Gators rip Franklin County 54-0

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 09:01 AM.

“I also learned we get after it pretty good on defense. We swarmed to the ball pretty good all night.”

The Gators quickly dialed it back against Franklin County, but they will dial it up this week as the Classic is rendered to the rear view mirror at Port St. Joe comes calling at 8 p.m. ET Friday night at Gator Field.

“That’s over with,” Kizziah said of the Kickoff Classic. “It was a good scrimmage for us and we got to go after another team.

“They don’t need any motivation for Port St. Joe, or at least I hope we don’t.”

The county rivals again begin the regular season on opposite sidelines, a familiarity that resonates through the rivalry.

“We play each other every spring and we play each other enough that we know each other pretty well,” Kizziah said. “It comes down to who will make the fewest mistakes and which team makes the plays, like it always does.

“We have a little bit of size, they have a little bit of speed. If we can neutralize their speed, that is key. I think it will be a whale of a ballgame.”

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