Chiefland football preview

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Chiefland Indians (Class 1A-District 7)

2013 Record: 7-3

Head Coach: Aaron Richardson

Key Players: G.G. McClendon (DB, Sr.), Alphonso Timmons (RB, Sr.), Austin Vincent (OL, Sr.), Willie Brannon (DL, Sr.), Billy Hammond (LB, Jr.), Vanden Fehmerling (TE, Jr.)

Outcome: The Indians have shown considerable progress.  Chiefland snapped a 23-game losing streak in Richardson’s first season, which included a .500 record in 2012, followed by seven victories and a near playoff appearance last season in loaded 1A-District 7.

Because of its physical style of play, the Indians will be able to run the football and play great defense to win games. They are built to be a grind it out physical offense that will be led by Timmons (2,500 yards rushing last two years), who is a strong and physical runner that is very durable. They will have good size up front on both sides of the ball with Brannon (6-5, 275) and Vincent (6-4, 260), an Ivy League recruit.

Defensively, the Indians will be a swarming and attacking defense that will be young. Timmons and Hammond will look to replace a good group of linebackers. McClendon (5 INT) will have to lead a young secondary and be a leader on defense. If the Indians can develop their quarterback, fill some homes in their kicking game, get stronger and stay healthy, they will be able to compete for a district championship.

2014 Football Schedule
Friday, August 22 – vs. Bell, 7:30 p.m. (Preseason)
Friday, August 29 – vs. Bronson, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 5 – vs. Cedar Creek Christian (Jacksonville), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 12 – at Hamilton County (Jasper), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 19 – at Newberry, 7:30 p.m.*
Friday, September 26 – at West Nassau (Callahan), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 3 – vs. Trinity Christian Academy (Deltona), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 10 – vs. Trenton, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 17 – vs. Williston, 7:30 p.m.*
Friday, October 24 – at Union County (Lake Butler), 7:30 p.m.*
Friday, October 31 – at Dixie County (Cross City), 7:30 p.m.*

*District game

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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 7
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)