Oak Hall (Gainesville) football preview

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Oak Hall (Gainesville) Eagles (Independent)

2013 Record: 1-9

Head Coach: Scott McDaniel

Key Players: Robert Yancey (OL/DL, Sr.), Alec Sharkey (G/T, Sr.), Matt Davis (TE/DE, Jr.), Chase Trunnell (QB/LB, So.), Jackson Carey (RB/LB, So.), Spencer Moreno (WR/DB, Jr.)

Outlook: With only sever upper classmen (three seniors and four juniors) on a roster of 24, the Eagles will be young once again. The good news is that many of those underclassmen got valuable experience during an eventful 2013 season. That experience will hopefully allow the young guys to grow up quickly and lead the Eagles this season.

Trunnell, Carey, Michael Akey (29 tackles as a freshman), Chance Mayo, Dillon Whittle, and Michael Fortner are all talented sophomores who will be counted on to play big roles on both sides of the ball. Trunnell was the team’s second leading rusher last year and also threw for 524 yards and six TDs. Sharkey and Yancey will anchor the offensive and defensive lines along with Davis, while Moreno will lead a young group of receivers and defensive backs.

2014 Football Schedule
Friday, August 22 – at Ocala Christian Academy, TBA (Preseason)
Thursday, August 28 – at Florida School for the Deaf (St. Augustine), 7 p.m.
Friday, September 5 – vs. Aucilla Christian (Monticello), 7 p.m.
Friday, September 12 – at St. Petersburg Canterbury, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 19 – at Rocky Bayou Christian (Pensacola), 7 p.m.
Friday, October 3 – at St. Francis Catholic (Gainesville), 7 p.m.
Friday, October 10 – vs. Munroe (Quincy), 7 p.m.
Friday, October 17 – at St. Johns Country Day (Orange Park), 7 p.m.
Friday, October 24 – at St. Joseph (St. Augustine), 7 p.m.
Friday, October 31 – vs. Pope John Paul II (Tallahassee), 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:

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)