 'same old same old' is there. Very few newcomers to the dance, but some teams are off to pretty good starts.
Read my Lips... Rickards won
George Herbert Walker Bush uttered those famous words (Ok - not the Rickards part)the last time Rickards beat Lincoln. Friday's 43-42 win by Tallahassee Rickards came in triple overtime as Alabama State commit Charlie Kelly became a one-man wrecking crew for the Trojans.
Lincoln's loss wasn't the only reverberation in the Top 25 - as Plant was bounced out of the poll for the first time since 2009 - with a loss to someone other than Armwood - losing to Tampa Bay Tech 14-7. Both Lincoln and Plant are out of the Top 25 for the first time since 2003.
Oh no! Don't kick it there!
It would probably be safer for Niceville opponents to just take the penalty and kick the ball out of bounds - rather than kick off to ATH Tyre McCants. McCants has four - yes four - kickoff returns for a touchdown this year. All have been more than 80 yards.
Niceville is rolling offensively, thanks to McCants and jr. [db]Shi'kim Coward[/db]. The Eagles are scoring so quickly that Coward has moved to defense to get some additional playing time and stay in shape.
The more things change...
Dwyer and Apopka have been scoring machines, averaging over 44 points a game as well. It's a bit surprising for the Blue Darters, who lost QB Zack Darlington in the season opener to a concussion (his second in two months). Yet the offense that put up 53 against Cypress Bay in the 8A state title game just keeps on keeping on.
One tough cookie
Three team districts are brutal, but the winner of Godby-Wakulla this Friday will have an inside track - maybe.
Wakulla (5-0), Godby (3-1) and Rickards (4-0) have a combined 12-1 record and one of these teams is staying home come the third week of November.
Another odd-man-out district is 4-3A, with the four teams on top a combined 17-3 (Lakeland Christian 5-0; Tampa Catholic 4-1; Frostproof 4-1; Fort Meade 4-1). Only two of those will advance. Add to that mix Berkeley Prep - which at 2-2 is not out of it by any means.
District 5-3A is a three-team race - right now - with CCC, SPC and Calvary at a combined 12-3... in 7-1A, there's a three-way logjam with Chiefland (5-0), Union Count (4-0) and Dixie County (4-0). Add Newberry (3-2) and Williston (4-1) to the list and you've got yourself a pretty tight district race - with a combined record of 20-3.
That's just a few of the races we're keeping an eye on.
Friday Night Rewind