Week 6 Football Preview

Ponte Vedra, Nease bring winning streaks back home


Do not look now, but both Ponte Vedra and Nease are riding high and carrying their share of the momentum as part of their current winning streaks headed into week six.

The week six slate of games includes the Sharks (3-2, 1-1) hosting Fleming Island, while the Panthers (4-1, 2-0) welcome in First Coast. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1

It has been two weeks since the “shark tank” and “the jungle” have had fans in the stands for some Friday night lights action, so expect there to be a raucous atmosphere created by both teams’ fans.

The Golden Eagles (2-3, 0-1) of Fleming Island have been a tough team to read all season, as they have had their share of inconsistent moments.

From bouncing back from an opening loss to Clay by beating Lake Minneola of Daytona Beach 6-0, to getting shut out themselves the very next week by Creekside.

One thing that stands out right away when looking at their play this season is the fact that they have struggled to score points.

Prior to putting 43 on the scoreboard against Ridgeview last week, the Golden Eagles were only averaged 8.5 points per game.

That may prove to be the difference in the game against a Sharks’ defense that has been flying to the ball all season and is fresh off their second shutout this year.

Unlike the Sharks and the Golden Eagles, which has the makings of a defensive slugfest, the Panthers battle against the Buccaneers of First Coast and will look to its offensive productivity.

This year’s version of the Buccaneers (0-5, 0-1) has not been what people have become accustomed to over the years, as they still search for their first win of the season.

The Panthers do not look like the team that will offer them that opportunity, as with every week that passes, they look to become more of a complete team with both sides of the ball making big plays and at crucial moments in games.

The Buccaneers have one loss in district 3-7A already, and that came a couple of weeks ago at the hands of Ponte Vedra, 27-7.


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