Newberry at Trenton | Football
Date: Fri 10/16/2015, 7:15 p.m.
Title: HS Football – Newberry at Trenton
Event Details: Join Jake Winderman (Play-by-play) and Donald Taylor (Color) for this battle for first place in Class 1A-District 7. Both teams enter the game 3-0 in league play. Scroll down for the link to listen to the game. #theprepzone.com
Here is Coach T’s preview:
SMALL SCHOOL GAME OF THE WEEK
#7 (1A) Newberry Panthers @ #2 (1A) Trenton Tigers
Look, I could write a book about this game. I’m gonna keep this short and to the point. Trenton appears to have a Championship caliber team. They pretty much do what they want, when they want on the football field. The Tigers are led by senior QB Michael Smith and senior RB Hamp Cheevers. They are well coached and operate with military precision.
The Panthers enter this game but with one blemish on their record, a blowout loss to Union County. UC’s Ty Cook absolutely lit up the Newberry Defense, passing for more than 400 yards against them. Beyond that loss, the Panthers have had games where they were dominant and games where the played down to lesser opponents level. Newberry is every bit as talented as Trenton on an individual basis. Where my concerns fall in this game, for the Panthers, is whether or not they can play as a team and not individuals.
Final Analysis: Trenton has every tool they need to make a deep playoff run and hoist the Trophy in Orlando. They win games by being physically dominant in the trenches. Newberry has the players to matchup with the Tigers, more so than any other team in 7-1A. But, Ja’len Parks, Corey Durden, Brion Bridwell and Malik Neal don’t always play in sync, nor do they give 100% on every play. That’s a bad formula against Trenton, who looks to break the spirit of every team they line up against.
I have a feeling, however, that the Panthers are gonna show up and play their best game of the season. Coach Sarduy has indicated that they have been highly focused in preparations for this game. The question is, is Newberry’s A-game enough to get the job done against the best football team Trenton’s had in several years? Call me crazy…but I’ve got a feeling that Newberry is going to shock the world on Friday night.
Newberry -27 Trenton -25
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