7A District 8 recap Sept. 26, 2012
Plant City moved up to 199 from 307 in the state rankings this week, the biggest jump in 7A District 8. A 34-14 win over Riverview helped the Raiders improve their standing.
Durant took down Brandon 36-0 last week, the largest margin of any game. Randy Baker in the win.
Plant City's dynamic duo of Nick Rodriguez and Tavares Chase proved tough for the Sharks to stop, as they were the top passer and receiver in the league this week. Rodriguez threw for 230 yards and one touchdown and Chase had 105 yards receiving. Landon Galloway helped Plant City's passing attack out by catching seven balls for 71 yards.
Will Worth was the most productive running back in the league this week. In 19 carries, he ran for 163 yards as Newsome defeated Riverview. Teammate John Hendricks added to the ground attack by rushing for 86 yards.
Plant City's offense has been unstoppable this season and the Raiders feature the season leaders in passing, rushing and receiving yards. Rodriguez has thrown for 609 yards and two touchdowns this season, while Chase has seven catches for 184 yards. Ervin Micheal leads the league in rushing with 427 yards.
The Cougars led 7A District 8 in scoring this week after putting up 36 points on the Eagles. Baker in the win.Story is based on stats entered in MaxPreps by Tuesday 5am PST each week.