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Countryside running back Diomi Roberts and linebacker Adam Vinson have recovered enough from injuries sustained in last week's preseason game that both are expected to start on Friday.
Roberts, the team's top returning rusher, missed the second and third quarter against Lakewood with a bruised knee. Vinson, the team's top returning linebacker, was out in the third quarter with a slightly pulled hamstring.
Both will be needed to help the Cougars overcome the loss of so many starters to graduation. This week, Countryside hosts Boca Ciega, which upset Tampa Catholic in the preseason.