Gators, Seahawks Hit the Road Tonight
Land O' Lakes Patch previews Friday night's matchups.
Area prep football fans will have to take to the road to watch the Gators and Seahawks in action tonight, Sept. 30.
Here's a look at what both teams are facing.
Sunlake Looks to Remain Undefeated
The Seahawks 4-0 (1-0) are still flying high after a 49-16 trouncing of Springstead. They finally halted their two-game string of shutouts but still managed to handle Springstead in their first district game.
Senior quarterback Cameron Stoltz went 8-for-13 for 226 yards and three touchdowns. Stoltz is the current leader in passing yards in District 6.
Head Coach Bill Browning called out senior Jerome Samuels, as did USAF by naming him player of the week. He carried the ball 11 times for 129 yards and three touchdowns.
"On one touchdown run, he ran over three defenders, on another touchdown run he ran over four defenders," said Browning.
Browning also called out senior Nick Morrisson and senior Randy Silverwood for having great games on defense.
"Our O-line blocked well and made plays up front," said Browning. "That's something we expect from them."
The Seahawks take on Mitchell 3-1 tonight night and they are not overlooking the Mustangs.
"They (Mitchell) would love to get a win from us," said Browning. "We're not sneaking up on anybody anymore."
Land O' Lakes Hopes to Add a Win to its Record
The Gators 1-2 (0-1) are coming off a tough loss to Hernando last Friday; 28-7.
They will have to find some way to pull together for yet another district game against Springstead. Springstead was hammered by Sunlake last week so the chances are good for the Gators to get back on track.
"The Hernando game helped us focus on areas that need improvement," said head coach Brian Wachtel.
Losing your first district game puts you at a disadvantage going forward, so the Gators have to be extra careful not to drop another one too early in the year.
"We watched the film, saw what we needed to work on and we're going to improve from there," said Wachtel.
The Gators travel to Springstead 1-2 (0-1) tonight and have a chance to even up both their district and overall record.
One thing they have going for them is that they are healthy. Even senior tight end Kent Taylor, who broke his hand not too long ago, has gotten his cast off and is now cleared to play.
Both games have a 7:30 kickoff time.