AVON PARK – Lake Placid faces the Frostproof Bulldogs tonight as the Green Dragons look to snap a two-game skid in tough losses to Moore Haven and Fort Meade.
The Green Dragons have not played the Bulldogs in a regular season game for a dozen years.
The last time being in 2006 in which Frostproof won 49-26. Frostproof won the last three games the two teams played, winning in 2005 by a score of 45-19 and in 2004 by a 40-0 score.
But that was a dozen years ago, right now the Frostproof Bulldogs are sporting a 2-1 record and a two-game win streak after losing to the Avon Park Red Devils 31-25 in overtime to open the season.
Lake Placid has taken a different route, winning its first game of the season and then suffering two tough losses as the Green Dragons currently sit at 1-2 on the season.
Lake Placid has been inconsistent on offense and has turned the ball over at an alarming rate in its two losses.
“We’re working hard to cut down on the mistakes and turnovers,” first-year Lake Placid head coach Andy Judah said. “The kids are playing with a lot of effort and we just need to execute better and hang on to the football.”
The Frostproof offense should be a good test for a stingy Lake Placid defense that has played exceptionally well and kept the Green Dragons in all of the their games, giving them a chance to win.
The Lake Placid offense has yet to find consistency in what it wants to do, and despite being able to rally to win the first game, last- minute heroics the last two weeks have fallen short.
Frostproof may prove to be a bit too much for Lake Placid to handle on both sides of the ball at this time.
The Bulldogs gave a good Avon Park team all it could handle in losing in double-overtime to the Red Devils the opening week of the season.
Lake Placid, which qualified for the state playoffs last year for the first time in many years, isn’t far from evening its record if everything falls into place just right against the Bulldogs.
Lake Placid will be at home on Sept. 21 with a game against Southwest Florida Christian.
The Green Dragons will hit the road for a game at Mulberry on Sept. 28.
Frostproof is a tough place to play and Lake Placid will have to play well for four quarters to come away with a victory over the Bulldogs in tonight’s contest.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 tonight at Faris Brannen Stadium.