Football preview: Brandon — Aug. 12


At a glance

Coach: Daryl Stewart, third season

Class: 2, District 5 (Metro)

Last season: 0-10

Key players: LB/TE Zion Alexis, Sr.;DL/FB Grover Colbert, Jr.; LB/TE Waylon Davis, ATH Juelz Mendez, Jr.; ATH Jacob Merritt, So.; OL/DL Ayden Spencer, Sr.; FB/DL Deneico Thomas, Sr.


Aug. 19 at Seminole, 7:30 (preseason)

Aug. 26 vs. Riverview, 7:30 

Sept. 2 at Leto, 7:30

Sept. 9 at Blake, 7:30

Sept. 16 vs. Freedom, 7:30

Sept. 23 at Robinson, 7:30

Sept. 30 vs. King, 7:30

Oct. 7 Bye

Oct. 14 vs. Middleton, 7:30

Oct. 21 at Spoto, 7:30

Oct. 28 at Chamberlain, 7:30

Nov. 4 vs. Alonso, 7:30


Daryl Stewart, now in his third season as coach, is seeking his first win with the program. Brandon has lost 39 straight games, a streak that started in the second game of the 2018 season. The Eagles are getting to snapping those string of defeats. Last season, two games were decided by a combined six points. The biggest focus is on improving an offense just 24 points total a year ago. To do that, the Eagles will rely on athletes, such as Juelz Mendez and Jacob Merritt. The defense also should get better thanks to the return of Zion Alexis, Grover Colbert, Waylon Davis, Ayden Spencer and Deneico Thomas.