Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT North Palm Beach, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in North Palm Beach, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Tropical Storm Fiona formed east of the Caribbean Wednesday night and is expected to continue strengthening....
Current projections call for Fiona's maximum wind speeds to reach 65 mph. To become a hurricane, maximum sustained winds have to reach 74 mph .
Dry air and wind shear in its path, along with passage over land, could cause the storm to lose intensity.
Depending on the tropical system's track and should any of the tropical moisture from the rainstorm survive the strong winds of the Caribbean, there could be another round of tropical downpours in parts of Florida next week, according to AccuWeather.
Once reaching the Bahamas, AccuWeather forecasters expect Fiona to take a turn more to the north. Early indications are that the storm could miss the United States, according to AccuWeather.
Even without an organized storm forecast to impact the eastern U.S. in the coming week, tropical moisture is still expected to play a role in weather conditions taking shape across parts of the country this week.
"With warm waters and a lack of disruptive wind shear, the environment ahead will be primed for further strengthening through Friday," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty.
"There is a plethora of strong wind shear across the Caribbean islands. This combined, with the friction of the tropical system passing over the mountainous islands, is expected to help the system lose wind intensity over the weekend," said Douty.
Newly formed Tropical Storm Fiona bears watching for the Southeast U.S. coast, but the most likely outcome is Fiona remaining well east of Florida, according to Dr. Ryan Truchelut, chief meteorologist at WeatherTiger.
Am exact forecast remains uncertain at this point and steering currents can change.
The bottom line is Fiona isn’t an imminent threat to Florida or the U.S. coastline as it stands, but that could change over the next 10 days, Truchelut said.
Here's the latest update from the NHC as of 8 a.m. Sept. 15:
At 8 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located 545 miles east of the Leeward Islands.
Fiona is moving toward the west near 13 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next several days.
On the forecast track, the center of Fiona is forecast to move through the Leeward Islands late Friday and Friday night, and move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this weekend.
Revised seasonal forecast:Atlantic hurricane season off to slow start. But top forecasters still expect above-normal activity
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles, to the east of the center.
Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for:
Additional tropical storm watches or warnings will likely be required later today for portions of the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
See the latest models on where Tropical Storm Fiona could go.
Tropical storm conditions are possible across portions of the northern Leeward Islands by Friday night, where a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect.
Fiona is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with isolated higher amounts across the northern Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.
wells generated by Fiona are expected to begin affecting the northern Leeward Islands by early Friday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Forecasters urge all residents to continue monitoring the tropics and to always be prepared during what's expected to be an active hurricane season.
Colorado State University's two-week hurricane forecast for Sept. 1-14 calls for a 70% chance of near-normal activity, a 25% chance of above-normal activity and a 5% chance of below-normal activity.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.
Although the season has gotten off to a quiet start, the peak of the season is Sept. 10, with the most activity happening between mid-August and mid-October, according to the Hurricane Center.
See the National Hurricane Center's five-day graphical tropical weather outlook below.
Systems currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.
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The EDP Florida Competitive League has kicked off its third year of league play with divisions in four regions including West Florida for the first time.The West Florida divisions join the highly-successful North, Central, and South, with teams in each division vying for a spot in the coveted EDP League Playoffs, being held this December in Palm Beach Gardens.The league has grown to over 825 teams this Fall, featuring some of the ...
The EDP Florida Competitive League has kicked off its third year of league play with divisions in four regions including West Florida for the first time.
The West Florida divisions join the highly-successful North, Central, and South, with teams in each division vying for a spot in the coveted EDP League Playoffs, being held this December in Palm Beach Gardens.
The league has grown to over 825 teams this Fall, featuring some of the top clubs from throughout the state in the 9U-19U age groups. Games kicked off August 20th, with over 400 matches played in the first few weeks of the season. With promotion and relegation on the line for the Spring 2023 season, teams are experiencing the meaning of earning their place while taking part in a good game every week with limited travel.
See highlights from some of the Leagues Brackets below:
The 12U Boys saw Miami Shores SC, Weston FC and Key Biscayne SC get early wins, while in the 11U Bracket FC Prime got off to a fast start with a win over Weston Select, and then drew 4-4 with Key Biscayne SC over the weekend.
At the older age groups, Doral SC Premier 2006 opened up with a 2-1 win over Key Biscayne SC, and in the 15U age group Miami Breakers 2008 Black and Key West 2008 Boys got the first wins of the season.
In the 13U Boys age group, Winter Park FC, Nona SA and Indialantic all started the season with a win, and the three teams sit at the top of the table. At 14U Boys, the opening weekend saw two close games, with High Soccer Prospects winning 2-0 and Nona SA winning 2-1.
At 12U Girls, Brevard SA has started the season 2-0, with a big 6-0 win over OCSS Lake Nona, and a 3-0 win over Southeast Volusia.
Ancient City SC 2012 is 4-0-0 in the 11U Boys age group, winning all four of their games by one goal. They defeated Jacksonville FC 2-1, Warner SC ASG 1-0, Florida Prime 4-3 and Jacksonville FC 2013 Pre-MLS 2-1.
The 14U Girls has Ancient City SC and Jacksonville FC both 2-0-0 at the top of the table, each allowing just one goal through their first two games.
Games in the West Florida divisions begin this weekend, featuring teams from Cape Coral Soccer, FC Sarasota, FC Tampa Rangers, Florida Hawks FC, North Port Fusion FC, Plant City FC, Silva Soccer, St. Pete Raiders, and Venice Area YSA.
247Sports Embed ResourceDot LoaderFSU football quarterback Jordan Travis returns home Friday when the Seminoles play Louisville at 7:30 p.m. ET from Cardinal Stadium. Travis, a former three-star recruit from North Palm Beach (Fla.) The Benjamin Sch...
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FSU football quarterback Jordan Travis returns home Friday when the Seminoles play Louisville at 7:30 p.m. ET from Cardinal Stadium. Travis, a former three-star recruit from North Palm Beach (Fla.) The Benjamin School in the Class of 2018, originally signed with the Cardinals before transferring to Florida State.
He spent one season at Louisville, attempting 14 passes and throwing a touchdown, while also rushing eight times, before electing to transfer closer to home at Florida State. He's since emerged as a foundational piece of Mike Norvell's roster in Tallahassee. So far this season, Travis has earned rave reviews for his development as a passer, as he has completed 31 of 48 passes for 467 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions through two games.
Travis faces a bit of a quarterback duel with his former teammate, Louisville star Malik Cunningham. The former Cardinal spoke with reporters this week, including Noles247, about the emotions he is feeling about the game, along with an on-field reunion of sorts with Cunningham.
Here is what Travis said about returning to the start of his college football career at Louisville.
Travis is in his third year as Florida State's starting quarterback. He has started 16 of 20 games since 2020.
"A little bit. I'm not going to sit here and say it's not on my mind, it's definitely on my mind a little bit, but it's just another game for me. It's another game for this football team. We're just going to go out there, get a win, give everything we have, give 100% and keep getting better every single day."
ON WHY TRAVIS SEEMS MORE CALM AND CONFIDENT THROUGH THE FIRST FEW GAMES OF THE SEASON...
"The coaches, my teammates, they give me a lot of confidence. Everything comes from confidence. Confidence comes from the work. Watching film, staying after, watching, studying the playbook, staying after. Little things like that. Seeing where the blitz is coming from, it’s important. If you don’t really know what’s going on you’re not going to be calm out there."
ON IF ACC TEAMS GET UP FOR FLORIDA STATE THAT WEEK...
"Every week is its own week. Every game is its own game. Just have to come to work with the same mindset every week that we want to get a win. I feel like the guys have been doing a great job of coming to work every single day at practice with a positive mindset. Everything is about the positive mindset, especially with this football team. Everyone has to have confidence and if we all have confidence we’re going to play."
ON FORMER LOUISVILLE TEAMMATE CUNNINGHAM...
"I’m proud of him for sure. I’ve been watching him and supporting him for a long time. He’s a great person, a great player. And I look forward to competing against him."
ON DARION WILLIAMSON...
"I’m proud of him for sure. He’s been working really hard. He’s a guy that he’s always steady. He always keeps a positive mindset. You’ll always see a smile on his face. He doesn’t say much at all but he always has a smile. He’s been making big plays at practice and you’ll see him in the game more for sure."
ON FLORIDA STATE'S TONY TOKARZ, THE QUARTERBACK COACH AND THE BENEFIT OF TOKARZ BEING ABLE TO FOCUS ON THAT GROUP WITHOUT ALSO SERVING AS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR...
"Coach Tokarz, he’s a great coach, he’s a great person. He cares about us a lot. It’s great to have him with us all the time. Being able to focus just on us and being with us all the time, going over defenses like that, it’s good for sure."
ON HIS CONFIDENCE, MENTIONED IN A TWITTER SPACE INTERVIEW WITH TIM TEBOW...
"Study a lot. I came up here a lot, 10, 11 o’clock at night to watch film with my dog. It was just me and my dog, sitting up there in the film room. I feel like that’s the most important thing. It’s like a test. You study for a test, you’re going to be comfortable going in, ready to go. That’s where I feel like I’m at right now. Obviously the offensive line has been doing a great job. The receivers have been making great plays. So it’s easy to be confident and comfortable."
ON WHAT THE SCOUT TEAM IS ABLE TO SHOW FLORIDA STATE'S OFFENSE IN PRACTICE...
"It’s one of the most important things. During the week, especially the week of a game. Those guys have to come and give our offensive line a look, give the receivers a look, give me a look, give the running backs a look. It’s so important because it translates to the game. It really does. I told them after the LSU game that win they did just as much as we did. The guys that didn’t play in that game, the guys that are on scout team, they did just as much as us. It’s so big."
"Just his poise. And No. 1, getting those guys to play harder, and overachieve themselves. I liken him to a Steve Nash type of guy, he can raise the guys play around him. And he does it in a positive way. You rarely see him go at a guy. But he also gets those guys to play above, with the relationship and the encouragement and the positivity that he uses, so those guys play hard for him.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 11th-ranked Florida State Men’s Golf team participates in another challenging tournament this weekend, heading to the Fighting Illini/OFCC Invitational at Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois.The OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational welcomes many of the nation’s top teams for the 16th season on its par-70, 7,310-yard golf course. The club is home to several premier events, having played host to the U.S. Amateur (2015), two U.S. Opens (1928, 2003), two PGA Championships (1925, ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 11th-ranked Florida State Men’s Golf team participates in another challenging tournament this weekend, heading to the Fighting Illini/OFCC Invitational at Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois.
The OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational welcomes many of the nation’s top teams for the 16th season on its par-70, 7,310-yard golf course. The club is home to several premier events, having played host to the U.S. Amateur (2015), two U.S. Opens (1928, 2003), two PGA Championships (1925, 1961), a U.S. Senior Open (1997), plus five Western Opens (1920, 1927, 1933, 1968, 1971) and the 2020 BMW Championship.
Several Top 25 teams will be participating in Illinois this weekend, including Arizona State (5), Florida (3), North Carolina (2), Oklahoma State (7), Pepperdine (10), Stanford (15), Texas (9), Illinois (11) and Arizona (25).
“We are very fortunate to play in this tournament every year,” FSU Head Coach Trey Jones said. “Playing a major championship golf course against one of the best fields in college golf is one of the reasons you play golf at Florida State. Competing in events like this will only help us late in the year.”
Florida State travels five starters for the tournament, including juniors Cole Anderson, Frederik Kjettrup and Brett Roberts. Freshmen Jack Bigham and Luke Clanton take aim at the difficult course for the first time as members of the Seminoles.
“The golf course will expose any mental or physical deficiency, and will give us a clear idea of what each player needs to work on when we return,” Jones added. “This is our 15th year playing in this tournament.”
Anderson enjoyed a career-best performance at last week’s Maui Jim Intercollegiate, finishing second and shooting 15-under (65-64-66) in an impressive display.
Roberts tied for 13th after shooting 8-under (67-65-70), while Kjettrup tied for 31st at 3-under (71-66-70).
Bigham and Clanton will play in their second tournaments as Seminoles after participating in Scottsdale last weekend.
Olympia Fields routinely has one of the best fields in collegiate golf. The field combined to tally 11 berths into the 2022 NCAA Regionals last May, with nine programs that advanced to stroke play at the NCAA Championship and five of the eight programs that closed the season in match play vying for the championship trophy at Grayhawk.
Teams in the 2022 OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational field have combined to account for 14 of 20 spots in the last 10 NCAA Championship match play finals, including each of the last four national title winners.
Clanton tees off for the Seminoles beginning at 9:15 a.m. ET/8:15 a.m. CT on Friday.
Follow the Florida State Seminoles Golf Twitter Account (@fsugolf) for updates throughout the weekend, and keep track of scoring on golfstat.com.
It’s already been a roller coaster ride just getting to Week 4 and the slate once again has its share of Thursday night games taking place. One of them will be a nationally televised contest on ESPN2 as Venice will host St. Frances Academy of Maryland. The other top contest going on will be up in the state’s capital when the Lincoln Trojans welcome in the Bartram Trail Bears into town. There’s just around 20 games taking place throughout the state of Florida and we highlight the top 5 matchups taking place tonight....
It’s already been a roller coaster ride just getting to Week 4 and the slate once again has its share of Thursday night games taking place. One of them will be a nationally televised contest on ESPN2 as Venice will host St. Frances Academy of Maryland. The other top contest going on will be up in the state’s capital when the Lincoln Trojans welcome in the Bartram Trail Bears into town. There’s just around 20 games taking place throughout the state of Florida and we highlight the top 5 matchups taking place tonight.
St. Frances Academy (MD) (2-0) at Venice (1-1): The Panthers come into Sarasota County fresh off a 47-7 win over DeSoto (TX) and bring a high-powered offense. St. Frances Academy features quarterback Michael Van Buren (24-of-40, 371 yards, 7 TDs) and running back Durell Robinson (294 yards, 2 TDs) on offense. Venice’s defense will be tested, which the Indians leans upon Penn State commitment Elliot Washington (and defensive lineman Damon Wilson (14 tackles). Venice’s offense has been light at the running back and will need players like quarterback Brooks Bentley (277 yards, 2 TDs), running back Alvin Johnson III and wide receiver Ryan Matulevich (9 catches, 114 yards) to play well in order for the Indians to win.
Benjamin (0-3) at Gulliver Prep (0-2): Surprising that each of these teams are winless to date but they’ve also both played tough schedules so far. The Buccaneers have faced John Carroll Catholic, Pahokee and Cardinal Newman awhile Gulliver has taken on Rockledge, Cardinal Gibbons. LSU commit Jalen Brown remains the top offensive threat for the Raiders and Micah Mays is the go-to-guy on Benjamin.
Bartram Trail (3-0) at Lincoln (3-0): Lincoln is averaging a ridiculous 60.6 points per game on offense and they’ll come up against a Bartram Trail squad that held Mainland to three points last week. Trojans’ offense is led by signal caller Ayden Fryar (267 yards, 5 TDs) and running backs Demetric Stephens, Jashawn Washington. The Bears have forced five turnovers so far. Something here has to give in this matchup between the Trojans’ offense and Bears’ defense.
Windermere Prep (3-0) at Riverdale Ridge (CO) (2-1): The Lakers’ offense has been on fire to start off the season, averaging around 44 points per game. Leading the way for Windermere Prep is running back Jackson Bennett, who has rushed for 523 yards and scored 7 times through three games. They’ll be facing a Colorado team in Riverdale Ridge that lost its first game last week 27-11 versus Denver Northfield.
Braddock (2-0) at Coral Reef (2-1): The Bulldogs have been dominant through two games against Mourning and Miami Southwest, out-scoring the two clubs 91-6. Braddock quarterback David Garcia has played well so far, completing 14-of-19 passing for 255 yards and 3 TDs. Coral Reef senior running back Nicholas Lardizabal has rushed for 329 yards and scored 7 times for the Barracudas.
Rest of the Week 4 Thursday night slate
Hialeah-Miami Lakes (1-1) at Jackson (1-2)
Pompano Beach (3-0) at St. John Paul II Academy (0-2)
Lake Worth (1-1) at Olympic Heights (1-2)
Jupiter (1-2) at Suncoast (1-2)
Spanish River (0-3) at West Boca Raton (2-1)
Southwest (0-2) at Homestead (3-0)
Clay (1-2) at Gainesville (0-3)
Marianna (0-3) at Rutherford (0-3)
Florida Christian (0-2) at True North Classical (1-2)
South Fort Myers (0-2) at East Lee County (1-2)
Somerset Prep (0-3) at Palm Beach Christian (2-0)
Sports Leadership Management (0-2) at Westminster Academy (2-0)
AACA (0-2) at IMG Academy Blue (2-1)
North Broward Prep (2-1) at Northeast (0-2)
OPCA (2-0) at FSDB (2-1)
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