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  • Football: Strawberry Crest 29, East Bay 14

    DOVER — Strawberry Crest defeated East Bay 29-14 Friday. After an early first-quarter deficit, Strawberry Crest (4-6, 2-5) quarterback Tristan Hyde connected with Arjay Smith on a 1- yard TD on fourth down tying the score minutes before halftime. The score stood at 14-all entering the fourth but the Chargers ...
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    Fri. Nov. 09, 2012 at 9:55 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Durant 57, Riverview 27

    RIVERVIEW – Durant improved to 9-0 by routing Riverview 57-27.Durant (5-0 in 7A-8) had 159 total yards by halftime as running back Chris Atkins had 124 yards and a score in building a 29-10 lead.Running back Zach Hooper took over in the second half, scoring on a 22-yard run and ...
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    Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 at 9:28 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Spoto 13, Lennard 3

    RIVERVIEW — In a sloppy Friday night meeting, Spoto defeated Lennard 13-3. With nine total penalties and two lost fumbles combined by both teams in the first quarter, Spoto (3-5, 3-4) found success and hit the scoreboard first in the second quarter behind a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Andrew Henry.As ...
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    Fri. Oct. 26, 2012 at 9:14 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Durant 38, Newsome 28

    DURANT — Durant came out victorious Thursday, outmuscling Newsome (3-4, 2-1) 38-28. Durant's defense allowed 201 total yards in the first half but the offense was nothing but lethal. Durant (7-0, 3-0) took a 31-14 lead into halftime behind three touchdowns and a 43-yard interception return by Colin Kiehlmeier.After a ...
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    Thu. Oct. 18, 2012 at 8:26 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Newsome 35, Brandon 13

    LITHIA — Newsome (3-3) captured its third victory in a row, defeating Brandon (0-5) 35-13 on Friday night. The Wolves were led by quarterback Will Worth as he controlled the rushing game, scoring TDs of 80 and 18 yards, respectively, in the second quarter. With a 21-6 halftime lead for ...
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    Fri. Oct. 05, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Armwood 35, Jefferson 21

    SEFFNER — Armwood avoided an upset scare, defeating Jefferson 35-21 Friday night.The Dragons racked up 213 first-half yards to take a 21-7 lead into halftime. Jefferson quarterback Deiondre Porter threw for two TDs of 29 and 31 yards, respectively. The second half was all Armwood. Linebacker Antonio McCullough recovered a ...
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    Fri. Sept. 28, 2012 at 9:26 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Newsome 30, East Bay 22

    GIBSONTON — Newsome captured its first victory of the season, defeating East Bay 30-22 on Saturday. The game was postponed Friday because of inclement weather. The Wolves came out of the gates fast, scoring two TDs in the first quarter as Newsome quarterback Will Worth rushed and threw for scores ...
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    Sat. Sept. 22, 2012 at 2:12 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Freedom 20, Brandon 14

    BRANDON — Freedom captured its first victory of the season, defeating Brandon 20-14 Friday. Brandon took a 14-6 lead into halftime behind a solid rushing attack. The backs rushed for 89 yards and two TDs in the first half.Patriots quarterback Taylor King connected with wideout Alunte Fleshman on a 12-yard ...
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    Fri. Sept. 14, 2012 at 9:09 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Plant City 14, Freedom 9

    PLANT CITY — In a game where both Freedom and Plant City looked to capture their first victory of the season, Plant City came out on top Friday night 14-9.In a scoreless first half that consisted of 12 penalties combined, Plant City came out firing in the second half. Freshman ...
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    Fri. Sept. 07, 2012 at 9:05 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Riverview 24, Spoto 17

    RIVERVIEW — As Riverview and Spoto opened their season Saturday night, it was Riverview who came out on top 24-17. Spoto took a 14-10 lead into halftime, but turnovers haunted the Spartans in the second half. Riverview's Mike McGuire turned a fumble into a 42-yard TD to give the Sharks ...
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    Sat. Sept. 01, 2012 at 9:03 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Steinbrenner 43, Middleton 0

    LUTZ — Steinbrenner rolled on senior night, defeating Middleton 43-0 Thursday.With an early passing game there for the Warriors, quarterback Curtis Fitch threw for touchdowns of 26 and 33 yards in the first quarter to help send Steinbrenner into halftime with a 23-0 lead.Running the ball was the motto for ...
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    Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 at 10:19 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Admiral Farragut 31, Cambridge 14

    ST. PETERSBURG — Admiral Farragut defeated Cambridge Christian 31-14 behind a strong performance on both sides of the ball by sophomore Napoleon Maxwell.With the Blue Jackets trailing 7-0 after one quarter, Maxwell rushed for touchdowns of 3 and 42 yards in the second to put Admiral Farragut ahead 14-7 at ...
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    Fri. Nov. 04, 2011 at 9:38 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Dunedin 29, Middleton 20

    TAMPA — Dunedin came out victorious Friday night, defeating Middleton 29-20.Despite tallying fewer total yards than their opponent, the Falcons' strong running game led by junior Tremaine Batten proved to be the deciding factor. Batten found the end zone three times on his 15 carries for 128 yards. "The line ...
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    Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 at 8:59 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Jesuit 78, Lennard 0

    TAMPA — Jesuit dominated from the start Friday, scoring 71 in the first half and rolling past Lennard 78-0. The Tigers scored eight rushing touchdowns in the first half by five players, and Jesuit racked up 238 rushing yards in the game. Junior running back William Lucas finished with 60 ...
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    Fri. Oct. 07, 2011 at 9:25 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Armwood 68, Leto 0

    SEFFNER — Matt Jones, making his season debut after tearing his right meniscus during the summer, ran for 83 yards and three touchdowns on six carries in helping the Hawks take a 61-0 halftime lead."My knee felt great," said Jones, who has orally committed to Florida. "I thought I played ...
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    Fri. Sept. 23, 2011 at 8:53 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

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