While LaxRecords.com was started as a place to house the history of boys’ high school lacrosse, there are a lot of performances that do not make the lists. But those performances deserved to be highlighted. This week a host of Florida players dominate as the Sunshine State started the 2017 boys’ high school lacrosse season.
Each Monday, I’ll highlight players, teams, coaches and games that caught my attention.
Finding the Net
Through the first week of the boys’ high school lacrosse season, there have been several lopsided matchups. Much like Alabama hosting Middle Tennessee State in an early-season football match, there are teams that are not quite equal in skill level early in the year as team’s try to find their flow.
In Florida, 21 games saw at least one team score at least 20 goals in a game. Among those teams is last year’s FHSAA runner-up Ponte Vedra, which is FloridaLacrosseNews.com’s favorite to go all the way this season. The Sharks scored 22 goals in a 22-3 win over Timber Creek (Fla.) on Monday. That win was also Tom West’s 300 career victory.
The First Academy (Orlando, Fla.) junior Brennen Fountain kicked off his junior year with a six assist game in the Royals’ first game. The First Academy defeated Trinity Prep (Fla.) 16-0 and Fountain dished out six assists. The 6-foot junior finished last year with 93 points.
— Brennen Fountain (@_brennen14) February 11, 2017
Matt Keeler scored five goals and assisted five others. Reid Smith, The Record’s 2016 Player of the Year, also scored five goals in Ponte Vedra’s 21-3 win over Timber Creek (Orlando, Fla.) on Feb. 6.
South Fork (Fla.) midfielder Jed Dalton won 22 of 24 face-offs in an 11-10 overtime win over Vero Beach (Fla.) on Wednesday.