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  • Football: Bloomingdale 24, Alonso 21

    VALRICO — Lucas Jose kicked a 23-yard field goal with 3:16 left in the fourth quarter Friday night to lift Bloomingdale to a 24-21 victory over Alonso in a Class 8A, District 6 clash. The Bulls improved to 3-2 overall, while Alonso fell to 3-3. Both teams are now 1-1 ...
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    Fri. Oct. 04, 2013 at 11:32 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Largo 34, Jesuit 13

    TAMPA — Jarvis Stewart rushed for two touchdowns and the Largo defense capitalized on Jesuit turnovers in a 34-13 victory Friday night. Largo improved to 3-1, while Jesuit fell to 1-3. The first half was all Largo as the Packers scored on two defensive turnovers and nearly on a third. ...
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    Fri. Sept. 20, 2013 at 6:17 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Strawberry Crest 28, Spoto 14

    DOVER — In a game delayed nearly 90 minutes by lightning, Strawberry Crest took advantage of a 20-point second quarter en route to a  victory over Spoto. Despite the delay, Spoto coach Dale Caparaso said the extra time sitting around had no impact on his team’s performance, nor did he ...
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    Fri. Sept. 06, 2013 at 11:39 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Gaither 28, Chamberlain 0

    TAMPA — Gaither jumped to an early two-touchdown lead Friday night and never looked back, cruising to  victory over Chamberlain. An interception by Gaither linebacker Mike Rovellada on the first series of the game came off an ill-advised screen pass by Reginald Wester and set the tone early for the ...
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    Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:36 a.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Preseason football: Durant 42, Orlando Oak Ridge 27

    DURANT — John Hendricks ran for a pair of touchdowns, and Durant overcame a shaky first half to defeat the Oak Ridge (Orlando) Pioneers 42-27 on Friday. Oak Ridge got off to a quick start as quarterback Jerrell Antoine hit Nyqwan Murray for a 60-yard touchdown just three minutes in. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:23 a.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Region football: Durant 34, Tampa Bay Tech 7 (with video)

    PLANT CITY —  Durant  delivered a resounding message Friday to those who doubted its  ability to match up against  Tampa Bay Tech. “They’re bigger, faster and we can’t stop their offense,” is what Durant running back Chris Atkins said people were saying heading into the game , which was a ...
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    Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:58 a.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Durant 31, King 0

    DURANT — Durant made history with a 31-0 victory over King as the Cougars improved to 10-0 and posted their first undefeated regular season in school history."Something we've never done here," coach Mike Gottman said. "I got chills talking about it and now doing something no Durant team has done ...
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    Fri. Nov. 09, 2012 at 9:24 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Armwood 19, King 8

    SEFFNER — Armwood overcame a late fourth-quarter deficit and narrowly avoided an upset in a 19-8 victory over King.In the first half, the only score was Nick Feely's field goal with 28 seconds left for a 3-0 Hawks lead.The second half was more exciting. After Feely extended the lead to ...
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    Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 at 8:45 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Steinbrenner 48, Wiregrass Ranch 10

    LUTZ — Shaheem Barthel scored two touchdowns and registered a pair of interceptions to help lead Steinbrenner past Wiregrass Ranch 48-10 on Friday. On the game's first play from scrimmage, Barthel picked off Wiregrass quarterback Shane Bucenell at the Steinbrenner 47. Barthel then capped a nine-play drive with a 3-yard ...
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    Fri. Oct. 26, 2012 at 8:44 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Seffner Christian 24, Merritt Island Christian 23

    SEFFNER — As Dylan Snow ran onto the field for the biggest kick of his life, tears filled his eyes. Not out of fear, or from the pressure of the moment, he said, but from thinking about the seniors on his team."Honestly, I was crying when I was out there," ...
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    Fri. Oct. 19, 2012 at 9:23 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Jesuit 24, Dunedin 6

    TAMPA — Jesuit dominated time of possession and the line of scrimmage, scoring three rushing touchdowns in the first half of a 24-6 victory over Dunedin.The Tigers (5-2, 5-1) held the ball for 18:44 in the first half and held the Falcons (3-4, 3-3) to 27 yards of total offense. ...
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    Fri. Oct. 12, 2012 at 8:17 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Hillsborough 65, Leto 0

    TAMPA — Dwayne Lawson threw for 250 yards and four first-half touchdowns to lead Hillsborough to a 65-0 victory over Leto.Lawson connected on a 43-yard touchdown to Jeremiah Green on the second play of the game to give the Terriers an 8-0 lead."Matt (Leto coach Matt Kitchie) and I spoke ...
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    Fri. Sept. 28, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Plant City 34, Riverview 14

    Football: Plant City 34, Riverview 14 photo gallery PLANT CITY — Plant City took advantage of two first-half fumbles by Riverview and controlled the clock in the second half Friday night to roll to a 34-14 victory over the Sharks. On the opening drive of the game, Riverview marched 60 yards to the Plant City 1-yard ...
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    Sat. Sept. 22, 2012 at 1:05 a.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Plant City 23, Gaither 21

    PLANT CITY — With the game on the line, Plant City coach Wayne Ward gambled and put the ball in the hands of a freshman. Tavares Chase responded with a 5-yard touchdown run, and Plant City overcame an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat Gaither, 23-21.With the Raiders trailing 21-17, ...
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    Fri. Sept. 14, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Football: Durant 29, Alonso 0

    PLANT CITY — Led by two 100-yard rushers, Durant overcame a sluggish first half and ran away from Alonso 29-0.Jamarlon Hamilton ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Atkins ran for 101 yards and a TD to pace the Cougars' attack. After registering four first downs in the ...
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    Fri. Sept. 07, 2012 at 8:36 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

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