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Sat. October 1, 2011 | John C. Cotey | Email

Cotey: The Hot List, Week 5

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. #Sickles
Five players scored for the perfect Gryphons, who now get a Battle of the Unbeatens showdown with mighty Armwood next week. In the real world, a Gryphon would use his eagle capabilities to fly near the Hawk, then use his lion legs to knock the Hawk out of the sky, and swoop down and devour it. But you throw a football in the mix, and….I have no idea where I am going with this.
2. #Alonso
Speaking of unbeaten teams, the Ravens are 4-0 for the first time since 2003. Now, you throw a Raven in there with a Gryphon and a Hawk, and you got some real Alfred Hitchcock stuff there. Again, I'm just babbling.
3. #TeddyAloizakis
Dunedin doesn't need no stinking touchdowns. The Falcons kicker booted a field goal in each of the first three quarters, and his team pulled off a major upset of Gibbs by a score of Aloizakis-to-6.
4. #GeorgePalmer
Good guys may finish last a few times, may need 13 games to get to win No. 100, but they are still good guys. Congrats, Coach, on finally hitting the century mark, no easy task at Osceola.
5. #RobertDavis #ToddrickMacon
The Carrollwood Day School and Admiral Farragut stars may play for small schools, but they are big time. In their Arena Football battle Friday, the duo combined for more than 500 yards rushing, another 200 yards in returns and nine touchdowns.
6. #Fabrizios
Though they are not related, both had memorable nights -- Nick of Durant ran for 210 yards on 12 carries, four for TDs, in a victory over Wharton, and Joe of St. Petersburg coached his Green Devils to a third straight victory.
NOTE: Oops. Turns out that Joe Fabrizio is the proud uncle of Nick. My bad.
7. #LeroyWilliams.
All the St. Pete junior did Friday was eclipse his career-rushing totals with 238 yards on 14 carries, and a touchdown reception was one of his trio of scores in a district win over Bogie.
8. #Trinidad
So much happiness and joy, it's like a party! No, not the island, I'm talking about the household after Christian, a sophomore at Mitchell, scored his first varsity touchdown, a few days after big brother Ricky ran for 173 yards in his college debut.
9. #RonnieHawn
He got the Tarpon Springs head coaching job four days ago, had to win without his starting quarterback and if he keeps this going, Ron Hawn could get the full-time job. Or, Ronnie Hawnadopoulos, as he's listed on his job application.
10. #JarvisStewart
You know what Stewart, the Largo sophomore, calls the only game he didn't rush for 100 yards in his career? The Last Time That Ever Happens, Mister. Friday night: 235 more yards.
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