Despite setback, Dunedin stays positive



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Mon. September 7, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

DUNEDIN -- The Pinellas schedule-makers didn’t do the Dunedin football team any favors.

Last week, the Falcons faced Largo (they lost 40-6).

This week, they play at Tarpon Springs.

In week 4, Dunedin gets Countryside.

And by the way, all three of those games are on the road.

“Those are three great programs,” Dunedin coach Mark Everett said. “I should be able to tell you if Largo has the best team in the county by the end of the season.”

Despite the score, Dunedin, which returned only three starters from last season’s district championship squad, did do certain things well against Largo.

“The kids hit extremely hard,” Everett said. “Largo knew it had a game even though the score didn’t look like it. We didn’t quit. Even in the fourth quarter, they were still hitting and that’s huge in any level. Largo just made more plays than we did. That’s a good team. A very good team.”

Because Dunedin played Thursday, Everett had a chance to see Tarpon Springs play Friday. And suffice to say, he left impressed after watching the Spongers beat Palm Harbor University 40-10.

“That (Adrian) Golden kid is fast” Everett said. “They’re very physical. And they’re bigger than we are up front.”

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