FOOTBALL: Week 3 games postponed

By Jordan Kroeger and Bryan Levine, SunCoast Sports

From Friday night lights to Thursday night lights to no lights at all.

Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm heading towards Florida, both football games in Charlotte County were postponed in Charlotte County. Charlotte was set to host Venice tonight while Lemon Bay was at home against Port Charlotte.

Both of those games were originally scheduled for Friday and then moved to Thursday night, but yesterday Charlotte County canceled classes Thursday and Friday and all athletics with it.

Charlotte athletic director Brian Nolan says the Tarpons and Venice are working on a make-up date. Lemon Bay said it will attempt to reschedule with Port Charlotte if possible.

North Port was also scheduled to host Lemon Bay in volleyball tonight. That match will be made up at a later date.

Officials said a decision will be made later this week on whether classes will be held Monday.


North Port quarterback Devon Allen has already thrown for 460 yards and nine touchdowns to just one interception through two weeks of the season. Allen, who had nine touchdowns and nine interceptions last season, didn’t throw his seventh touchdown until week nine.
T.J. Luther has made quite a splash for Port Charlotte in the first two weeks, totaling 330 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns on offense. He even has an interception on defense, as does little brother Solomon, who started last week at cornerback, next to T.J.
With kicker Kenny Scribner sidelined for a couple of more weeks, Noah Palmore looks to hold down the spot in his absence. Last week the sophomore was a perfect 7-for-7 on extra-point attempts in Charlotte’s win last week.
Our area teams scored 17 offensive touchdowns last week with a total of eight coming via the quarterback’s arm. Impressively, no interceptions were thrown last week, and our area quarterbacks hold a 14-3 touchdown-interception ratio this season.

Power of three

North Port
Javon Howell / Brian Taylor, RB
The two Bobcats each eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground in last week’s 52-35 win over Ida Baker. Howell had 105 yards on 16 touches while Taylor totaled 101 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
Port Charlotte
Bo Guy / Octavious Cummings, RB
Another pair of teammates to gain more than 100 yards each on the ground. Cummings rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. His Pirate teammate Guy needed just 11 carries for 147 yards and a score.
Lemon Bay
John Moore, K
The Manta Rays’ kicker was big in a season-opening 21-19 win over Golden Gate. Moore was responsible nine of Lemon Bay’s points, including a two-point conversion and a 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Area Stats

Name School Rec. Yards.  YPC TD
C.K. Poulos NP 11 280 25.5 2
T.J. Luther PC 6 178 29.7 4
Ja’Nyrein Washington PC 5 64 12.8 2
D.J. Bradford NP 3 57 19.0 2
Thomas Chaney  LB 3 52 17.3 1
Andrew Bosma NP 4 38 9.5 1
Aidan Moore LB 3 29 9.7 1
Andrew Grace CH 1 23 23.0 1
Isaiah Dareus CH 2 21 10.5 0
Ny Harvey CH 2 15 7.5 0
Name  School Comp. Att. Per. Yards TD INT
Devon Allen NP 27 53 50.9% 460 9 1
Paul Barnes PC 7 12 58.3% 185 4 0
Hayden Wolff LB 9 16 56.3% 97 2 0
Alex Muse CH 4 18 22% 38 1 2
Anthony Squitieri CH 3 6 50.0% 22 0 0
Name School Att. Yards.  YPR TD
Octavious Cummings PC 23 232 10.1 2
Savorion Warren CH 29 217 7.5 2
Bo Guy PC 14 160 11.4 2
Javon Howell NP 28 154 5.5 0
T.J Luther PC 5 152 7.6 2
Brian Taylor NP 20 111 5.6 1
Shawn Campbell PC 12 91 7.6 0
Shamar Harvey PC 17 72 4.2 1
Jalien Whye NP 10 64 6.4 0
Alex Muse CH 20 63 3.2 2


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