Hillsborough at Lake Gibson
WHERE: Virgil Ramage Stadium, on campus, 7007 N. Socrum Loop Road.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
COACHES: Earl Garcia, Hillsborough; Doug DeMyer, Lake Gibson.
RECORDS: Hillsborough 7-3; Lake Gibson 6-3.
PRICE: $8 admission, $6 parking.
ABOUT HILLSBOROUGH: Hillsborough was the District 7 runner-up after posting a 4-1 mark. Last year, the Terriers lost their regional quarterfinal playoff game at Lake Gibson 21-14. This year, they are led by junior quarterback Tyler Thomas, who has thrown for 1,027 yards and 10 TDs. He has only tossed two interceptions out of 126 attempts. Hillsborough has two running backs over 500 yards, senior Tyrese Spain with 730 and Dontae Hopkins with 580. Daquion Mcgree has 468.
ABOUT LAKE GIBSON: The Braves reached the 6A state championship game a year ago and were the District 8 champions again. They have outscored their opponents 221-146. Travis Williams took over the starting quarterback duties this year after Kevaris Thomas left for Lakeland. He has thrown for 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns and has just two interceptions. Senior running back T.J. Jones is the main cog, having rushed for 1,073 yards and 15 touchdowns on 173 carries.