Seven Rivers Christian football preview

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Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto) Warriors (Independent)

2013 record: 0-9

Head Coach: Rayburn Greene (1st year)

Key Players: Sterling Gardner (QB/FS, Sr.), Kelin Massullo (RB/DE, Jr.), Jimmy Worster (C/DT, Sr.), Allen Rivers (ILB/OL, Sr.), Nate Winstead (WB/OLB, Fr.), Joshua Iwanic (FB/ILB, So.)

Outlook: Greene takes over after a four-year stint at Inverness Citrus, where he went 9-2 last year with a playoff appearance. Now he’ll try and parlay that experience into success at his new school.

Depth is a concern, and the players have to play on both sides of the ball. But there were no seniors last year. Everyone is back. They also won their spring game against Citrus Park, 59-13, marking the first time that they had tasted victory in over a year. The Warriors had over 400 yards rushing in the spring game and the Warriors held their opponent to just 95 yards of total offense.

“That was a great springboard heading into the summer after going 0-9 last year,” said Greene. “If we stay focused it, and take it week by week, we can have some success this season.”

2014 Football Schedule
Friday, August 22 – at Legacy Charter (Ocoee), 7 p.m. (Preseason)
Friday, August 29 – TBA
Friday, September 5 – at Ocala Christian Academy, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 12 – vs. Munroe (Quincy), 7 p.m.
Friday, September 19 – vs. Temple Christian Academy (Jacksonville), 7 p.m.
Friday, September 26 – at All Saints Academy (Winter Haven), 7 p.m.
Friday, October 3 – at First Academy (Leesburg), 7 p.m.
Friday, October 10 – at St. Francis Catholic (Gainesville), 7 p.m.
Friday, October 17 – vs. Mount Dora Bible, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 24 – at Halifax Academy (Daytona Beach), 7 p.m.

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“The Prep Zone” will count down to kick-off with a daily preview of high school football teams in the North Central Florida area. Here are the future release dates:

INDEPENDENTS
June 19 – Ocala Christian Academy
June 20 – St. Francis Catholic (Gainesville)
June 21 – Oak Hall (Gainesville)

CLASS 1A-DISTRICT 5
June 22 – Branford
June 23 – Hamilton County (Jasper)
June 24 – Lafayette (Mayo)

CLASS 1A-DISTRICT 6
June 25 – Bell
June 26 – Bronson
June 27 – Hawthorne
June 28 – Trenton

CLASS 1A-DISTRICT 7
June 29 – Chiefland
June 30 – Dixie County (Cross City)
July 1 – Newberry
July 2 – Union County (Lake Butler)
July 3 – Williston

CLASS 1A-DISTRICT 8
July 4 – Wildwood

CLASS 3A-DISTRICT 2
July 5 – Trinity Catholic (Ocala)
July 6 – PK Yonge (Gainesville)

CLASS 4A-DISTRICT 2
July 7 – Fort White

CLASS 4A-DISTRICT 4
July 8 – The Villages
July 9 – Bradford (Starke)

CLASS 5A-DISTRICT 5
July 10 – Belleview
July 11 – Crystal River
July 12 – Dunnellon
July 13 – Eastside (Gainesville)
July 14 – North Marion (Citra)
July 15 – Santa Fe (Alachua)
July 16 – Suwannee (Live Oak)

CLASS 5A-DISTRICT 6
July 17 – Central (Brooksville)
July 18 – Weeki Wachee
July 19 – Hernando (Brooksville)
July 20 – Nature Coast (Brooksville)
July 21 – South Sumter (Bushnell)

CLASS 6A-DISTRICT 3
July 22 – Columbia (Lake City)

CLASS 6A-DISTRICT 5
July 23 – Citrus (Inverness)
July 24 – Gainesville
July 25 – Lake Weir (Ocala)
July 26 – Vanguard (Ocala)
July 27 – Forest (Ocala)

CLASS 6A-DISTRICT 6
July 28 – Springstead (Spring Hill)

CLASS 7A-DISTRICT 3
July 29 – Buchholz (Gainesville)

CLASS 8A-DISTRICT 1
July 30 – West Port (Ocala)