Admiral Farragut will be without its leading rusher Todd Macon, who is serving a school suspension and did not make the trip for tonight's Class 2A region quarterfinal game against Fort Myers Evangelical Christian.
"Todd made a mistake," Blue Jackets coach Chris Miller said. "We're a military school and I stand by the decision. I think it was fair."
Macon took over as the team's leading ball carrier when Cortavious Givens tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee against Canterbury in September. Macon responded by rushing for than 1,000 yards in the regular season. Macon will be able to play next week if dmiral Farragut wins.
"It will hurt us no doubt," Miller said. "We were going to trouble beating Evangelical with Todd. It's going to be even tougher without him. But we have guys who can run the ball. We'll use Napoleon Maxwell, Diego Harris and Dontae McGee."
The X factor in the game is Rayshawn Jenkins, a safety who can be used in a variety of ways on offense. Last year, Jenkins quarterbacked the Blue Jackets to a convincing win over Evangelical in the quarterfinals.
Miller would not say whether he planned to use Jenkins at quarterback tonight.
"We're going to let Rayshawn be Rayshawn," Miller said. "I'll keep it at that."