High School Sports

Preview box: Cape Coral Island Coast vs. ODA

Cape Coral Island Coast vs. Out-of-Door Academy

Where: Twin Lakes Park, Sarasota

Time: 7 p.m.

The scoop: The Gators were 7-1 last season against a freshman schedule, so Thunder coach Brett Timmons and his players aren't sure what to expect. Island Coast is playing as an independent this season while Out-of-Door will vie for a Class 1B-District 6 championship. Thunder quarterback Tony Gurry performed admirably in a 28-7 Kickoff Classic victory against Vero Beach St. Edward's, rushing for 93 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries and passing for 169 yards. Gurry has a wealth of targets to choose from, including running back A.J. Strong, receiver Chris Ragone and tight end Jamie Onufrak. Out-of-Door is seeking to snap a three-game regular-season losing streak.

The score: Out-of-Door Academy 30, Cape Coral Island Coast 14.

— Mike Henry, Herald Staff