The Brandon High Eagles hope to snap their losing streak tonight as the Newsome Wolves look to extend theirs. The Eagles, coming off a loss to Sickles (14-37), travel to Litha tonight, Oct. 5, to face the Wolves on their home turf. (Meanwhile, the Armwood Hawks are set to play the Gryphons at home.)
Brandon faces Newsome (2-3 overall, 1-0 in league play), ranked nationally and in the state at 3,798 and 227, respectively, according to MaxPreps.com.
Newsome beat Chamberlain (31-28) on Sept. 28 and East Bay (30-22) on Sept. 22. The Wolves lost to Hillsborough (23-37) on Sept. 14, to Jefferson (37-39) on Sept. 7 and to Tampa Bay Tech (10-34) on Sept. 1.
The Eagles (0-4 overall, 0-1 in league play) are ranked 6,609 in the nation and 335 in the state, according to MaxPreps.com.
Brandon's four losses were to Sickles, Durant, Freedom and Armwood (see chart below). The Eagles in preseason play beat the Blake High School Yellow Jackets.
Tonight's Oct. 5 contest against the Wolves is scheduled to kick off 7:30 p.m. at Newsome High School, 16550 FishHawk Boulevard, Lithia.
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BRANDON EAGLES 2012 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE / SCORESDate Opponent Field Score / Time Sept. 1 Armwood Armwood Loss (0-55) Sept. 14 Freedom Brandon Loss (14-20) Sept. 21 Durant Brandon Loss (0-36) Sept. 28 Sickles Brandon Loss (14-37) Oct. 5 Newsome Newsome 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 Plant Plant 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 Riverview Brandon 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 Plant City Brandon 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 East Bay Brandon 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 Jefferson Jefferson 7:30 p.m. (Brandon in preseason play beat Blake (20-6).