SAINT STEPHEN’S (1-0) AT ST. PETERSBURG SHORECREST PREP (0-0)
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
The scoop: Entering the 2017 season, everyone knew Saint Stephen’s had an explosive offense. With QB Fred Billy and RB Chase Brown, among others, the attacking options are superb. Now the defense is producing at a championship level as the Falcons look to defend their Sunshine State Athletic Conference title. The Falcons blanked IMG’s White team, 44-0, in their lone game of the lightning and rain-plagued 2017 season, with the defense producing two interceptions. Brown led the rushing attack with 170 yards, while Billy added 111 rushing yards. ... This is Shorecrest Prep’s first game, and it’s a Sunshine State Athletic Conference Coral Bay division game.
Jason Dill’s prediction: Saint Stephen’s 40, St. Pete Shorecrest 7
BRADENTON CHRISTIAN (0-2) AT OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY (1-0)
When: 5 p.m. Monday
The scoop: This Sunshine State Athletic Conference Coral Bay division game was postponed until Monday after Hurricane Irma made its way through Manatee County. The Panthers struggled in Week 3 against Zephyrhills Christian. BCS allowed 394 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns in a 46-6 loss. On offense, BCS tallied just 115 total yards, which included 28 rushing. ... ODA is featuring a triple-option this year, which could be a key against BCS on Monday evening. The Panthers’ weakness defensively is against the run, but BCS should find a way to have enough to defeat ODA.
Jason Dill’s prediction: BCS 21, ODA 14
Jason Dill’s record last week: 1-1
Jason Dill’s season record: 8-3