Here’s a look at week 2 prep football games for Polk County teams

Lake Wales (1-0) at Ridge Community (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: On campus, 500 Orchid Drive, Davenport

Panorama: Jordan Henderson rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns to lead Lake Wales’ offense in victory. Johnqua Richardson had 15 solo tackles and recovered a fumble for a touchdown, and Philipp Davis intercepted two passes. Lake Wales finished with four interceptions against Zephyrhills. Ridge was led by running back Joe Jackson, who rushed for 156 yards. Quarterback John Kostuch threw for 169 yards and four touchdowns, but also had two interceptions in the win over Celebration. Lake Wales has won its last three games against Ridge, including 55-16 last year, and is 9-4 all-time against the Bolts.

Largo (1-0) at Lakeland (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday.

Where: Bryant Stadium, 1125 N. Florida Ave., Lakeland

Panorama: Largo quarterback Jeremy Thomas completed 6 of 15 passes for 118 yards with 94 of the yards on two completions to Jose Ashby. Largo defeated Pinellas Park 21-0. Lakeland finished with 376 yards of total offense and allowed just 72 yards, including minus-9 rushing. Damarius Rucker rushed for 99 yards on just six carries to lead a running game that averaged nearly 10 yards per carry, 24 rushes for 227 yards. In the Dreadnaughts’ win over Clearwater, his longest touchdown drive was six plays. The other five were four plays or less.

Auburndale (0-0) at Haines City (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Joe Stangry Stadium, on campus, 2800 Hornet Drive, Haines City

Panorama: Auburndale had a bye last week. Auburndale is 8-0 against Haines City since 2004. Haines City rushed for 335 yards, led by Keshon Tyler’s 117 yards on 18 carries and Jamarius Knight’s 101 yards on eight carries in a Week 1 win over Davenport. .

Wauchula Hardee (0-1) at Frostproof (0-1)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Faris Brannen Stadium, East Third Street, Frostproof

Panorama: Junior Frostproof Donavan Solomon rushed for 193 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries. Frostproof is 2-7 against Hardee since 2009 and has lost the last five meetings. The Bulldogs last win was 28-21 in 2012. Hardee is coming off a 49-28 loss to Fort Meade.

Clearwater American Collegiate (0-0) at Lakeland Christian (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Viking Stadium, on campus, 1111 Forest Park St, Lakeland

Panorama: Lakeland Christian quarterback Parker St. John threw for 95 yards on 87 on two completions in last week’s 14-10 win over Frostproof. This is the first American Collegiate game.

Miami Gardens TRU Prep (0-0) at Ambassadors Christian (0-1)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Feltrim Sports Complex, 204 Macaulay’s Cv., Haines City

Panorama: Ambassadors are still looking for the first victory in the short history of the program. TRU Prep went 6-3 last year.

Valrico Cristiano Foundation (0-0) in All Saints (1-0)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Jahna Field, on campus, 5001 State Road 540 W., Winter Haven

Panorama: The All Saints beat the Foundation 56-0 last year in the first meeting between the two teams. Quarterback Daunte Giles rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns in the All Saints’ victory over Ocala Christian, and Bo Bell had three defensive touchdowns.

Santa Fe Catholic (1-0) at Gainesville St. Francis Catholic (0-1)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: On campus, 4100 NW 115 Terrace, Gainesville

Panorama: Santa Fe is coming off a 25-21 win over SW Florida Christian, and St. Francis is coming off a 49-0 loss to Indian Rocks Christian. Santa Fe running back Julian Franzino rushed for 187 yards and returned three kicks for 107 yards against SW Florida Christian.

Bartow (0-1) at Kathleen (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Johnny Johnson Stadium at Tom Atwell Field, Lakeland

Panorama: Kathleen hasn’t won against Bartow since 2019 when the Red Devils won 45-38. But the Red Devils are coming off a 26-21 win over Winter Haven in Week 1 in dramatic fashion: Anthony Oldham threw late touchdown passes to Kaime Ivey and Benjamin Brito to complete the comeback. Ivey had four passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. Oldham completed three passes of 40 yards or more. Meanwhile, Bartow is coming off a 35-7 loss against Martin County, the first time the Dreadnaughts have lost a season-opening game since 2019. Bartow’s only touchdown came from a Kaleef Valentine quarterback. Five turnovers were the result of facing a good team in Martin County. Still, Bartow cornerback Tavares Murray had six tackles in the game and looks to keep the momentum going against Kathleen.

Gibson Lake (1-0) at American Heritage-Plantation (2-0)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Heritage Patriots Football Field, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation

Panorama: Lake Gibson won 28-20 over East Lake despite Braves coach Rich Pringle not liking what he saw. Still, what was positive was that running back Fentrell Graham had two rushing contests, one for 68 and the other for 5. Graham overall had 218 rushing yards in the contest, so he will be key. Quarterback Jackson Akins was 12-of-23 for 129 yards and two touchdowns, and Tyson Gast caught the rock four times for 52 yards. And strong safety Tristann Vann recorded 12 total tackles in the game. On the other hand, American Heritage started undefeated for the first time in two years. Their key to victory was Mark Fletcher running like crazy, averaging 200 rushing yards and scoring three total touchdowns. Additionally, quarterback Blake Murphy has six touchdown passes and wide receiver Brandon Inniss is averaging 128 yards per game. And defensive tackle Victor King is averaging two sacks a game.

Church of Christ (0-1) at Victory Christian (0-1)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Victory Field, 1000 Longfellow Blvd., Lakeland

Panorama: It was not a stunning performance for Victory Christian in their Week 1 performance against Calvary Christian Football, as the Storm was defeated 35-3. The only score came from Joel McGrath’s 42-yard field goal. Still, running back Rashad Orr rushed for 63 yards and had 28 receiving yards. Still, Victory Christian is historically a good show, and they’ll be looking to bounce back against a team that also lost in a crushing way in Week 1. But Christ’s Church has been a winning show for three years in a row.

Davenport (0-1) at Tenoroc (0-1)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Titan Stadium, 4905 Saddle Creek Road, Lakeland

Panorama: Davenport is coming off a 38-0 blowout loss to Haines City in Week 1. Their offense was able to move the ball down the field in the first half, but turned the ball over in 1 and Haines City rallied. Running back Isaiah Pierre appears to be a good player, using his quickness and vision to cover holes in the defense. And linebacker Braydon Odum had a big game last week with nine total tackles. The Broncos are also playing a team in Tenoroc that was blown out of the water by a score of 45-0. Still, Tenoroc head coach Patrick Smith was The Ledger’s coach of the year last season. And he will rely on Kris Hunter as a quarterback, wide receiver and all-county fighter last season.

Jordan Christian Prep (0-0) at Avon Park (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Joe Franza Stadium, 700 E. Main St., Avon Park

Panorama: Prior to the 2020 season, Jordan Christian Prep posted four consecutive winning seasons. The show hasn’t played a game this season. But after winning four of 10 last season and going 3-2 at the Freelance District, the Seahawks look to end the season on a positive note against an Avon Park team that won its first game of the year over Melbourne Central Catholic 51- 0. . Avon Park’s bread and butter is the running game thanks to Nick Rowe, who rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns last week. They also have receiver Darian Kirkland, who had a reception for 47 yards. Defensively, Kirkland is also a force at linebacker, adding five tackles last week. The Red Devils look to win a second straight Week 2 game.

Oasis Christian (1-1) at The Classical Academy of Sarasota (1-0)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St., Sarasota

Panorama: For the second year in a row, Oasis Christian started 1-1. The Lions have won one of two in large part thanks to quarterback Gideon Kennon rushing for 73.5 yards per game. On the other side of the field at defensive back, Kennon is averaging six tackles per game. But in the first week of the season, Oasis dropped 42 points to the talented Master’s Academy. The Lions will face an inaugural program at The Classical Academy of Sarasota, which, just last year, participated in the flag football circuit. Even with no real football experience, the Patriots won their first game of the season with a score of 40-21 over Sarasota Christian. Running back Sam Nolt had 135 yards and two touchdowns. On the other hand, Liam Kelly produced 11 tackles and Josh Schlabach recorded two sacks.

Roy Fuoco can be reached at [email protected] or 863-802-7526. Follow him on Twitter: @RoyFuoco; Robert Magobet can be reached at [email protected] or 856-905-4537. Follow him on Twitter: @RMagobet31.

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