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  • Football: Venice 35, Hillsborough 29

    VENICE — Hillsborough got straight to business in Friday’s Class 6A region quarterfinal, jumping out to 13-0 lead thanks to quarterback Dwayne Lawson’s feet and arm, and the hands of receiver Rudy Dawson. But Venice eventually pulled out the 35-29 win. Dawson caught six passes for 80 yards in the ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:31 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Gulf 35, Mitchell 33

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Friday’s game was the type Gulf often lost in years past. The Bucs’ main offensive weapons were few, they turned it over five times and allowed more than 30 points. But Keshaun Peters and the wide receiver tandem of RaiQwan Hayes and Deandre Hopkins lit up ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 12:27 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Jefferson 17, Blake 6

    TAMPA — It was a night in the Carver City section of town to forget in many ways for both the Dragons and the Yellow Jackets, but in the end, host Jefferson prevailed in a penalty-ridden game on Homecoming.  The Dragons were scoreless at halftime and trailed by a touchdown ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 1:34 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Gulf 35, Ridgewood 7

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Homecoming night for the Bucs proved to be a successful one as they inched closer to their first playoff berth in over half a decade with a 35-7 District 5A-7 victory over rival Ridgewood. It was business as usual for Gulf’s Keshaun Peters as he contributed ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:44 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Gulf 50, Anclote 24

    HOLIDAY — It might have been a different week on the calendar, but it was nearly an identical result for the Gulf Buccaneers (5-2, 2-1) in a vital 5A-7 District victory, 50-24 over Anclote. The Bucs racked up more than 500 yards (540 to be exact) for a second straight ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:26 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Gulf 40, Fivay 14

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Gulf struck on its first play from scrimmage, an 80-yard halfback pass for a touchdown and never looked back. After Fivay opened with a nine-play, 54-yard drive that ended in a missed field goal, and the Bucs led 7-0, Gulf’s Stephaun “Tank” Peters picked off his ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Carrollwood Day School 35, Canterbury 22

    TAMPA — In honor of One Direction playing down the street, running back Willie Parker and the Carrollwood Day School offense joined in the fun, heading in the direction of the end zone in a crucial District 2A-5 matchup with Canterbury. After a brief lightning delay, CDS closed the door ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 12:28 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Plant 44, Tampa Bay Tech 7

    TAMPA — Plant running back Patrick Brooks made history Friday night, putting up nearly 300 all-purpose yards and rushing for a school record-tying five touchdowns in a 44-7 rout of Tampa Bay Tech in front of a soggy yet raucous crowd at Dad’s Stadium. With the game tied at 7 ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 12:43 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Hudson 41, Wesley Chapel 16

    HUDSON — Mother Nature may have done her best to deny a perfect playing field, but the Hudson Cobras and their three-headed rushing attack were not fazed in the slightest, racking up more than 400 yards of offense (331 rushing) by halftime in a comfortable Class 5A, District 7 victory.  ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 12:26 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Berkeley Prep 22, Sarasota Booker 12

    TAMPA — With one of its main offensive weapons sidelined with an injury, Berkeley Prep went back to the basics in a win over Sarasota Booker. The Buccaneers used a stifling run defense led by linebacker Joe Schiano and defensive tackle Bo Peek, tying the Tornadoes’ hands behind their backs ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 1:14 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Bloomingdale 22, Brandon 16 (OT)

    VALRICO — Despite committing four turnovers, Bloomingdale QB Tommy McLaughlin was able to rally his teammates to a 22-16 win over neighborhood rivals Brandon in overtime. Drive of the game: Brandon’s Isaiah Alexander took control of the ball at the Brandon 20-yard line and helped convert three third-down conversions, but ...
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    Sat. Sept. 06, 2014 at 12:47 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Football: Armwood 37, Durant 14

    SEFFNER — Armwood had 14-0 lead less than six minutes into the first quarter. But Durant made it interesting as Crispian Atkins’ 85 yards and two TDs in the first half kept it close. After a scoreless third, Armwood’s defense forced costly turnovers and unforced errors to finally pull away. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:50 a.m. | Doug Pugh

  • Preseason football: First Academy 37, Indian Rocks Christian 34

    ORLANDO — Indian Rocks Christian led the Royals at the half 14-13, then took a 28-13 lead with just under four minutes left in the third quarter. That’s when things got interesting as the Royals stormed back with two touchdowns in the final 13 seconds of the third quarter, tying ...
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    Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at 1:13 a.m. | Doug Pugh

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