Sat. November 5, 2011 |
You can read it, put your coffee on it to keep it warm, clip it out and use it to fry eggs on, but just don't touch. It's hot! Every weekend, Times preps columnist John C.Cotey will you bring the Hot List, telling you what's trending most in the world of prep sports.
So, who ya got? Me, I'll take the easy one, Armwood, and throw me Berkeley Prep as my long shot.
The reason I'm telling you to throw me Berkeley Prep as a long shot.
The Newsome quarterback ran for 306 yards Friday, knocking Plant City (No. 1 on our Not-Hot List, by the way) out of the playoffs and prompting this Saturday morning tweet from @EddieHomeTeam: Will Worth woke up today and ran through the Plant City defense on his way to breakfast.
The Wharton junior is probably the best defensive back in Tampa Bay this year. Next year? I think he might be the best player.
Of all the undefeated teams, I'm most impressed with Countryside, which suffered all kinds of losses to graduation but apparently returned the most important cog of all -- its coach.
The football team could learn a thing or two about putting away the opposition. We recommend watching the volleyball team, which showed against Durant how to get an opponent down, and keep them down.
This year's Tampa Catholic and Jesuit showdown really will be like a playoff game. For the Crusaders.
Who remembers when Tampa Bay Tech had to go for two every…single…time? Now, they have the rarest of Titans, a field goal kicker who booted TBT to another district title in the waning seconds Friday.
No one does it better than Plant. Cross country, that it. Last week, the boys and girls teams both had their runners finish 1-2-3-4-5 in the district meets. Perfect.
The swimming teams, boys and girls, are headed towards possible state titles, the volleyball team finally -- finally! -- knocked off Plant and ended the Panthers' five-year run of state titles, and the football team will play in a first ever postseason game. Good times.
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