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  • Football: Armwood 54, King 6

    TAMPA — When the bar is set at state championship or bust, even a 54-6 victory can leave a head coach unhappy.With his team unable to clean up its penalty problems against King, Armwood coach Sean Callahan was quick to scold his team Friday about its lack of discipline."I had ...
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    Fri. Nov. 04, 2011 at 8:27 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Football: Hillsborough 28, King 0

    TAMPA — Hillsborough showed it could play smashmouth football at will Friday night against King.Its defense pitched a shutout and its offensive line dominated.That led to a painless 28-0 victory at home. And it gave the Terriers a chance to rest some of their starters and play some key freshmen."After ...
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    Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 at 8:04 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Football: Jefferson 22, Sickles 0

    TAMPA — It sure didn't look pretty, but Jefferson coach Jeremy Earle thought it was a work of art.Jefferson's defense dominated and the offense did just enough before pulling away late en route to a 22-0 win at Sickles. The Gryphons (4-3, 1-3) could not get their ground game going, ...
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    Thu. Oct. 20, 2011 at 9:12 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Football: Armwood 80, Strawberry Crest 0

    SEFFNER — Armwood has the best defense in the state and maybe the best player in Alvin Bailey. The Hawks did nothing but strengthen that claim Friday night against Strawberry Crest.In an 80-0 thrashing, Armwood (7-0, 4-0) extended its scoreless quarter streak to 24, and Bailey had two returns for ...
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    Fri. Oct. 14, 2011 at 7:49 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Football: Plant 37, Wharton 19

    TAMPA — Quarterback James Few and Plant sped out to a big first-half lead but took their foot off the gas. After storming out to a 34-6 lead, the Panthers coasted to a 37-19 victory."When we were good, we were really good in the first half, playing in rhythm," Plant ...
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    Thu. Oct. 06, 2011 at 7:56 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Football: Robinson 48, Blake 26

    TAMPA — If any fans only saw the beginning or end of Robinson's game against Blake, they might have thought the Knights lost.The Yellow Jackets opened with the first two scores to take a 12-0 lead and also ended the game with two scores. The only problem was that between ...
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    Fri. Sept. 30, 2011 at 8:14 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Football: Jesuit 35, Blake 0

    TAMPA — Jesuit coach James Harrell is as smash-mouth as they come, preferring the downhill running game to almost anything.That's why his coaches almost had to convince him to come out throwing against Blake. Turned out they were right.Tommy Eveld tossed a 73-yard TD on the opening play and finished ...
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    Fri. Sept. 23, 2011 at 8:15 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Football: Plant City 29, Freedom 7

    TAMPA — It didn't take long for Plant City's Dazmond Patterson to make his presence known. The 5-foot-8 senior running back took the opening play from scrimmage 69 yards for a touchdown. He would finish with three scores on the night with two more coming on receptions as he was ...
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    Fri. Sept. 09, 2011 at 8:16 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Preseason football: Jefferson 46, Tampa Bay Tech 21

    TAMPA — First-year Jefferson coach Jeremy Earle might have a decision to make next week on his starting quarterback. His return men, however, are set. Will Watson returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, ran a punt back 45 yards for one and finished with 192 return yards ...
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    Fri. Aug. 26, 2011 at 11:31 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Spring football: Hillsborough 28, Middleton 0; Blake 14, Chamberlain 13

    At Chamberlain Scores Hillsborough 28, Middleton 0 Blake 14, Chamberlain 13 Spring game-breakers: Hillsborough cornerback/running back Jeremiah Green was all over the place for the Terriers. He had a 17-yard touchdown run as well as a 54-yard interception return for a score. Green also made several key open-field tackles. …Hillsborough’s ...
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    Fri. May 20, 2011 at 10:09 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • 6A region baseball: Alonso ace Fernandez on target

    6A region baseball: Alonso ace Fernandez on target TAMPA — Alonso’s Jose Fernandez knew right away he had his good stuff Friday night at Plant. It didn’t take long for the Panthers to become discerning critics either. The big senior righty was too much for Plant. He hit 97 mph on the many scouts’ radar guns and struck ...
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    Fri. May 06, 2011 at 11:04 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • 4A-9 district baseball: Jefferson ace goes from goat to hero vs. Jesuit

    TAMPA — After getting hit around in his last start at Jesuit, Jefferson’s Corbin Olmstead decided to bring something old and something new to the diamond for the Class 4A, District 9 final Friday. He made sure to wear the same uniform from his last start against Jesuit. And to ...
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    Fri. April 29, 2011 at 11:27 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • 4A-9 district baseball: Jefferson claws to win while Jesuit sails

    TAMPA — Jefferson needed an error to earn its ticket to the state playoffs while Jesuit cruised in the Class 4A, District 9 semifinals at Jesuit on Thursday. The Tigers had a batter tie a record and a pitcher almost set another in their 5-0 victory over Middleton, and Jefferson ...
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    Thu. April 28, 2011 at 10:53 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Baseball: Jesuit holds off Jefferson rally as Dragons suffer first district loss

    TAMPA — Turns out the six-run lead Jefferson spotted Jesuit wouldn’t be enough Friday night. The Tigers would need all nine runs they scored to hold off a late-inning comeback by the Dragons to win 9-8 at home in a big Class 4A, District 9 matchup. “This game meant a ...
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    Fri. March 25, 2011 at 11:38 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • 6A region basketball: Wharton 62, Sarasota Riverview 53

    TAMPA — With a reputation of big comebacks, Sarasota Riverview made a bid at another one at Wharton on Tuesday night.The Wildcats controlled the game on both ends for the first 31/2 quarters but let the Rams cut the lead to five points with less than three minutes to go ...
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    Tue. Feb. 22, 2011 at 8:20 p.m. | Todd Foley

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