Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Streaks primed for Titans


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Sebring is ready to bring some pain to Polk County.

The Blue Streaks are healthy and fresh off a 44-14 thrashing of Lake Region last Friday, and are looking to take down a Tenoroc team that's still searching for its first win.

"This is a match up that we don't want to be a trap game," said Sebring coach LaVaar Scott. "We don't want to play down to the opponent's level. We need to go out, execute on offense, defense, and special teams, and win the football game."

"We have to approach it just like it's a district game."

Class 6A Sebring (4-1) will likely face little resistance from the Class 5A Titans. Despite holding the home field advantage in tonight's match up,

Tenoroc (0-5) has been blown out in every game this season. The Titans are coming off a 54-12 drubbing at the hands of Mulberry, and before that, they were obliterated by a hapless Auburndale team, 49-0, in Lakeland.

Meanwhile, Sebring continues to find its stride. The Streaks are riding high after a dominating effort against Lake Region.

The win over the Thunder marked the fourth consecutive week that the Streaks offense improved their scoring output, and against a weak Titans defense, that trend should continue tonight.

"It's another Polk County opponent," Scott said. "And we just want to go out and represent Highlands County and do what we do best."

Tonight's game against the Titans is sandwiched between two important district games for Sebring. So Scott isn't looking to send all of his healthy bodies out on the gridiron; more than a few starters could see the bench early.

"We will be resting a few players," Scott said. "But we'll also be giving some guys who haven't had a chance to play a whole lot this season the opportunity to see the field."

Following tonight's game, Sebring will be back on the road again on Oct. 18, this time at district rival Winter Haven.

It's a game with playoff implications for both teams.

Kickoff for tonight's game is set for 7 p.m.

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Sebring at Tenoroc

Where: Titans Stadium

When: Tonight at 7

Cost: $5

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