Cardinal Mooney welcomes Fort Myers Bishop Verot tonight looking to get back on the winning side after losing two straight games.
Here’s how the matchup breaks down:
Who: Fort Myers Bishop Verot (3-1) at Cardinal Mooney (2-2)
Where: John Heath Field at Austin Smithers Stadium.
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When: 7:30 p.m.
Scouting Bishop Verot: Vikings senior quarterback Jake Kistel is listed as probable, but expected to play after undergoing concussion testing Monday, according to the Fort Myers News-Press. He’s an important cog in the Verot passing attack. These teams are meeting for the 30th time, with the first contest dating back to 1966. They’ve alternated victories going back to 2006.
Scouting Cardinal Mooney: The Cougars have dropped two straight since opening 2010 at 2-0. Last week’s district game was a crushing defeat with three plays within a 97-second span accounting for 13 of Avon Park’s 19 points. To rebound, the Cougars are going to need quarterback Alex Nugent to take over. Nugent tossed two interceptions, while amassing just 109 total yards of offense (47 rushing yards and 62 passing yards) in last week’s 19-13 loss. This year is the turn for the bigger Vikings (Class 3A) to win, but it should be close.
The score: Fort Myers Bishop Verot 26, Cardinal Mooney 19