Advertisement
  1. Archive

TONIGHT'S MATCHUPS

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

All games at 7:30 unless noted

MATCHUP THE SKINNY OUR PICkS
Pasco (1-0) at South Sumter (1-1) The Pirates face their toughest road test since back-to-back losses at Nature Coast and Zephyrhills in 2007. South Sumter cruised to a 64-0 victory over Central last week, but lost 37-7 in Week 1 to Clermont East Ridge. The Raiders are always tough at home, where they have not lost a regular-season game since a 31-21 setback against Eustis in September 2007. Izzy Gould's pick: Pasco, 35-28 Keith Niebuhr's pick: Pasco, 20-18
Wesley Chapel (0-2) at Wiregrass Ranch (2-0) The up-and-coming Bulls play their second game in four days after a 13-7 victory over Zephyrhills on Monday. Two consecutive wins mark the best start and most victories in Wiregrass Ranch's short history. This marks the worst start for Wesley Chapel since the program's first season in 1999 when the Wildcats went 1-9. Izzy: Wiregrass, 21-20 Keith: Wiregrass, 27-13
Mitchell (2-0) at Clearwater Central Catholic (2-0) Even though Mitchell has played two games without injured starting QB Cody Van De Boe, the offense hasn't missed a beat. And don't forget about the defense, which has allowed only 19 total points and has recovered five fumbles. Izzy: Mitchell, 21-10 Keith: CCC 20-19
Nature Coast (2-0) at Crystal River (1-0) This should be the Sharks' first true test. Crystal River ripped Belleview in Week 1 to the tune of 47-7 and has had two weeks to prepare for Nature Coast thanks to a bye. The Pirates are led by senior running back Travaughn Brooks, who has rushed for 243 yards and four touchdowns. Izzy: Nature Coast, 34-24 Keith: Nature Coast 33-13
Springstead (1-1) at Land O'Lakes (1-0) The Gators are eager to return from a bye week after a 52-0 win over Ridgewood in Week 1. The Gators could be on their way to another romp with Springstead's rebuilding project in high gear. Izzy: Land O'Lakes, 42-14 Keith: Land O'Lakes, 31-10
Ridgewood (0-2) at Gulf (2-0) Don't be fooled by last week's 21-point win over River Ridge; Gulf was in the fight of its life. The good news: The Bucs made big plays when they needed to, and that bodes well. The Ridgewood defense has allowed yards in chunks and that's a big issue. Izzy: Gulf, 24-6 Keith: Gulf, 27-7
Hudson (1-1) at Sunlake (0-1) The Seahawks are coming off a bye but are in the midst of a storm of tough games, having lost to Wiregrass Ranch and traveling to Gulf next week. The Cobras have the top passer in Pasco County with Zack Wynn and his 519 passing yards and five touchdowns. Izzy: Hudson, 28-10 Keith: Hudson 27-10
Anclote (0-1) at River Ridge (0-2) For Anclote, this is the program's first game against a Pasco opponent. River Ridge is an angry team after letting a good chance slip away against Gulf last week. In two games, both winnable, the Royal Knights have eight turnovers. Izzy: River Ridge, 23-9 Keith: River Ridge, 28-8
Orlando Jones (1-1) at Zephyrhills (0-1) The Fightin' Tigers score a lot but give up a lot of points. They have been in tight games with a 20-19 win over Deltona and a 42-39 loss to Lake Highland Prep. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are playing their second game of the week with a promising quarterback in Charles Smith and a lot of quick moving parts capable of breaking the big play. Izzy: Jones, 32-14 Keith: Jones, 30-20
Oviedo Master's Academy (0-2) at Hernando Christian (0-2), 7 Leopards coach David Raley continues to tinker with HCA in hopes of finding the right mix of coaching and listening for that breakthrough game. OMA has lost its past two games by a combined score of 78-21. Izzy: HCA, 19-13 Keith: HCA, 18-16
Bishop McLaughlin (0-2) at Ocala Christian (2-0) OC is putting up big numbers in its first three wins, outscoring opponents a whopping 135-23. The Hurricanes have scraped together only eight points in two games while allowing 72. Izzy: OC, 21-6 Keith: Bishop, 13-12

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement