Saint Stephen’s will make the more than four-hour road trip to Mayo in north Florida to face Lafayette.
Here’s how the matchup breaks down:
Saint Stephen’s (1-3) at Mayo Lafayette (3-1)
Where: 160 N.E. Hornet Drive, Mayo, 32066
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When: 7:30 p.m.
Scouting Saint Stephen’s: Coach Stan Brown is hoping the Falcons start better than they did last week, when they dropped 15 passes and spotted BCS a 28-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Saint Stephen’s did play better in the second half, however, and Brown is looking for that to spill over tonight. Living up to their name, the Falcons have spent a majority of this fall in the air — quarterback Jeremy Perron leads the area with 194 attempts, and Adam Vining (46) and Sam Mire (21) lead in receptions. The problem is Saint Stephen’s lack balance, averaging just 55 yards per game on the ground, thanks in a part to a brand-new offensive line that is learning as it goes. This is the first non-district game for the Falcons, who return home next week after a three-week road swing.
Scouting Mayo Lafayette: The Class 1B Hornets have outscored opponents 133-22 during their current three-game winning streak, during which running back Antwan Brown has scored five touchdowns. Brown plays both sides of the ball and returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown two weeks ago against St. Francis. Lafayette is a the complete opposite of Saint Stephen’s — the Hornets run a Wing-T and keep the ball on the ground. Lafayette, who sent quarterback Nick Bracewell to FAU last season, has won 17 games over the past two years, making the playoffs in each season.
The score: Mayo Lafayette 28, Saint Stephen’s 14.