Week 10 Prep Football Capsules

Week 10 Prep Football Capsules

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Week 10 Prep Football Capsules

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Freeport at Jay

* Kickoff: 7 p.m.

* Where: Merle North Stadium.

* Records: Freeport 0-8, 0-2; Jay 4-4, 0-2.

* Last Week: Freeport lost to South Walton 35-21; Jay beat Cottondale 39-29.

* Players to watch:FREE — QB Dillon Bates (65-169-8, 929 yards, 4 TDs); RB Skyler Gillies (41-303, 1 TD); WR Tyler Head (20-200); LB Kyle Lenoir (60 tackles, 3.5 sacks); JAY — QB Tate Upton (54-109-5, 806 yards, 6 TDs; 40 carries, 60 yards, 4 TDs); RB Braden Cross (166-795, 8 TDs); WR Ashton Dennington (23-350, 2 TDs); LB Brandon Boutwell (61 tackles).

* Skinny: The Royals snapped a four-game losing skid last week and will now look to close out the season on a positive note when they play host to the winless Freeport Bulldogs.

The Royals could guarantee a .500 season with a win against Freeport, then potentially lock up a winning season next week at Tallahassee Maclay.

Baker at Northview

* Kickoff: 7 p.m.

* Where: Chiefs Stadium.

* Records: Baker 8-0, 2-0; Northview 3-4, 2-0.

* Last Week: Baker beat Franklin County 54-13; Northview lost to Walton 26-12.

* Players to watch: BAKER — RB DJ Thomas (177-1498, 21 TDs); NOR — QB Daulton Tullis (94-144-3, 1239 yards, 14 TDs); RB LaDarius Thomas (95-485, 2 TDs); WR Neino Robinson (29-481, 7 TDs); LB Hunter Sherouse (70 tackles).

* Skinny: The Northview Chiefs and Baker Gators will battle in a showdown for the District 1-1A title tonight.

Baker has rolled through its schedule without a blemish, outscoring its opponents by a 340-107 margin. Northview has not given up a touchdown in District 1-1A play, beating Jay and Freeport by a combined 61-0.

Navarre at Davidson (Ala.)

* Kickoff: 7 p.m.

* Where: Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

* Records: Navarre 5-3; Davidson 4-5.

* Last Week: Navarre did not play; Davidson lost to Alma Bryant 34-23.

* Players to watch:NAV — QB Matthew Webb (108-198-6, 1134 yards, 7 TDs); WR Gatlin Casey (24-330, 5 TDs); WR Blake Malter (31-330); LB Monte Thompson (72 tackles); DAV — QB J. Michael Riley; RB David Reese; WR Ricky Brown.

* Skinny: With a first-round playoff game at home already locked up, the Navarre Raiders will take a break from the rigors of the Panhandle and will travel over to Mobile tonight to take on Davidson.

The Raiders already have clinched the District 2-6A title after sweeping Fort Walton Beach and Choctawhatchee, who play this week to determine the second playoff spot. Navarre will close out the season against Gulf Breeze.

Gulf Breeze at Arnold

* Kickoff: 7 p.m.

* Where: Mike Gavlak Stadium.

* Records: Gulf Breeze 3-5, 2-4; Arnold 3-5, 0-5.

* Last Week: Gulf Breeze beat Rutherford 42-37 on Tuesday; Arnold lost to West Florida 55-3.

* Players to watch:GBHS — QB Slade Jarman (110-236-4, 1520 yards, 12 TDs; 65-262, 1 TD); RB Josh Irby (84-506, 5 TDs); LB Blake Myers (64 tackles); WR Clay Moss (14-198, 3 TDs); ARN — QB Cody Saunders (26-50-1, 402 yards, 6 TDs); RB Torri Cotton (47-403, 5 TDs); WR Jovanni Parea (17-218, 1 TD); LB Dominique Batiste (38 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 5 sacks).

* Skinny: The Gulf Breeze Dolphins will play their third game in the span of a week tonight.

The Dolphins lost to Catholic on Friday 35-7, before bouncing back with a 42-37 win against the Rutherford Rams on Tuesday. The Dolphins are looking to pull to within a game of .500 with a win tonight.

Washington at Escambia

* Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

* Where: Emmitt Smith Field.

* Records: Washington 3-5, 1-3; Escambia 6-2, 2-2.

* Last Week: Washington lost to PHS 45-0; Escambia lost to Pace 56-42.

* Players to watch:WASH — QB Brandon Dirden; RB Dillion O’Brien; LB Soheli Pohiva; LB Sioasi Pohiva; DB Eric Cook; ESC — RB Danikeei Hollowell (150-1874, 19 TDs); QB Gerold Bright (133-1241, 13 TDs); WB Jabir Frye (43-518, 7 TDs); LB DeMarcus McKenzie (114 tackles, 1 INT); DB William Beasley (54 tackles, 6 INT).

* Skinny: A couple of teams chasing playoff berths square off tonight at Escambia High.

Washington has the toughest road of all the teams in the district, as they not only have to knock off Escambia, but have Pine Forest beat PHS and Pace beat Milton to get into a five-way shootout for second place.

Escambia has the inside track for the playoff spot, as they hold tiebreakers over Pine Forest and PHS. The Gators need to beat Washington and have Milton lose to Pace to get the automatic bid.

Pine Forest at PHS

* Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

* Where: Jim Scoggins Stadium.

* Records: Pine Forest 1-8, 1-3; PHS 2-6, 2-2.

* Last Week: Pine Forest lost to Milton 28-20; PHS beat Washington 45-0.

* Players to watch:PFHS — RB Dejon Brown (76-521, 4 TDs); QB Reid Gililand (29-59-5, 381 yards, 4 TDs); RB James Ellis (123-491, 2 TDs); LB Kevin Atwood (83 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks); PHS — RB Kevon Abrams (73-555, 2 TDs); QB Roy Colum III (42-105-5, 599 yards, 2 TDs passing; 77-406, 2 TDs rushing); LB Xavier White (70 tackles); LB Rodney Grice (60 tackles).

* Skinny: Just like Escambia-Washington, both teams still have playoff aspirations going into tonight’s game at PHS.

The Tigers have the advantage with the 2-2 record, as well as the tiebreaker advantage over Milton. PHS needs an Escambia loss to Washington to get into the playoffs without a shootout.

Pine Forest is in the same situation as Washington in that they need to beat PHS, have Washington beat Escambia and Pace beat Milton to force a five-team shootout.

Milton at Pace

* Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

* Where: Patriot Stadium.

* Records: Milton 2-7, 2-2; Pace 5-4, 4-0.

* Last Week: Milton beat Pine Forest 28-20; Pace beat Escambia 56-42.

* Players to watch:MILT — ATH Andre Flakes (78 carries, 376 yards, 2 TDs; 23 catches, 312 yards, 2 TDs; 2 INTs); QB Trevor Walters (36-71-4, 437 yards, 4 TDs); WR Bobby Green (32-413, 4 TDs); P/K Corliss Waitman (39 punts, 43.4 yard average; 10-11 PATs, 7-9 FGs); PACE — RB Quaide Weimerskirch (301-1958, 24 TDs); QB Daniel Smyers (50-95-4, 662 yards, 4 TDs); FB Jon Martin (109-599, 6 TDs); DB Tyson Kee (50 tackles); LB Dillon Draughn (73 tackles).

* Skinny: The Bronze Helmet will be on the line tonight when the Pace Patriots play host to Milton in a big District 1-6A contest for the Panthers.

Pace has already wrapped up the league title after wins over PHS and Escambia the last two weeks. Milton, on the other hand, is still vying for the runnerup spot and the final playoff berth. The Panthers need to beat Pace and then have PHS lose to get the automatic bid.

By Brady Aymond/baymond@pnj.com

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