High school football preview capsules: Week 2

High school football preview capsules: Week 2


High school football preview capsules: Week 2


Holy Trinity (1-0) at Orangewood Christian (1-0)

4 p.m., Maitland

The Rams won at Orlando Christian Prep in the opener 21-12, while Holy Trinity defeated Father Lopez 33-18. The Tigers won this game last year 34-10 at home, though it was postponed by weather. They had not played since 2007 and ’08, when Holy Trinity won 40-3 and 47-20 respectively.

Eau Gallie (1-0) at Jensen Beach (0-1)

7 p.m.

The Falcons lost to Dakota Ridge, 31-20, while the Commodores defeated Viera 21-13. In addition to making seven tackles against the Hawks, Antoine Rutledge forced a fumble and made three stops behind the line. Eau Gallie lost to the Falcons 18-14 at home last year. The previous two years, they were district opponents, Jensen Beach winning both times (53-32 and 40-8).

Boca Raton Christian (1-0) vs. Merritt Island Christian (0-0)

7 p.m.

The Blazers defeated the South Florida Heat 42-14 last week. This is the season opener for the Cougars, who will begin Sunshine State Athletic Conference play next week at Landmark Christian. MIC coach David Nevad wants his team to finish better than in its preseason game: the offense finishing drives and the defense wrapping up their tackles.

Melbourne Central Catholic (0-1, 0-0) at Trinity Prep (0-1, 0-0)

7 p.m., Winter Park

The Hustlers lost to rival Cocoa Beach in Week 1, 27-7, while committing four turnovers. Trinity Prep is coming off a 28-6 loss at Berkeley Prep. MCC beat the Saints 29-14 last year and has beaten them three years in a row. This is the Class 3A, District 4 district opener for both teams.

Florida Air (0-0) at Matanzas (0-1)

7 p.m., Palm Coast

The Falcons open their season tonight with one of only two road games in the first six weeks. They won their preseason game over Duval Academy 68-0. Matanzas lost to Flagler Palm Coast 42-3 in its opener. FAA lost to the Pirates 50-3 last year to start this series.

Titusville (1-0) at Heritage (1-0)

7:30 p.m.

The Panthers haven’t given up a point in their two outings, a 45-0 win at Space Coast in the season opener and a 36-0 preseason win at Viera. This is the first of two straight home games for Heritage. Last year in Titusville, the Terriers beat the Panthers 21-14, but Heritage started 4-2. Titusville opened last week with a 42-0 win over Pine Ridge. Carlos Carmicheal made nine tackles, three for loss, sacked the QB and recovered a fumble.

Cocoa Beach (1-0) at Viera (0-1)

7:30 p.m.

The Minutemen opened with a 27-7 win over MCC. The Hawks fell at Eau Gallie 21-13. Cocoa Beach adds receiver Matt Riley, an out-of-state transfer with an offer from Temple, to its skill attack. Cocoa Beach fumbled three times in Hustlers territory in the first half last week. Viera had a chance to tie its game late, but a TD run was called back. The Hawks won this one last year, 26-0 at Cocoa Beach.

Melbourne (1-0) at Space Coast (0-1)

7:30 p.m.

The Vipers play their first game under interim head coach Jake Owens, the offensive coordinator who took over after third-year coach Kevin Freeman was asked to resign. Space Coast lost its opener 45-0 at home to Heritage. The Vipers play six at home this year, because last year’s Melbourne game (a 33-6 Bulldogs win) was moved to Mel-Hi due to field conditions. The Bulldogs held on, 14-13 in overtime, over Satellite last week.

Fort Pierce Central (1-0) at Palm Bay (1-0)

7:30 p.m.

The Cobras, who are ranked sixth in Class 7A this week, opened at home with a 43-0 win over Fort Pierce Westwood. Palm Bay, the team now one spot shy of the 6A top 10, won at Rockledge 21-10. QB Brian Fallace threw touchdown passes of 5 and 18 yards last week. Last year, this game included a two-hour delay and FPC won in overtime, 17-14. The Pirates won a 4A playoff game at Central in 2009, 37-7.

Hillsborough (1-0) at Cocoa (0-1)

7:30 p.m., BHSN

The Terriers opened with a 38-0 win at Middleton and won’t play their home opener until next week against Newsome. Cocoa is playing its regular-season home opener after a 16-7 loss to St. Joseph’s Prep of Phiadelphia at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. The Tigers gave up 213 yards of offense. Hillsborough was 9-1 last season, losing to Armood (23-0) in a 6A regional semifinal.

St. Cloud (0-1) at Rockledge (0-1)

7:30 p.m.

Both teams opened with losses to quality opponents. St. Cloud, a 7A program, was defeated at Class 7A No. 3 Lakeland 28-0. The Raiders fell here to Palm Bay 21-10 after leading 10-6 in the third quarter. Rockledge won in St. Cloud last year, 14-7. This is the second of four home games to start the season, the Raiders playing at home until Sept. 28.

Jacksonville Episcopal (1-0) at Astronaut (0-1)

7:30 p.m.

The Eagles won their season opener 67-0 over Duval Charter, the team Florida Air defeated in a preseason game 68-0. Astronaut fell at home to New Smyrna Beach 15-12. These two played in Jacksonville last year, the War Eagles winning 57-36. Astronaut intercepted three passes last week, including one returned for a touchdown by Steven Williams.

Bayside (0-1) at First Coast (1-0)

7:30 p.m., Jacksonville

The Buccaneers defeated Parker 34-12 last week. The Bears lost at home to Bolles, also of Jacksonville, 21-14. Bayside fumbled near midfield and gave up a touchdown on an interception return in its game. First Coast is ranked fourth in Class 7A. This is Bayside’s only road game in September. The Bears host Astronaut and Eau Gallie in the next two weeks.

Merritt Island (1-0) at Harmony (0-1)

7:30 p.m.

The Longhorns lost at Citrus last week 34-6 after falling to First Academy in a preseason game 49-6. Merritt Island rolled past Centennial 41-3, allowing just 96 yards of offense. A year ago, the Mustangs beat the Longhorns 21-0 at Merritt Island. Weather delayed the game to Saturday, when it was eventually shortened, again due to weather.


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