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Bob Putnam, Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons

More evidence that 2012 was a down year for Tampa Bay football



I knew 2012 was a down year for Tampa Bay high school football, but I don’t know if I expected this.

This is the first season since 2000 without an area team in the state finals.
And it doesn’t look any better, if you believe in national rankings.
Check out Rivals’ latest RivalsHigh 100. A year after Armwood and Plant both finished in the top 20, no area teams make the cut.
Gainesville – which ended the seasons of Hernando and Armwood – is No. 25. And the John Curtis (La.) team that throttled Plant is No. 2, behind DeSoto (Texas).
Tallahassee Godby is No. 73 after edging Robinson in last week’s Class 5A state semifinal.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:38am]


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