COUNTY LINE BOWL 7
The Teams: Jensen Beach (4-1); Port St. Lucie (1-4)
Last Game: Jensen Beach beat Titusville 35-19; Port St. Lucie lost to Melbourne 45-21
The Game: Friday, 10/15; Kickoff at 7 PM at Jaguar Stadium (Port St. Lucie, FL)
Players to Watch: Tevin Wilson (RB, Jensen Beach); Larry Jones (LB, Jensen Beach); DJ Duste (QB, Port St. Lucie); Terrell Floyd (CB, Port St. Lucie)
The Set-Up: Jensen Beach, coming off a thrashing of Titusville last week, heads into the annual County Line Bowl intent on winning two in a row, a feat not accomplished by either team since the County Line Bowl began. Their offense has been electric this season, led by explosive tailback Tevin Wilson, who already has over 1,000 yards rushing in just five games this season. The Falcons defense is no slouch either, allowing an average of 14.8 points per game. Jensen Beach looks to improve their record to 5-1 in John Fey’s first season as head coach.
Port St. Lucie, coming off a heartbreaking loss to Melbourne, returns home to Jaguar Stadium with hopes of achieving their second win of the season and break the current 4-game losing streak. Their offense remains a bright spot for the Jaguars, with playmaker Terrell Floyd and quarterback DJ Duste leading the attack. The pressure lies on Port St. Lucie’s defense, who hasn’t been able to find a consistent rhythm this season, to come out strong against a potent Falcons running attack, led by Tevin Wilson.
Prediction: Although neither Jensen Beach nor Port St. Lucie has won consecutive games in the County Line Bowl, that streak seems likely to be broken Friday night when the Falcons lead a Tevin Wilson running attack and stingy defense into Jaguar Stadium to attack a struggling Jaguars team. While Port St. Lucie’s offense has shown signs of optimism, going against a stingy defense like Jensen Beach’s isn’t likely to produce better results than in prior weeks. And if they are able to break through, it’s doubtful that the Jaguars can keep up with Wilson and the Falcons offense. My Pick: Jensen Beach