Bradenton Christian and Out-of-Door Academy are battling for a district championship in Class 1B-District 6, and the loser of this game could very well miss the playoffs.
Here’s how the matchup breaks down:
Out-of-Door Academy (2-2, 2-1 1B-6) at Bradenton Christian (5-1, 3-0)
Where: Bradenton Christian
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When: 7 p.m.
Scouting ODA: The Thunder’s offense rests on the shoulders of quarterback Brian Ragone and his brother, Chris. Chris Ragone is the play-making wide receiver that Brian Ragone will target. The Panthers are sure to key on both players and force others to beat them in this rivalry game. The Thunder are coming off a heartbreaking 28-24 setback to district foe Fort Myers Evangelical Christian, and ODA’s playoff aspirations could boil down to this league game.
Scouting BCS: The Panthers have started out like gangbusters for the second straight year, with running back R.J. Schooler tallying 630 rushing yards through six games. Opening running lanes for Schooler is a formidable offensive line led by Josh Clark.
The Panthers have yet to beat ODA, and last season’s 17-7 loss unraveled the seven-game unbeaten streak that sent BCS spiraling out of the playoff picture.
The score: BCS 24, ODA 20.