Football preview: Weeki Wachee — Aug. 12

Weeki Wachee

At a glance

Coach: Jim Malandrucco, first season

Class: 2, District 11 (Suburban)

Last season: 0-10

Key players: OL/DL Corbin Blevins, Sr.; DL/OL Justin Boyle; RB/DB Rafael Diaz-Torres; DE/TE Matt Frazier, Jr.; DE/WR Noah Frazier, So.; FB/LB Jordon Jandro, Jr.; OL/DL Cameron Jung, Sr.; TE/LB Eryk Marcuccio, So.; QB/DB Gio Martinez, So.; RB/DB Carlito McLaughlin, Jr.; RB/LB Mykel Theriault, So.


Aug. 26 at Crystal River, 7

Sept. 2 vs. Williston, 7

Sept. 9 vs. Tenoroc, 7:30

Sept. 16 Bye

Sept. 23 at Springstead, 7:30

Sept. 30 vs. Nature Coast, 7:30

Oct. 7 at Fivay, 7:30

Oct. 14 at Hudson, 7:30

Oct. 21 vs. Anclote, 7:30

Oct. 28 at Central, 7:30

Nov. 4 vs. Hernando, 7:30


Jon Malandrucco, the former coach at Parrot Middle, was hired in the offseason to take over at Weeki Wachee. He replaces Chris Cook, who left after three seasons. It is a challenging job. After all, Malandrucco inherits a program that has lost 12 straight games, a streak that dates back to the end of the 2020 season. Still, Malandrucco is confident there can be significant improvement this season. The offense, which scored just 16 points a year ago, might still go through some growing pains with a young lineup loaded with potential. The strength likely will be on the defensive side with rushers Matt and Noah Frazier and a linebacking untit led by Jordon Jandro, Eryk Marcuccio and Mykel Theriault.