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Fleming Island 2008 Football Team Preview

Golden Eagles
Varsity 2008
Green, Gold, White
Neal Chipoletti
2233 Village Square Pkwy, Orange Park, FL 32003
National Rank
State (FL) Rank

Season Outlook

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Fleming Island returns plenty of talent from an 8-5 team. RB Devon Frieson (Akron) and OT/TE Cory White (Miami) are both D-I commits, and OT Ian Silberman is a Florida commit. SO WR Austin Sweat started as a freshman and was the MVP of the national underclassmen combine in Atlanta. Transfer RB/DB Robert Boswell was all-state as a sophomore at Bradford. The key will be who will get them the ball, since QB Ryan Aplin (2,359 yards, 17 TDs) has graduated. Aptly named JR Rookie Gunn may be the the leading candidate. CB John Harrington (who has a 4.0 GPA) and OLB Justin Cruz, Ball St. commit, and NG Steve Creech, a transfer from Panama City and a D-I recruit, will lead the defense. The Golden Eagles will be playing with heavy hearts, however, after star MLB Wes Whiddon was killed in a tragic train accident in May.

Season Opener

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Aug 29 at Bartram Trail (St. Johns, FL)

General Information

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Nickname --
Colors --
Coach Neal Chipoletti
League 5A District 3
Playoff Division 5A
Playoff Division Rank #18


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2007 Final Power Rating 26.3
2007 National Rank #1955
2007 State Rank #92
Off-Season Rating Adjustment +0.5
2008 Starting Power Rating 26.8
2008 National Rank #1713
2008 State Rank #74
Dynasty Rating (avg. rating 2003-07) 4.6
Dynasty National Rank #6005
2008 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating better by 22.2
Dynasty Record 21-32 (7-10 in league)

Strength of Regular-Season Schedule

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2008 Rating 16.4
2007 Rating 11 (19.3 overall)
Rating Difference +5.4

-- Returning Players

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Offensive Starters 6
Defensive Starters 7
2007 JV Record 5-1
Starting Quarterback Returning no
Top Running Back Returning no

Previous Season

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2007 Overall Record 8-5
2007 League Record/Finish 3-0 (1st)
2007 Points For Average 28.7
2007 Points Against Average 21.3
2007 Differential +7.4

2007 Wins

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Rank Opponent Record
#1273 Mainland (Daytona Beach, FL) 24-17
#3184 Buchholz (Gainesville, FL) 28-21
#4103 Middleburg (FL) 41-23
#4450 Gainesville (FL) 15-0
#5564 Orange Park (FL) 35-31
#5907 Lake Howell (Winter Park, FL) 57-25
#6622 Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville, FL) 17-14
#7732 West Port (Ocala, FL) 41-3

Toughest 2008 Regular Season Opponents

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Opponent Rating
Columbia (Lake City, FL) 37.8
Ridgeview (Orange Park, FL) 24.3
Buchholz (Gainesville, FL) 22.8*

Recent League Championships

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  1. 2007