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Sat. September 17, 2011 | John C. Cotey | Email

Cotey: The Hot List, Week 3

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. 

1. #DiomiInTheRough

Countryside RB Diomi Roberts made a strong almost airtight case that he's the best in Pinellas County. Which is ironic, because so did his team.


2. #BookIt,Elijah

He calls himself Fearless. A better name might be Peerless. The Boca Ciega linebacker/safety had two sacks and in the first quarter returned a fumble and interception for touchdowns. Defensively may be the hardest way to score in a football game, and McClendon's done it three times in two games.


3. #GoingNational

Hillsborough County is 3-0 against nationally-ranked opponents the past three weeks. Thank you, Berkeley Prep volleyball, and Armwood and Plant football.


4. #Brandon

Hawkins, the Alonso quarterback, who threw touchdown passes on half of his eight pass completions.


5. #Brandon

Holloway, the Alonso running back, who had two TD runs and two TD catches in one dramatic victory over King.


6. #Brandon

Eagles, the football team, who rode RB Tyrell Garner (40 carries, 336 yards, four TDs) to a win over Freedom.


7. #Canterbury

How many schools can say they got the biggest win in school history this past week? One: Canterbury. After getting spanked by Admiral Farragut 34-0 last season, Canterbury got revenge and a slice of first-place in 2A-5.


8. #Surprises

You kind of expect Plant and Armwood and Countryside and Pasco to be 3-0. But Alonso, Palm Harbor University, Mitchell and Canterbury? Not so much.


9. #ColorByNumbers

Big victory for Big Red (Hillsborough) thanks to Brown (Anthony, two touchdowns) and Green (Jeremiah, two touchdowns).


10. #Riverwooooooo!

They put Riverview and Leto in a football stadium Friday night, and guess what? A pretty exciting football game broke out. The teams combined to score 77 points last year, but scored 75 Friday night as Steven Maines ran for 310 yards in the Sharks' 49-36 win.


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