Hillsborough: Sunday morning quarterback

Not happening: Newsome’s Ramsey Bennett, left, feels Sickles players closing in on him during the Wolves’ 27-7 loss Friday.

EVE EDELHEIT | Times

Not happening: Newsome’s Ramsey Bennett, left, feels Sickles players closing in on him during the Wolves’ 27-7 loss Friday.

Hillsborough Super 7

1. Plant (2-0-1): If the 41-8 victory over Gaither is any indication, this offense is waterproof.

2. Armwood (2-0): On the bright side of their postponement, the Hawks get two more full days to prepare for Hillsborough.

3. Jefferson (3-0): Dragons, after beating Robinson 39-22, get a bye week before Armwood.

4. Sickles (3-0): Best team in school history.

5. Tampa Catholic (2-1): Crusaders need to bottle up that performance (27-3 win) at Tarpon Springs.

6. Newsome (2-1): Rain, rain went away Thursday against Sickles. Ray Ray would not.

7. Plant City (2-0): Raiders, idle this week, brace for desperate Durant.

In the conversation: Berkeley Prep (2-0), Bloomingdale (2-0), East Bay (2-0), Hillsborough (0-1), King (2-0), Tampa Bay Tech (1-1)

Audibles

"We have a great defense. We have a lot of great players, a lot of guys that are selfless and hard working. They play as a unit, they play together well, and our defensive coaches did a great job." — Brian Turner, Sickles coach, about his defense after a 27-7 win over Newsome

"He's a heck of a player. Anybody that's going to Alabama is pretty dang good. They're very good defensively." — John Davis, CCC coach, on Jesuit LB Vincent Jackson, who has a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide

A weekend spoiled

When asked to name the worst part about having Thursday's game at Hillsborough postponed to Monday (because of inclement weather), Armwood coach Sean Callahan cited:

1. Paying for another pregame meal.

2. Washing clothes your team didn't play in.

3. Knowing your next two opponents (Robinson, Jefferson) will be in the stands watching.

4. Being forced to cancel junior varsity practice Monday and Tuesday; the varsity staff coaches the JV.

5. Hearing your phone ring throughout the night (from people wanting to know the status of the game)

Blind side

Things we didn't see coming:

1. Newsome being held to seven points against Sickles. The Wolves, who had their way with Gaither offensively a week earlier, haven't been held to that few points at home since Sept. 4, 2009.

2. Garrett Young. The Cambridge Christian quarterback accounted for six TDs — three through the air, three on the ground — and completed 11 of 17 passes in a home-opening 48-21 win against Bishop McLaughlin.

3. Three days of football games in Week 3. Will we ever get a dry game night?

By the numbers

10 TDs totaled by Seffner Christian's Robbie Shell, who had four more in Friday's 63-6 win at Merritt Island Christian

29 Years since King began a season 3-0. The Lions can equal that mark Monday at home against Middleton

58 Points averaged by Seffner Christian in its first three games (all victories)

57.3 Points averaged by Seffner Christian's basketball team all of last season

197 Receiving yards for Carrollwood Day Wr Mike Smith in a 49-22 romp of Shorecrest

Final five words

Rain chance Monday: 50 percent

Hillsborough: Sunday morning quarterback 09/14/13 [Last modified: Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:58pm]

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