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  • Football: Brandon 14, Riverview 7 (OT)

    BRANDON — Brandon (2-1) squeaked past Riverview (1-2) in overtime as quarterback Isaiah Alexander and wide receiver Ryan Sass hooked up twice for touchdowns. Key Drive: Starting at Riverview’s 40-yard line, Alexander found Jordan Mendez for 18 yards. He later hit Sass for another 10 and eventually found him in ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:45 a.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • Football: Wharton 19, Freedom 17

    TAMPA — Freedom had the second-half lead and, seemingly, all of the momentum. But Wharton had something else: resolve. In the end, the Wildcats had just enough of it to hold off its neighborhood rival. The win dropped Freedom to 2-1 and helped Wharton (1-2) avoid a 0-3 start. Key ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:41 a.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Durant 34, Tampa Bay Tech 20

    TAMPA — With eyes glued on TBT quarterback Deon Cain, Durant quarterback Erick Davis stole the show with five touchdowns (four rushing). Cain scored two touchdowns during the second half, and the Titans recovered an onside kick down 14 with three minutes to play. But Xavier Walden’s interception sealed it. ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:38 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Football: Jefferson 24, Robinson 7

    TAMPA — Jefferson and Robinson started Friday night in similar situations, each needing a win to get their seasons on track. They first braved out a 30-minute rain delay before finally taking the field. Robinson took an early lead, but in the end it was Jefferson that came out on ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:35 a.m. | Bailey Adams

  • Football: Carrollwood Day School 26, Foundation Academy 21

    The Patriots dressed only 14 players and still managed to pull out the victory at Skyway Park. Willie Parker ran for touchdowns of 80 and 61 yards, and Jackson Danner added a blocked punt for a score. CDS got its first win after starting off against state power Jacksonville University ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:03 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: King 41, Middleton 6

    After two narrow defeats, the Lions got to enjoy a breather on Friday. Demetrius Mann scored two defensive touchdowns as King picked up the first victory for new head coach Trey Thomas. Otis Williams scored three times as King (2-1) picked up  some momentum heading back into district play next ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:02 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Cambridge Christian 76, Hawthorne 6

    The Lancers rode the arms and legs of prolific senior quarterback Garrett Young to an overwhelming victory Friday. Young threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more, giving him 13 passing and six rushing for the season while rarely playing in the second half due to lopsided scores. 
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Tallahassee Leon 48, Strawberry Crest 9

    DOVER — Coming down from Tallahassee, the Leon Lions made it clear early that if Strawberry Crest wanted to come away with a victory, it would have to stop mobile quarterback D’anfernee Mcgriff. But Strawberry Crest could not stop Mcgriff and the Lions’ run option offense. Mcgriff ran for five ...
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    Fri. Sept. 12, 2014 at 10:24 p.m. | Nathan Powell

  • Football: Windermere Prep 46, Seffner Christian 20

    WINDERMERE — Both teams made huge plays all night, but Seffner Christian couldn’t catch the Lakers, who led 30-13 at halftime. Windermere Prep scored two more touchdowns in the second half, both followed by 2-point conversions. The Crusaders scored one more touchdown. Key drive: After the Crusaders fumbled a kickoff ...
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    Fri. Sept. 12, 2014 at 10:14 p.m. | Matthew Corrado

  • Volleyball: Bloomingdale sweeps Newsome

    LITHIA — For Bloomingdale last season, it was all Karissa Rhoades, all the time. The outside hitter finished with a Hillsborough County-high 457 kills, more than three times as many as any Bull. At the start of the new season, first-year coach Claudia Cabrera warned her team: "If Karissa is ...
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    Thu. Sept. 11, 2014 at 10:05 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Week 3 predictions

    MaxPreps’ Stephen Spiewak (last week’s guest winner), Alejandro Tamayo, Eric Clark and Jeff Odom — our fab freelancers and newest guest pickers for the week — join our staff writers in predicting the top 10 games in Tampa Bay:   Last week: Spiewak 9-1, John C. Cotey 9-1, Rodney Page ...
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    Thu. Sept. 11, 2014 at 4:08 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Hillsborough’s Rudy Dawson III plays with sense of urgency

    Hillsborough’s Rudy Dawson III plays with sense of urgency TAMPA — High on Hillsborough’s locker room wall, just a few feet from the door to coach Earl Garcia’s office, sits a digital clock with bright, neon red numbers. This particular clock doesn’t tell the Terriers the time of day. Instead, it counts down the days, hours, minutes and seconds ...
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    Thu. Sept. 11, 2014 at 3:46 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Bay defensive stat leaders after Week 2

    Tampa Bay defensive stat leaders after Week 2 After two weeks of play, these are the top defensive players from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties: Tackles Player Solo Asst Total Cody Endris, Tampa Catholic 18 16 34 Derek Cromartie, Brandon 15 16 31 Nate Munson, Hudson 20 11 31 Justin Frain, Seminole 27 2 29 Anquan Adams, ...
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    Thu. Sept. 11, 2014 at 11:16 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Cross country: Zentmeyer lifts Sickles’ boys

    Cross country: Zentmeyer lifts Sickles’ boys TAMPA — James Zentmeyer wasn’t expecting too much early Wednesday evening when he lined up at Lake Park to run the West Hillsborough Conference Invitational. His Sickles cross country team had a brutal workout on Tuesday and left practice exhausted. He didn’t feel great warming up before the race, and ...
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    Wed. Sept. 10, 2014 at 10:14 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Debut of power rankings

    Midweek Grab Bag: Debut of power rankings Welcome to the Midweek Grab Bag. We suggest you pour yourself a nice cool beverage, find a nice comfortable place to sit, and enjoy a nice bowl of numbers soup.  Grab Bag power rankings  Here’s what’s hot in high school football right now. 1. Tampa Bay teams: Three teams — ...
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    Wed. Sept. 10, 2014 at 12:20 p.m. | John C. Cotey

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