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Crosstown rivals collide

September 13, 2013
By JIM LINETTE ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

After serving up dangerous lightning and heavy rain that postponed play in Southwest Florida last Friday, high school football fans, coaches, players and administrators are hoping to get a break from Mother Nature his week.

Oh, no! Weather forecasts indicate a chance of isolated rainshowers developing late in the afternoon.

Cape Coral's two strongest teams, showing productive offense and solid defense in the first two games, collide Friday night. Cape High's Seahawks (2-0) visits Ida Baker (2-0), putting their unbeaten seasons on the line.

Article Photos

Mariner senior quarterback Jonah Markovits (6) rolls out looking for a receiver in Saturday’s loss to Palmetto Ridge. Last Friday night’s game was postponed due to a lightning storm. More photos are available online at:

The Seahawks are coming off a 35-19 victory over Estero, a game in which quarterback Dylan Bontrager passed for three touchdowns and runningback Eamon Smart ran for 99 yards. The Seahawks rolled up 45 points in their season opener, bringing their season total to 80 points.

The Bulldogs are coming off a 26-20 win at Key West and are facing their second crosstown rival showdown in their first home game of the season. The Bulldogs prevailed at Island Coast 32-14 in the season-opener two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Island Coast (0-1) hosts South Fort Myers (2-0); Mariner (0-2) travels to Port Charlotte in search of its first win of the season; and Oasis (0-1) travels to Barrington Christian.

The Tritons have shown little offense in its first two contests, managing a combined 15 points in two defeats. The Tritons turned the ball over five times in Saturday's 28-7 loss to Palmetto Ridge, including twice inside the 5-yard line.

Brennan Williams sparked the Tritons with a 60-yard touchdown run in their lone score.

Both Oasis and Island Coast had their games last weekend canceled when a suitable makeup date could not be found.

North Fort Myers (0-2) traveled to Gulf Coast Thursday night with Bishop Verot (0-1) hosting North Broward Prep.

Cape Coral, Island Coast and Mariner begin District 5A-14 play next Friday night. The Seahawks host Cypress Lake at Dave Warkentin Field while Mariner pays a visit to Moody Field to take on the North Fort Myers Red Knights.

Island Coast heads north a ways to take on the Lemon Bay Manta Rays.

In other games next weekend, Ida Baker hostsRiverdale and Bishop Verot hosts Doral Academy.

Football District Standings

Through Sept. 9 Games

District 7A-11 (Reg. 3)

Dist. All

Fort Myers0-0 2-0

Charlotte0-0 1-0

Port Charlotte 0-0 1-0

Riverdale0-0 0-1

District 6A-12 (Reg. 3)

Dist. All

Ida Baker0-0 2-0

South FM0-0 2-0

East Lee Co.0-0 0-1

Lehigh 0-0 0-2

District 6A-13 (Reg. 4)

Dist. All

Palmetto Ridge0-0 2-0

Naples0-0 2-0

Barron Collier 0-0 1-0

Gulf Coast 0-0 1-0

Estero0-0 1-1

District 5A-14 (Reg. 4)

Dist. All

Cape Coral0-0 2-0

Cypress Lake0-0 0-2

Island Coast0-0 0-1

Lemon Bay0-0 0-1

Dunbar0-0 0-2

Mariner0-0 0-2

North FM0-0 0-2

District 5A-15 (Reg. 4)

Dist. All

Golden Gate 0-0 1-1

Lely0-0 0-1

Immokalee0-0 0-2

District 3A-6 (Reg. 3)

Dist. All

Card. Mooney0-0 1-0

Bishop Verot 0-0 0-1

Out-of-Door0-0 0-2

District 2A-6 (Reg. 3)

Dist. All

First Baptist0-0 2-0

SWF Christian0-0 2-0

SJ Neumann0-0 1-0

Evan. Christian0-0 1-1

Marco Island0-0 1-1

Imagine School0-0 0-1

Moore Haven0-0 0-1



C.S. Naples2-0






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