Hamilton County at Suwannee
Series: Suwannee leads 37-6 since 1965 when the Hamilton County schools consolidated. Bulldogs lead 44-8-1 in games dating back to 1929 that includes Jasper High.
Last Meeting: Suwannee won 47-0 a year ago at Langford Stadium
Notes: Suwannee is eying its first 3-0 start since 2014. The Bulldogs have gotten off to fast starts in both games as well as contributions from a handful of playmakers. DeMarius Thompson leads the team in rushing, while Jaquez Moore has scored four touchdowns and was the top performer at Santa Fe. The Trojans, meanwhile, have dropped games at Lafayette and at home against Fort White. Hamilton has gained just 278 yards in the first two games, only 55 against the Indians last week. Ahmawe Bell has scored two of Hamilton’s three touchdowns.
Bell at Branford
Series: Branford leads 34-13.
Last Meeting: The Buccaneers rolled to a 28-0 win at Bell, their third straight win in the series.
Notes: Bell enters 0-2 on the season after losses to Franklin County and Keystone Heights. The Bulldogs have been outscored 40-12. In a 21-6 loss to Keystone Heights last week, Bell was limited to 70 yards rushing on 38 carries and just five first downs. The Indians used a 51-yard fumble return for a touchdown to put the game away after Bell closed within a score on a Branden Wallace touchdown run. Branford is also looking to rebound after losing at Maclay despite a 14-0 lead early. The Bucs struggled to consistently move the ball, but got big pass plays from Seth Heiderman to Clay Williams and Junior Cress as well as big runs from Dakota Hamm, who left with an injury in the third quarter, and Colton Leibold.
Lafayette at Chiefland
Series: Chiefland leads 15-7.
Last Meeting: The Indians won 37-14 at Dale Walker Field last season.
Notes: Chiefland, which went 10-2 a year ago, is still searching for its first win after falling to Citrus and Wildwood, totaling just 10 points. The Indians have been led by dual-threat quarterback Ty Corbin, who has thrown for 269 yards and rushed for 180 yards. Corbin, though, has completed just 41.7 percent of his passes and has two interceptions with no TDs. The Indians have also lost a pair of fumbles and haven’t forced any turnovers so far. Chiefland has four players with three or four catches. The Hornets have won easily in both their games, outscoring Hamilton County and Brookwood 87-14. LHS quarterback Jaxson Beach has thrown for nearly 500 yards on the year with Adam Perry, Nic’Kel Freeman and Mark Crum all having big games last week receiving. The Hornets blanked Brookwood, their first shutout since beating Bell 41-0 last year.
Jaxson Beach, Lafayette — 40-57-1, 497, 4 TDs
Seth Heiderman, Branford — 22-30-1, 383, 4 TDs
Tyree Taylor, Suwannee — 12-30-3, 153, 2 TDs
Montae Gillyard, Lafayette — 19-222, 3 TDs
Dakota Hamm, Branford — 17-170, 1 TD
Jaxson Beach, Lafayette — 12-165-4
DeMarius Thompson, Suwannee — 18-161
Jaquez Moore, Suwannee — 15-137, 2 TD
Colton Leibold, Branford — 10-167, 2 TDs
Nic’Kel Freeman, Lafayette — 8-163
Adam Perry, Lafayette — 18-160-2
Mark Crum, Lafayette — 6-62
Nathan Pearson, Lafayette — 2-60