District 2 Preview: Chiles Looks To Continue Their Surge, How Fast Can Maclay Recover?

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Chiles High School finally took down Maclay to win the District, after many years of dominance by Maclay.  Unfortunately for Chiles, an administrative error led to the FHSAA requiring them to forfeit their FHSAA first round game to Gulf Breeze, ending their season prematurely.  But that does not dim what they accomplished on the field last season.

Last season’s Regular Season records via MaxPreps (Note: possibility not all results were uploaded):

School Name *W-L *Pct. W-L Pct. GF GA
Chiles 9-2 0.818 15-3 0.833 208 138
Maclay 4-5 0.444 4-14 0.222 130 179
Lincoln 3-4 0.429 5-7 0.417 124 134
Leon 1-6 0.143 6-12 0.333 118 165

Chiles High School 15-3, lost in the 1st round of the FHSAA playoffs

Head Coach Chris Anders sent in this information as his team looks to repeat their feat from a year ago:

What are your expectations this season for the team?

We expect to be a competitive team this season. We lost a lot of senior leaders from our 2018 District Championship team, but those guys laid the ground work for our underclass who are now stepping into a bigger role. We return a lot of key components to be successful and make a strong push into 2019 Districts and beyond.

I have kept the coaching staff mainly in tact as we look face our toughest schedule yet with game vs teams like IMG academy, #12 in the state Oak Hall, District 5 champion Fletcher High School, District 2 champion Gulf Breeze and the always tough Episcopal High School. I think the tougher the teams, the more we can learn and the better we can get as a team as we push on to District championships and State tournament. The kids are juiced up more than ever this year and it’s a testament to our 2018 senior class.

Who are the returning players who will make a difference this season?

FOGO Sr Riley Myers 134 FOW/56.1%/ 60 GB, Attack Sr Trenton Fewox 22G 14A (Lander Univ.), Attack Sr Matt Congdon 20G 14A 40GB (Landers Unvi), LSM Sr Quinn Lassiter 3G 6A 84GB30 caused turnovers, Goalie Jr Carson Hough 88 saves 46.3 save %

What players do you expect to step up this year that didn’t get much playing time last year?

Mid field Sr Zach Shaffer, Attack Jr Sam Hartmann

What are the games you are really looking forward to this season?

Both Maclay games, our first ever game vs IMG, the challenge of #12 Oak Hall and playing the best team in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze.

Maclay 4-14, lost in district final

A perennial strong program over the last decade, Maclay fell hard last season and has hired former Martin County Head Coach Justin Van Tassel to right the ship.  Here’s his input on the upcoming season:

What are your expectations this season for the team?

I expect to have a decent season. It will be an improvement from last year. We are very young with only senior so this is a good building year to get a lot of experience for some of the younger players.

Who are the returning players who will make a difference this season?

Sam Chase, 2020 Attack (Uncommitted)

Matthew Winegardner, 2020 Attack/Mid (Mercer or Boston U.  Hasn’t decided yet)

Mark Scott, 2019 Defense

What players do you expect to step up this year that didn’t get much playing time last year?

Carson Rowe, 2022 Attack

Everett Thompson, 2022 Attack

Stone Foster, 2021 Mid/Attack

Eli Paddock, 2022 Defense

What are the games you are really looking forward to this season?

Oak Hall

Lincoln 5-7, lost in the district semifinals

Unfortunately Lincoln has not sent in their questionnaire yet, we will add it when it comes in.

Leon 6-12, lost in the district semifinals

Unfortunately Leon has not sent in their questionnaire yet, we will add it when it comes in.