For North Marion (8-1; 2-0) it’s about bouncing back from their first loss of the season. There were a laundry list of issues for the Colts in last weeks loss at Hoover (AL). They were penalized 11 times for 65 yards, committed three turnovers, were 1-of-14 on third down, allowed season highs in points (38) and rushing yards (166 and five touchdowns) while scoring a season-low 14 points.
“After reviewing the film we are still upset with our performance but excited to polish the product for the next opponent, we are ready for whoever,” head coach Stephen Field said.
With the final week of the regular season here the Colts turn their attention to county foe Lake Weir (5-4; 0-4). The Hurricanes struggled in district 5-6A play this season and will miss the playoffs.
“Any opponent ahead of us right now will have to feel the improvements we made from the Hoover game. We took that loss personal as a staff and a team,” Field said.
North Marion will host district 5A-5 runner up Menendez (St. Augustine, FL) in the regional quarterfinals when the playoff begin November 13th.
“Menendez I’m sure is a great program but we are concerned with improving us, everything else will fall in place.”
Menendez (5-4; 3-2) closes it’s regular season against Matanzas (7-2; 3-2 District 6A-13).