Carrollwood Day or Admiral Farragut?
We started our series of district previews today, and we start with Class 2A-5 right HERE.
While Bob Putnam and Joey Knight, the authors of the preview, are picking Admiral Farragut first and CDS second, I mentioned on Twitter (where I can be found at @JohnnyHomeTeam) that CDS coach Lane McLaughlin has almost convinced me that the Patriots, and not the Blue Jackets, will be winning that district.
They looked good this weekend in 7-on-7, with new QB Vidal Woodruff hooking up with RB Robert Davis and WR Andy Embody, but McLaughlin said he has some hogs to play on the offensive line this year for a change. He's pumped up.
Cortavious Givens, AFA's top player if his knee gets back to 100 percent, and former CDS QB Billy Embody (his brother Andy is on this year's squad) engaged in a little back-and-forth on Twitter on the correct order for 2A-5.
Givens best point was this: I didn't play in last year's game.
Which is true. In last year's thrilling 49-41 Blue Jacket win (one of the most exciting games on the season, by the way), Givens was unable to suit up due to a season-ending ACL injury. With Givens back at full strength, he might offset the addition of Woodruff, and the Blue Jackets' Brad Hyman-Muhammad also had a solid summer and will make the AFA defense that much better.
In last year's game, Davis rushed for 326 yards and AFA's Todd Macon (who is also back in 2012) ran for 293 yards, with each back scoring four times and the defenses practically taking the afternoon off.
But CDS only threw for 26 yards, and Andy Embody didn't have any catches. I could go on and on, so rest assured, no matter what you say about CDS or AFA, their upcoming game this season will be one of the most talked about in the area.