Northeast Florida Week 6 Football Preview

POWER 10

1) Trinity Christian

2) Bolles

3) Raines

4) St. Augustine

5) Sandalwood

6) Oakleaf

7) Mandarin

8) University Christian

9) West Nassau

10) Ponte Vedra


Game Previews

*Game of the Week*

West Nassau (4-0, 0-0) at Bolles (5-0, 1-0), 7:30

As of this week, there are 10 unbeaten area teams and this game features two of them.  Coach Armstrong has the Warriors playing great football right now, indicated by their dominating performance against county rival Yulee last week.  Davion Dubose is a workhorse running back and play maker Ke’Shan Pennamon, who just committed to Wisconsin, has been a great addition to the offense as the go to target in the passing game.  Hunter Hutcheson, Brannon Beverly, and Austin Painter have all recorded interceptions this year. The Warriors have 11 takeaways in 4 games and have outscored their opponents 114-35.

The Bulldogs are off to yet another hot start as they enter their second district matchup of the year.  In true Bolles fashion, this year’s team is again spreading the ball around to a myriad of players, making it extremely difficult for the opponent’s defensive game planning.  Junior QB Mac Jones has done a great job protecting the football and has connected for 10 touchdowns in 5 games.  Bolles has four running backs; Jaylen McCloud, Amari Terry, E.J Porter, and Will Mitchell, that have all contributed at least 20 carries so far this season.  The Bulldogs have created 14 turnovers in only five games, with 8 of them from interceptions by 6 different players.

Bolles looks to continue their dominance of 4A District 2 while West Nassau will be looking to show the area that they are one of the better teams.  Unfortunately, the Warriors have to play in one of the most difficult districts in Northeast Florida, but don’t be surprised if they hang in the game with Bolles.  We expect a great defensive game full of turnovers and plenty of ground game.

IN THE GAME PREDICTION: West Nassau 14 Bolles 24

Stat Leaders

West Nassau

Team Offense: 994 rush yards, 458 pass yards

Team Defense: 295 rush yards allowed, 451 pass yards allowed 11 takeaways

Passing Leader: Bryce Jenkins   458 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT

Rushing Leader: Davion Dubose    82 carries, 611 yards, 7 TD

Receiving Leader: Ke’Shan Pennamon   7 rec, 236 yards, 3 TD

Interception Leader: Hunter Hutcheson    2 INT, 1 TD

Bolles

Team Offense: 1,193 rush yards, 852 pass yards

Team Defense: 463 rush yards allowed, 631 pass yards allowed, 14 takeaways

Passing Leader: Mac Jones   852 yards, 10 TD, 2 INT

Rushing Leader: Jaylen McCloud   60 carries, 409 yards, 8 TD

Receiving Leader: Amari Terry    13 rec, 227 yards, 4 TD

Interception Leader: Joe King    3 INT 


Creekside (0-5, 0-0) at Bartram Trail (3-2, 1-0)

Creekside may be winless so far in 2015, but that will not be much of a factor when they square off with four mile away rival Bartram Trail this week.  In 2014, Creekside was only 3-7 but managed to play their best game of the season against the Bears.  That win was enough to push them up to 3-1 in the district and earn a trip to the playoffs.  With nothing but district games left on the schedule for the Knights, they can leave their slow start in the past.  This week, they will need to figure out the duo QB system of Smith and Gatewood that has been difficult for opponents to figure out thus far.

IN THE GAME PREDICTION: Creekside 10 Bartram Trail 30

Stat Leaders

Creekside

Team Offense: 788 rush yards, 569 pass yards

Team Defense: 958 rush yards allowed, 492 pass yards allowed 7 takeaways

Passing Leader: Thomas Slavin   321 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing Leader: Blake Morgan    56 carries, 535 yards, 5 TD

Interception Leader: Mason Agate    2 INT

Bartram Trail

Team Offense: 926 rush yards, 1,033 pass yards

Team Defense: 12 takeaways

Passing Leader: Jordan Smith   806 yards, 7 TD, 1 INT

Rushing Leader: Joey Gatewood   65 carries, 434 yards, 5 TD

Receiving Leader: AJ Bolden    16 rec, 330 yards, 1 TD

Tackle Leader: Jordan Helm    32 tackles

Interception Leader: Trevor Hagerman    2 INT 


Englewood (4-1, 0-0) at St. Augustine (5-0, 0-0)

Every year, it can be expected that St. Augustine is going to win and win a lot.  Unfortunately, history tell us the same cannot be said of the Englewood Rams.  That is all about to change.  Although they might not get the win this week, the Rams are quickly building a great athletic reputation in the area.  Since coach Marcus Miller took over the baseball and football programs at Englewood, both programs are trending upwards.  At a 4-1 start, the Rams have already reached their win total from a year ago.

IN THE GAME PREDICTION: Englewood 21 St Augustine 38

Stat Leaders

Englewood

Team Offense: 742 rush yards, 871 pass yards

Team Defense: 898 rush yards allowed, 371 pass yards allowed 15 takeaways

Passing Leader: KJ Jefferson   871 yards, 7 TD, 3 INT

Rushing Leader: Dustin Williams    58 carries, 274 yards, 2 TD

Receiving Leader: Jameel Padgett   16 rec, 333 yards, 5 TD

Interception Leader: Ka’Darius Beauford    2 INT

St. Augustine

Team Offense: 878 rush yards, 738 pass yards

Team Defense: 698 rush yards allowed, 354 pass yards allowed, 6 takeaways

Passing Leader: Cole Northrup   710 yards, 8 TD, 3 INT

Rushing Leader: Jaquise Russell  79 carries, 603 yards, 3 TD

Receiving Leader: Donald Sapp    21 rec, 312 yards, 3 TD

Interception Leader: Shawn Hersey/Conner Evans    1 INT 


WEEK 6 GAMES

Arlington Country Day (0-3) at Potter’s House (2-2)

Baldwin (1-3) at Fort White (2-2)

Bishop Snyder (2-3) at Interlachen (0-4)

Cedar Creek Christian (3-1) at Eagle’s View (1-3)

Creekside (0-5) at Bartram Trail (3-2)

Duval Charter (0-4) at Episcopal (3-2)

Englewood (4-1) at St. Augustine (5-0)

Fernandina Beach (1-4) at Jackson (0-4)

Flagler Palm Coast (1-3) at Sandalwood (5-0)

Fleming Island (2-2) at Oakleaf (4-1)

Fletcher (3-2) at First Coast (1-3)

Hilliard (2-2) at Hawthorne (4-1)

Lake Mary Prep (0-3) at Christ’s Church (5-0)

Lee (2-2) at Atlantic Coast (3-2)

Menendez (3-2) at Clay (2-3)

Orange Park (3-2) at Ridgeview (1-4)

Palatka (2-2) at Baker County (1-3)

Providence (1-3) at Trinity Christian (4-0)

Stanton (0-4) at Ribault (2-3)

Suwannee (2-1) at Paxon (1-4)

University Christian (3-1) at Harvest Community (0-5)

West Nassau (4-0) at Bolles (5-0)

Westside (1-4) at Ponte Vedra (4-1)

White (1-4) at Middleburg (0-5)

Wolfson (0-5) at Parker (1-3)

BYES: Bishop Kenny, Mandarin, Nease, Raines, SJCD, St. Joseph, and Yulee.


Photography by Brian LaCross, LaCross Images

1 reply
  1. brotherclarke@yahoo.com
    brotherclarke@yahoo.com says:

    VIKINGS ROLL! Augie Duboise nice at QB, balanced offense. Great head coach & staff. Stifeling Defense lead by my nephews, The Bailey Brothers! THE “GRAVE YARD” is not polite, period! VIKINGS on a MISSION!

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