FOX Sports Florida, Prep Zone doubleheader to feature two of Floridaâ€™s best
AUG 30, 2013 9:48a ET
On Sunday, Sept. 1st, at 4:00 p.m. Prep Zone heads to the University of Maryland for a doubleheader matching up two of Florida's best against a pair of Mid-Atlantic standouts. In the first game, perennial power Cocoa, which has advanced to six consecutive state semifinals, winning three state crowns, faces off against Washington D.C. Gonzaga. The run-heavy Tigers have a deep and speedy offensive backfield, led by senior running back Lorenzo Pratt and junior running back Jamel Dean. Freddie Booth-Lloyd, a 6-foot-1, 300-pound senior defensive tackle, leads a solid unit that could be Cocoa's best front in some time. The host Eagles, a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinalist in 2012, feature a high-powered offense, triggered by a first-year starter at quarterback in junior Nick Johns. He has a bevy of skilled weapons, led by senior running backs Robbie Walker (Ohio) and Reggie Corbin. Defensively, Gonzaga will be led by 6-foot, 185-pound safety Miles Taylor ( Georgia Tech).
In the 7:00 p.m. nightcap, Manatee will face off against Baltimore Gilman. The Hurricanes, Class 7A state semifinalist in 2012, return nine starters from an offense that averaged a staggering 49.4 points per game. Senior running back Trevon Waters ( Minnesota, Missouri, USF) is a breakaway threat behind a talented offensive line keyed by 6-foot-5, 280-pound senior Jake Stickler (Georgia Tech). On the other side of the ball, Manatee features just three returning starters, but one is 6-foot-3, 285-pound senior tackle Demarcus Christmas ( Florida State). Gilman, the two-time defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion, got its season off to a fast start last week by handing rival Good Counsel its first in-state loss in three seasons. The Greyhounds may struggle to match up against the speedy Hurricanes and will need a dominating performance from 6-foot-3, 250-pound senior defensive tackle Chibuzo Ukandu.
Stephen Grecsek of OUR TEAM says, "We love having the opportunity to live stream these games, which are being played at University of Maryland. We'll be showcasing two exciting out-of-state match-ups. We'd like to give a special thank you to Brothers in Arms for inviting us to be part of their series of games. We also want to thank FOX Sports Florida for making the game available around the country and to Checkers, once again, for their loyalty and sponsorship."
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