Game of the Week: Leesburg at Lake Weir

Belleview High School Rattlers Victor Maldonado (30) is swarmed by defenders as Belleview takes on the Lake Weir Hurricanes on October 9, 2020. [Alan Youngblood/Special to the Ocala Gazette]
The Lake Weir Hurricanes currently have a 1-1 overall record.

In 2020, Lake Weir finished with a 1-6 record, allowing 219 points while scoring only 27.

The Hurricanes have already scored more points than a year ago through two games. It won its season-opener on Sept. 3 against Central (Brooksville) 19-14. It took Lake Weir until October to register its first win last year.

On Sept 17, the Hurricanes will host the undefeated (2-0) Leesburg Yellow Jackets in a District 5A-5 contest.

The Hurricanes enter the game after dropping its contest against visiting George Jenkins, losing 27-13 on Sept. 10.

The Yellow Jackets previously won games on Aug. 27 against South Lake (24-6) and Sept. 10 against Mount Dora (42-18).

Leesburg is currently ranked 54th in Division 5A, according to MaxPreps.com

The same website lists Lake Weir at 64th in Division 5A.

Sept. 17’s game against Leesburg gives the Hurricanes a chance to better their win-record from a year ago and turn the page on 2020 altogether. It should prove to be a worthy challenge.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Lake Weir High School.

Other area football games on Sept. 16-17:

Sept. 16

St. John Lutheran at City of Life Christian Academy 7 p.m.

Sept. 17

Foundational Christian at Ocala Christian Academy 7 p.m.

Lecanto at Belleview 7:30 p.m.

Crystal River at Dunnellon 7:30 p.m.

Carol City (Miami) at Ocala Vanguard 7:30 p.m.

Carrollwood Day at Ocala Trinity Catholic 7 p.m.

West Port at Ocala Forest 7 p.m.

Bye week:

North Marion

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