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Thu. December 3, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

In 1986, Leonard Conley, a diminutive but dynamic RB, helped lead Tarpon Springs to the Class 4A final, where it lost to Fort Lauderdale Dillard 14-6.

Today, Conley, 41, is basking in the success of the current Spongers squad.

But Conley, who also was a star for the Miami Hurricanes, isn’t just rooting for the Spongers. He’s also pulling for Countryside, where his son, Brenton Conley, is the Cougars’ second-leading rusher and averages 11 yards per carry.

“He’s doing really good,” Conley said.

So is another of the elder Conley’s relatives -- Tarpon Springs RB Adrian Golden.

“He’s my cousin,” Conley said.

You can read more about Conley, who lives in Tarpon Springs and works in construction, and his son, Friday online at Hometeam.tampabay.com.

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