Football preview: Seffner Christian — Aug. 4

Seffner Christian

At a glance

Coach: Travis Puleo, seventh season

Class: 1, District 3 (Metro)

Last season: 6-5

Key players: OL/DL Otis Grant, Jr.; WR Odarius King, Sr.; WR/DB Cameron Knox, Jr.; QB Jordan Magwood, So; WR/DB Johnny Mathis, Jr., Jr.; WR/RB/CB Terek McCant, Jr.; OL Billy Nofsinger, Jr.; DE/TE Soloman Williams, Jr.


Aug. 19 at Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, 7 (preseason)

Aug. 26 at Master’s Academy, 7:30

Sept. 2 at Orlando First Academy, 7

Sept. 9 Bye

Sept. 16 vs. Winter Haven Ambassadors Christian Academy, 7:30

Sept. 23 at Central Florida Christian Academy, 7

Sept. 30 at Cambridge Christian, 7

Oct. 7 vs. Northside Christian, 7

Oct. 14 vs. Carrollwood Day, 7

Oct. 21 vs. Jacksonville Young Kids in Motion, 7:30

Oct. 28 vs. Clearwater Central Catholic, 7:30

Nov. 4 vs. Fort Meade, 7:30


Seffner Christian has made the playoffs four straight seasons. It will be challenging to keep that streak considering the Crusaders are now in a district (1M-2) that includes Cambridge Christian, Carrollwood Day and Clearwater Central Catholic. But the Crusaders have the talent to compete. Jordan Magood is one of the top quarterbacks in the district – and the area. And Tyrek McCant (737 rushing yards, 112 receiving last season) can be used in a multitude of ways. Seffner Christian also got a boost with receivers Odarius King (Sumner) and Johnny Mathis Jr. (Riverview) who transferred in from other schools. Billy Nofsinger anchors the offensive line. On defense, Soloman Williams is a ferocious rusher who is turning into anelite prospect. Otis Grant, a transfer from Jefferson, will help out on both sides of the line.