7A District 8 recap Oct. 23, 2012
The biggest upset of the week belonged to Plant City, who took down 224th ranked Plant City, 24-12. Chris Carpentier threw for 112 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 28 yards in the win.
Durant extended the longest winning streak in 7A District 8 this week by beating Newsome, 38-28. The victory was the seventh in a row for the team.
The Raiders' dynamic duo of Nick Rodriguez and Tavares Chase proved tough for East Bay to stop, as they were the top passer and receiver in the league this week. Rodriguez threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns and Chase had 85 yards receiving. Joe Davis helped Plant City's passing attack out by catching three balls for 71 yards.
Cyrus Dooley was the most productive running back in the league this week. In 11 carries, he ran for 75 yards as Brandon lost to the Indians. Teammate Isiah Harris added to the ground attack by rushing for 74 yards.
Wayne Ward's team's Rodriguez and Chase have formed a dynamic duo this season, leading the league in both passing and receiving yards. Rodriguez has thrown for 1206 yards this season, while Chase, a 6-foot-1 receiver, has 15 catches for 388 yards. Jamarlon Hamilton from Durant leads the league in rushing with 795 yards.
A big matchup in 7A District 8 this week will be when Mike Gottman's team takes on East Bay. The Cougars are currently in first, while Frank LaRosa's team is in fourth.
The Indians moved up to 309 from 353 in the state rankings this week, the biggest jump in the league. East Bay was able to make move up by topping the Raiders 24-12.Story is based on stats entered in MaxPreps by Tuesday 5am PST each week.