MANATEE -- It was a gut wrenching one point loss for Southeast last week, when the Seminoles fell to Port Charlotte. A Southeast team, lead by Brett Timmons, has turned some heads in the highly competitive class 6A district 12.

“We learned a lot about ourselves, we haven’t been in that kind of situation in a while, ”It is something that we learned from, it is something we can get better from,” Timmons said.

Junior Quarterback Maleek Huggins dazzled again, gaining 270 yards, while accounting for three touchdowns.

“It is another year in the system, another year with those guys being around each other,” Timmons said.

Spencer Hodges, and Sarasota has made Huggins a priority in practice.

“Got a good scout team look, got a couple athletes playing the quarterback position they do a great job of extending plays,” Hodges said.

Southeast has won five of their past six meetings with Sarasota. But on Friday, Timmons squad will get a different look from the Sailors.

“They have added toughness, that they probably did not have last year, so it is going to be formidable force for us to stop,” Timmons said.

The task of quieting Sarasota’s explosive offense, specifically Brain Battie is no easy task.

“If we can contain him, hopefully we have a shot,” Timmons said.

For a Sarasota team that soared out to a 3-0 start, and has since hit a road bump dropping two straight games, it is as simple as:

“Execute and be in the right spot at the right time, and when plays happen and fall into your lap we just have to make them,” Hodges said.