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  • Football: Bloomingdale 34, Newsome 27

    LITHIA — Chris Wonsley’s second-effort touchdown with just more than a minute to play was the difference Friday night as Bloomingdale shook off a sluggish start to defeat Class 8A, District 6 rival Newsome 34-27. “We started off slow,” Bloomingdale quarterback Isaiah McIntyre said. “But the coaches got us right ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:13 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • District volleyball roundup: Wharton goes the distance against Plant

    District volleyball roundup: Wharton goes the distance against Plant TAMPA — No. 3 Plant had a chance to upend No. 2 Wharton in Tuesday’s Class 8A, District 7 semifinals.  But the Wildcats held off the Panthers, advancing with a five-game win at Alonso. Top-seeded Bloomingdale swept past Riverview 25-15, 25-21, 25-13 in the other semi. “Plant hasn’t won this ...
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    Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 at 10:43 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Armwood 56, Lennard 0

    SEFFNER — The pregame festivities started well before kickoff between Armwood and Lennard. The week leading up to the game was filled with plenty of Twitter chatter from both teams’ players. “I don’t tweet, but I did see it,” Armwood lineman Byron Cowart said. “I thought it was funny. I ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:46 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Tampa Bay Tech 17, Plant City 15

    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech turned back Markese Hargrove (23 carries for a game-high 129 yards rushing) on a two-point conversion that would have tied the score as the Titans held on for the win. TBT led 17-7 until the Raiders got a safety when a punt snap went out ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:13 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Plant City 21, East Bay 6

    PLANT CITY —The Raiders scored 21 unanswered points, snapping a two-game losing streak and evening their district record at 1-1. Plant City quarterback Corey King accounted for two rushing touchdowns (5 and 16 yards) and Austin Carswell ran one in from 28 yards out. East Bay’s Ian Kuykendall scored on ...
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    Thu. Oct. 02, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Alonso 34, Spoto 7

    RIVERVIEW — Spoto struck first but visiting Alonso ripped off 34 straight points. Alonso took advantage of some poor tackling, scoring three times on running plays of 43 yards or more. The Ravens defense forced five fumbles — recovering two — and recorded three sacks. Alonso kicker Jack Bryzenski hit ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 12:26 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Spoto 13, East Bay 12

    RIVERVIEW — The Spartans and Indians sloshed through a steady downpour, but Spoto controlled the ball and the clock. With their third victory the Spartans equaled their total from each of the past two seasons. Todd Sims scored the go-ahead touchdown from 25 yards on the final play in the ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 12:14 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Lennard 27, Chamberlain 13

    RUSKIN — Lennard jumped to a 14-0 lead and held on from there, improving to 3-0 for the first time since 2010. The victory also moved the Longhorns to 2-0 in Class 6A, District 8. Lennard led 14-6 at halftime then scored on its first two offensive possessions of the ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:48 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Football: Lennard 28, East Bay 7

    GIBSONTON — Lennard matched its win total for the past two seasons and defeated its neighborhood rival in convincing fashion before a packed house. The Longhorns scored on their first three possessions to take a 21-0 lead and never looked back. Their defense forced five turnovers and recorded three sacks. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:58 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Preseason football: Plant City 14, Jefferson 12

    PLANT CITY — Plant City coach Wayne Ward didn’t sound like he had plans on making a change at quarterback, but backup Austin Carswell gave him plenty of reasons for security. Carswell came on in the third quarter and led the Raiders on a nine-play drive, capped off by Sterling ...
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    Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at 1:15 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Strawberry Crest: 2014 football preview

    Strawberry Crest: 2014 football preview Strawberry Crest Coach: John Kelly (third season, 10-10) Last season: 6-4 Class/district: 7A-8 Colors: Black, crimson and silver  Stadium: Unnamed. 4691 Gallagher Road, Dover. Playoff history: None Season schedule Aug. 29 vs. Bloomingdale, 7:30 Sept. 5 at Spoto, 7:30 Sept. 12 vs. Leon, 7:30 Sept. 19 at Brandon, 7:30 Sept. 26 at Freedom, ...
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    Mon. Aug. 18, 2014 at 11:44 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Brandon: 2014 football preview

    Brandon: 2014 football preview Brandon Coach: Dean Eychner (third season, 4-16) Last season: 3-7 Class/district: 7A-8 Colors: Maroon and white Stadium: E.F. McLane Stadium, 1101 Victoria Ave., Brandon Playoff history: 1969, 1977, 1985, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 Last appearance: Lost 37-0 to Tampa Bay Tech. Season schedule Aug. 29 vs. Blake, 7:30 Sept. 5 at Bloomingdale, 7:30 Sept. 12 vs. Riverview, ...
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    Mon. Aug. 18, 2014 at 9:34 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Lennard: 2014 football preview

    Lennard: 2014 football preview Lennard Coach: Keith Chattin (third season, 1-19) Last season: 1-9 Class/district: 6A-8 Colors: Burnt orange and white  Stadium: Unnamed, 2002 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin Playoff history: None Season schedule Aug. 29 at East Bay, 7:30 Sept. 5 at King, 7:30  Sept. 12 vs. Chamberlain, 7:30 Sept. 19 at Blake, ...
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    Thu. Aug. 14, 2014 at 8:29 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Seffner Christian: 2014 football preview

    Seffner Christian: 2014 football preview Seffner Christian Coach: Steve Lewis (fifth season, 21-17; 30th overall, 143-156-6) Last season: 8-2 Class/district: Independent Colors: Maroon and white  Stadium: Plays at public high schools around the area.  Playoff appearances (FHSAA): None Season schedule Aug. 29 vs. Lake Mary Prep (at Tampa Bay Tech), 7:30 Sept. 5 vs. St. ...
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    Wed. Aug. 06, 2014 at 8:15 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Spring football: Hillsborough 23, Chamberlain 7; Blake 19, Middleton 0

    at Tampa Hillsborough 23, Chamberlain 7 Blake 19, Middleton 0 Spring game-breakers: Hillsborough’s Dwayne Lawson tossed touchdowns to Rudy Dawson and Michael Hampton and finished 6-of-10 for 46 yards. He also ran for a game-high 87 yards on five carries and saw an 88-yard touchdown nullified by a penalty. … ...
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    Thu. May 22, 2014 at 10:58 p.m. | Brandon Wright

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