Armwood's new o-line, and other football notes
Since preseason football drills commenced Aug. 6, the HomeTeam crew has hit every corner of Hillsborough County gathering facts, figures and other assorted items of interest for our Aug. 31 preview extravaganza.
By our odometers' collective count, we've logged 3,456 miles -- give or take a trip to Lennard.
Okay, that's not exactly true. But the following tidbits are:
* If Armwood's season started today, Coach Sean Callahan and offensive coordinator Evan Davis say, its revamped offensive line would look like this: junior RT Robert Thornley, senior RG Grifith Dieth, senior C Jeffery Abreu, senior LG Aaron Evans and junior LT Greg Bartley. Evans, the Seffner Christian transfer and UCF commit, is a vicious pulling guard.
* Plant City has two new coordinators. Coach Wayne Ward hired King quarterbacks coach (and Jesuit Hall of Famer) Hayward Bryant to run the offense, and promoted linebackers coach Marcus Governor to the defensive coordinator job.
* Plant coach Robert Weiner said he had 257 kids come out for football.
* Berkeley Prep has moved into the Straz Family Field House, a palatial two-story, 53,000-square foot athletic facility that borders the north side of Newman Stadium. The complex features a state-of-the-art training room, football locker room, coaches' offices, meeting room (with 27 theater-style seats) and a sprawling weight room. (For photos, go to the @JoeyHomeTeam feed on Twitter).
* Jesuit's team captains (as selected by the coaching staff) are linemen Robby Garcia and Cameron Ruff, WR Travis Johnson and LB/LS Brian Lee Patterson.