PTP Campus Tour: Jefferson at Plant

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 Plant for Friday’s matchup against Jefferson. Check out the preview below.

Jefferson (1-5) At Plant (4-2), tonight, 7:30

Three Things To Know

Back on track

After losing to Tampa Bay Tech and Berkeley Prep (a combined 9-2) the first two weeks, Plant has won four straight games to get back into playoff contention. A big key for the Panthers’ turnaround is the play of their defense, which has allowed a combined 26 points in their four wins.

Rotating quarterbacks

Plant has a surplus of quarterbacks. That depth is put to use with two quarterbacks, Trey O’Malley and JC Mirasola, sharing playing time in each game. O’Malley, a senior, has thrown for 340 yards and six touchdowns. Mirasola, a junior, has 606 yards and 10 touchdowns passing so far this season.

Jefferson looking for jumpstart

Since starting 1-1, the Dragons have lost four straight games. The struggles are due in large part to an offense that was shutout in three straight games. But there is hope. Last week, Jefferson had its most competitive game in nearly a month, losing to Blake 28-18. Ronnell Dubose was a bright spot for the Dragons, rushing for 114 yards and scoring two touchdowns on the ground against the Yellow Jackets.

Stat leaders
Passing yardsJack Cunningham, 556JC Mirasola, 606
Rushing yardsRonnell Dubose, 265JC Mirasola, 125
Receiving yardsAhmad Bacon Jr., 244Ben Mackinnon, 224
TacklesWill Stillings, 40Alex Tate, 46
SacksAlejandro Cuellar, 3.5Two with four.
InterceptionsRome Jackson, 2Three with one.