Prep football Week 5: Lely goes for third straight win against winless Lehigh

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Lehigh (0-4, 0-1 in 3A-12) at Lely (2-2, 1-0), 7:30 p.m.

Key players: Lehigh– QB Troy Campbell, RB Lary Overstreet, RB Darius Hogan, WR Russell Barton, WR Markeese Brantley. Lely – QB Sean O'Regan, RB Darion Hall, RB Frankie Pugh, WR Matt Costello, DB Jhony Faustin, DL Thad Gillings, DL Cesar Torres.

What to watch for: Lely looking getting its running game going. The Trojans, with Darion Hall and Frankie Pugh, only totaled 64 yards rushing against Golden Gate. If they don't, look for big plays from quarterback Sean O'Regan and wide receiver Matt Costello, along with special teams. The Lightning showed they could score points against Barron Collier, but have been weak on defense. They will try to stop Lely's running game and get big plays from their running backs and passing game.

Lely goes looking for its second win in Class 3A-12 play on Friday night.

Trojans, 2-2 and 1-0 in district play, host Lehigh, 0-4 and 0-1 in district action, at 7:30 p.m.

Lely coach Dave Miller is not looking past Lehigh.

Two weeks ago "we had Gulf Coast down 16-0 and let up and ended up losing (34-16)," Miller said. "You can’t give a team a chance to gain momentum. Lehigh has good speed and excellent athletes who can break the big play. We can’t let that happen."

Lely, even though a bit sloppy, dominated Golden Gate for a 21-7 district win last Friday.

"Our defense has played real well the last two weeks," Miller said. "Golden Gate concentrated on our run, which made our passing work, but I would still like to run more."

Lely quarterback Sean O’Regan hooked up with Matt Costello for key plays in the win over Golden Gate. One completion went for a touchdown and another set up a score.

"Those plays were critical to our win," Miller said.

Lehigh coach Pete Fominaya, a former Naples High assistant, says he has a young team when it comes to knowing football.

"We are senior-laden, but the amount of playing experience amounts to them being a young team," Fominaya said. "In those losses we played really well at times. Crucial mistakes and penalties can kill momentum. A good team will capitalize on those mistakes."

While he says his team is blessed with talent, the team is learning how to play together.

"Troy Campbell transitioned to quarterback just two weeks ago,'' he said. "He listens well and is learning."

Lehigh has strong running backs in Larry Overstreet and Darius Hogan, to go with speedy wide receivers Russell Barton and Markeese Brantley.

"Those guys can give any defense some trouble," Fominaya said. "Even though we have lost four games, the kids are still fighting. If you get good athletes going in the right direction, good things can happen."

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