Apopka to be on national television

Some might think that a reigning state champion team could be thinking about a second title. Apopka (Flor.) head coach Richard Darlington says that it's week by week for his team.

The football season is just a week away and one of the first, nationally televised high school games will feature Apopka (Flor.) against Byrnes (S.C.). Nebraska fans will show up to see 2014 commit, Zack Darlington, making a run at a second state title.

"We really aren't thinking about that at all," Apopka head coach Richard Darlington said. "We are just trying to win this week. A state title is just too far away. We don't play a district game until week six."

Three-star quarterback, Zack Darlington, returns for his senior season to help guide Apopka. Last season Darlington finished up his junior season playing in the state title game with a broken wrist.

"Zack is good. Everything is good with Zack. He's going out there and executing, helping out his team and being a leader. His wrist is fine after his surgery back in February."

In a text message from Zack it seems that there is a desire to get to Nebraska's season opener against Wyoming. It's not a definite, but Richard definitely wants to get back for a game this fall.

"We definitely want to see a game this fall," Coach Darlington said. "I believe that the only two night games that have been announced are the first two games of the season. I am going to need some time to get a ticket to travel there with Zack. We are definitely visiting for a game."

Apopka takes on Byrnes on Saturday at 11:00 CST which will be on ESPNU.

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 11 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 13 years.
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