PTP Campus Tour: Palm Harbor University at Sickles

The Prime Time Preps Campus Tour, presented by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is a free, interactive event that includes games and prizes for all fans, including the opportunity to get Bucs swag. The tour’s latest stop is at Sickles for Friday’s matchup against Palm Harbor University. Check out the preview below.

Palm Harbor University (4-1) At Sickles (2-3), Friday, 7:30

Three Things To Know

Something at stake

This is the Class 4M, District 6 opener for both teams. The Hurricanes, who went 6-4 last season, would be undefeated if not for allowing a 4th-and-44 and a two-point conversion in the final minute against rival Tarpon Springs two weeks ago. Despite their 2-3 record, the Gryphons have been competitive. Two of their three losses were by a combined four points.

A dual threat duel

PHU and Sickles each have effective quarterbacks who can move the ball with their arm — and their feet. The Hurricanes’ Will Seibert, a junior, has racked up 492 yards (322 passing, 170 rushing) and nine touchdowns (five rushing, four passing) in five games. The Gryphons’ Brandon Royal, a senior, is known more for his ability to air it out, as evidenced by his 1,159 yards and 12 touchdowns passing this season. But he also is effective on the ground with 174 yards and six touchdowns rushing.

Defense, defense

Sure, the offenses have prolific playmakers but the defenses for each team have been key their success. PHU has allowed a combined 20 points in three of their wins. Sickles, meanwhile, has given up 12 points or less in their two wins.

Stat leaders

Passing yardsWill Seibert, 322Brandon Royal, 1,159
Rushing yardsMykehl Boebert, 433Gabe Laing, 2052
Receiving yardsJake Rennert, 125Isaiah Hudson, 512
TacklesGunner Fodor, 48Three with 18
SacksZavion Roberts, 3Elijah Rich, 4
InterceptionsJason Ice, 2Angelo Amador, 3