Most people have teams that they follow regularly and they are looking forward to seeing their team in action this weekend. For everyone else who just may be a football fan looking for some good games this weekend, here are four match ups that may not mean much in deciding district supremacy, but definitely will be intriguing.
Gaither @ Wharton 7:30 pm:
Both teams have highly ranked quarterbacks in the area. Gaither’s Alex McGough was on fire during the summer, leading his Cowboys’ skill unit to a Bright House Sports Network 9 route 7 on 7 crown. Wharton’s Chase Litton lit it up at the IMG 7v7 National Championship for Team Tampa. But, as real football begins, their success will depend on the reliability of their inexperienced offensive lines as well as both quarterbacks finding new favorite targets to throw to.
Plant City @ Jefferson 7:30 pm:
It’s your classic country boys versus city boys match up. Will the speed and athleticism of inner city Jefferson be effective against those big, strong, country boys out in Plant City? Both teams have BCS level talent on their roster and are looking to make deep runs into the playoffs. There also seems to be early-season bragging rights available for the winner of this game.
Strawberry Crest @ Middleton 7:30 pm:
Both teams are supposed to be on the up swing and this will serve as an early indicator of whether they will be competitive this season. The Tigers look to lean on a defense that shut of Blake in their spring game. The Chargers return a number of starters especially on the offensive side. Look for the Hyde to Hyde connection younger brother Tristan Hyde will be throwing to big brother Joshua Hyde.
Tallahassee Godby vs Plant 7:30 pm:
Everyone will be at this game! The 3p.m. Saturday tilt means that the who’s who of football will be there to watch this match up unfold. Plant is a notorious slow starter but they have a bevy of weapons and an offensive line full of behemoths. Godby will be looking to prove they have staying power with the elite. Everyone will be taking notes but if the past is any indicator of the future, win or lose, this game won’t be an indicator of Plant’s season.