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  • Spring football: Jamboree at Chamberlain

    At Chamberlain Scores  Middleton 35, Leto 8 Blake 8, Chamberlain 0 Spring game-breakers: Middleton defensive end Kayjay Crawford read a quick pass thrown toward the sideline from Leto’s Alik Berry and immediately ran between the quarterback and receiver to snatch the ball for a 40-yard touchdown interception. …Middleton is on ...
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    Thu. May 21, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. | Christian Lemus

  • IMG snaps up Blake's Shavar Manuel, No. 2 prospect for 2016

    IMG snaps up Blake's Shavar Manuel, No. 2 prospect for 2016 Five-star defensive end Shavar Manuel is the latest in a string of top Tampa Bay area football players to transfer to IMG Academy. Former Blake coach Darryl Gordon confirmed the move Monday.  Manuel, a 6-foot-3, 262-pound junior who recorded 61 tackles and 20 sacks last season for the Yellow Jackets, ...
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    Mon. Jan. 19, 2015 at 12:06 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • 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: Robinson 27, Blake 7

    The score of Robinson’s district game against Blake was tied at halftime. Coach Shawn Taylor knew he had to say something to his Knights during the break to motivate them.  “We just talked about executing better. We weren’t running the ball real well and we weren’t pass blocking real well,” ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:22 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Hillsborough 38, Blake 14

    TAMPA — Hillsborough quarterback Dwayne Lawson had 285 offensive yards and four touchdowns, leading the Terriers to a 38-14 win over Blake. The Terriers secured a playoff berth along with their 23rd straight winning season, a county record according to Hillsborough head coach Earl Garcia. After Blake took a 6-0 ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:57 a.m. | Ryan Butler

  • Football: Blake 46, Middleton 6

    TAMPA — On the first offensive play, Blake’s Shavar Manuel broke into the backfield and stopped a Tiger running back for a big loss. The Tigers shifted top lineman Justo Polanco into a kind of man coverage of Manuel and it quieted him but the rest of the Blake defense ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:16 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Football: Chamberlain 35, Blake 6

    TAMPA — The touchdowns that had been so elusive in recent weeks came easy in this win for Chamberlain and gave coach Richard Jones a reason to smile. “Wow, this is refreshing,” he said. The district win snapped the Chiefs’ three-game losing streak with a home matchup against Hillsborough next ...
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    Thu. Oct. 02, 2014 at 11:57 p.m. | Darin Klahr

  • Football: King 15, Blake 12

    TAMPA — The Lions are on a three-game winning streak, made possible by a second half shutout against Blake after being down six points in the first half during a rainy homecoming game. Key drive: Delvin Austin had a 75-yard interception that helped set up a 5-yard quarterback scramble by ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 12:57 a.m. | Christian Lemus

  • Football: Lennard 8, Blake 0

    TAMPA — The Longhorns won in the rain on a safety and punt return for a touchdown during the first quarter. Trailing by only eight for the rest of the game, Blake couldn’t put together a scoring drive. The Yellow Jackets fumbled the ball five times, losing two. The Longhorns offense didn’t ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 12:48 a.m. | Ryan Butler

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Blowing John C. Cotey's mind one week at a time

    Midweek Grab Bag: Blowing John C. Cotey's mind one week at a time Welcome to the Midweek Grab Bag. We suggest you pour yourself a nice cool beverage, find a comfortable place to sit, and enjoy a nice bowl of numbers soup.  Grab Bag power rankings  Here are the 20 hottest things in high school football right now. 1. (1) Pinellas County football: ...
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    Wed. Sept. 17, 2014 at 11:23 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Football: Armwood 37, Blake 0

    TAMPA — With all the weapons in Armwood’s backfield, running back Erin Collins provided the offensive spark his team needed. The Hawks turned to the sophomore when senior Caylan Holloway went down with a hip injury. Collins scored both of Armwood’s first-half touchdowns, a 13-yard catch from Noah Johnson in ...
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    Sat. Sept. 06, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. | Darin Klahr

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Fun with numbers returns

    Midweek Grab Bag: Fun with numbers returns Welcome to another season of glorious numbers crunching and inane statistics that mean something and nothing all at the same time. It’s good to have you back. If you have any notable numbers or milestones to report, you know the drill: email johncotey@gmail.com or follow @JohnnyHomeTeam. Top 10 games of ...
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    Wed. Sept. 03, 2014 at 2:33 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Football: Brandon 21, Blake 20

    Down 14-0, Brandon rallied to take the lead and then held off a furious late rally by Blake to defeat the Yellow Jackets 21-20. The Eagles tied the score on a two-point conversion run by Sheldon Green, then went ahead 21-14 on a deep fade pass from quarterback Isaiah Alexander ...
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    Fri. Aug. 29, 2014 at 9:15 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Preseason football: Tampa Bay Tech 20, Blake 6

    TAMPA — With all eyes focused on the Shavar Manuel vs. Deon Cain matchup, the Tampa Bay Tech Titans played keep away from Manuel and Blake’s defense en route to a 20-6 victory in the preseason opener. On the first play, the Yellow Jackets shuffled their defensive line before the ...
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    Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at 1:40 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Blake: 2014 football preview

    Blake: 2014 football preview Blake Coach: Darryl Gordon (third season, 5-15) Last season: 2-8 Class/district: 6A-8 Colors: Black and gold  Stadium: James “Big Jim” Williams Stadium, 1701 N. Blvd., Tampa Playoff history: 1969, 2000 Last appearance: Lost 31-0 to Crystal River State titles: 1969 Season schedule Aug. 29 at Brandon, 7:30  Sept. 5 vs. ...
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    Thu. Aug. 14, 2014 at 6:43 p.m. | Andy Warrener

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