Web Extra: Creekside's coach discusses this week's game vs. Fletcher

ST. JOHNS, Fla. -- Coming off a big win on the road against Nease last week, the Creekside Knights will host the Fletcher Senators on Friday.

In the video clip above, Creekside head coach Greg Stanton discusses the challenges that Fletcher presents.

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Athlete of the Week: Creekside's Nico Ditota

ST. JOHNS, Fla. -- Creekside High School senior linebacker Nico Ditota has overcome quite a bit of adversity in his 17 years.

A few years ago, one of Ditota's brothers passed away.  Not long after that, Nico suffered a broken leg during football practice, and he missed most of his sophomore season because of that injury.

Now that he's a senior, Nico is excelling on and off the field.  Despite his size (5'7", 160 pounds), he is a productive member of the Knights' defense.  His biggest source of motivation when he's on the field is his brother to whom he dedicates every game to by writing a pre-game message on his Facebook wall.

Another way that Ditota honors his brother is by volunteering at a summer camp for kids with special needs.  When he was alive, Nico's brother enjoyed attending that camp.

On Your Side team gets answers for viewers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "I'd like them to give me an explanation why," Jeff in Arlington said. 

He asked the On Your Side team for help after his utility bill went up to $940.

First Coast News called JEA and asked why. 

Spokesperson, Gerri Boyce, said from June to July the family was using about 1,000 gallons a day, which is a lot according to Boyce. 

JEA recently did a smart check at the home to verify the reading and said a toilet leak or a leaking hose might have caused the increase.

To lower your bill, check for toilet leaks. Boyce said a cheap flapper valve can solve many toilet problems. Boyce said to make sure you turn off outdoor hoses. JEA's website has money saving tips to help you lower your utility bills.

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Real ways to help you find a job and other resources

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Shawntray from the Westside asked the On Your Side team a question.

He said he recently lost his job as a security guard because he was sick and can't find work. Shawntray said he lost his home and he's afraid he'll lose his car. He wants help.

Shawntray, here is what you do:

1) Get your hands on a phone in the area of Northeast Florida and dial the United Way's 211. It is a referral source that will refer you to places for emergency financial assistance, food, shelter and clothing and a lot of other service.

2) Call the company that you make car payments and explain your situation. Ask if some payments can be deferred.

3) Go to a place like WorkSource Florida. They have offices across the region They will help you or anyone looking for work Find a job. Call 904-356-JOBS for more information.

Clarification on Clay Electric Energy rate hikes

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- First Coast News wants to further clarify our story on Clay Electric's rates going up.

They are going up 3.5% percent for customers who use on average 1,171 kilowat hours of power per month. The 3.5% increase includes the slightly higher energy rates and a $3 customer charge.

Clay Electric's spokesperson tells FCN they are not the only power companies having to raise rates because of the economy.