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  • Hillsborough: Midseason football report

    Hillsborough: Midseason football report Front-runners If the season ended today, these would be our player of the year finalists: Offense Ray Ray McCloud III, Sickles: Tampa Bay’s leading rusher (801 yards) has led the Gryphons to a 4-0 record — and been consistent in doing so. The junior has had between 185 and 201 ...
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    Thu. Oct. 03, 2013 at 5:53 p.m. | Matt Baker, Kelly Parsons and John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough: Sunday Morning QB

    Hillsborough: Sunday Morning QB Times’ super 7 1. Armwood (5-0): Was there every any doubt? I mean, other than the fact we ranked someone else No. 1 for the first four weeks, was there every any doubt? 2. Sickles (4-0): Gryphons had the week off and still moved up two spots. Thank you, Armwood; ...
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    Sat. Sept. 28, 2013 at 5:11 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Durant 26, Gaither 0

    DURANT — No one was spoiling Durant’s homecoming Friday night, as the Cougars shut out Gaither 26-0 for their first victory of the season. Durant, now 1-4 after going 10-0 last season, rode a strong defensive effort to victory, holding Gaither (2-3) under 200 yards of offense. “Our defense stepped ...
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    Fri. Sept. 27, 2013 at 11:27 p.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • Football: Plant City 14, Durant 13

    Football: Plant City 14, Durant 13 photo gallery PLANT CITY — After the game, Durant coach Mike Gottman could show with his two hands just how far the Cougars had to go in order to take what would have been their first lead against rival Plant City on Friday. “We were struggling to move the ball, ...
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    Sat. Sept. 21, 2013 at 1:13 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Tampa Bay Tech 31, Durant 10

    DURANT — It turned out to be a long night for Durant and not just because of a 40-minute lightning delay. Tampa Bay Tech dual-threat quarterback Deon Cain accounted for 354 of his team’s 436 offensive yards and four touchdowns in a 31-10 victory over the Cougars on Thursday. Cain ...
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    Thu. Sept. 12, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Football: Sickles 28, Durant 0

    TAMPA — Ray Ray McCloud was his usual self Friday night, piling up plenty of yardage for Sickles. But one of McCloud’s key contributions came on special teams, where he blocked a field goal attempt. Already leading 14-0 late in the second quarter, Sickles benefitted from the block, adding a ...
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    Fri. Sept. 06, 2013 at 11:45 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Football: Armwood 48, Durant 6

    Football: Armwood 48, Durant 6 photo gallery PLANT CITY — Forget jitters. Armwood was in far more supply of early-season hitters Friday night at the Ron Frost Athletic Complex. Brandishing a power-driven run game that evoked images of the old Hawks triple-option — minus the triple and the option — the Hawks (1-0) amassed 255 ...
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    Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:53 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • 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

  • District deconstruction: 7A-8

    District deconstruction: 7A-8 We’re breaking down a football district a day. Today: Class 7A, District 8. Teams Brandon Durant East Bay Plant City Strawberry Crest Must-see game: Durant at Plant City, Sept. 20. The crosstown rivals open district play with a contest that — like all the others — will hold humongous postseason ...
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    Fri. July 12, 2013 at 5:26 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Armwood

    Spring football: Jamboree at Armwood At Armwood Scores: Plant City 23, Durant 0 Armwood 34, Strawberry Crest 0 Spring game-breakers: Despite a bland scheme that featured three total blitzes, Plant City sacked Cougars rising senior Trey VanDeGrift at least four times and nearly held the Cougars to negative rushing yardage. … Raiders rising junior DB ...
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    Thu. May 23, 2013 at 10:40 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • State baseball: With a star frontman, Durant finds way to harmonize

    State baseball: With a star frontman, Durant finds way to harmonize DURANT — On paper, and in the minds of many fans and opponents, Durant is the consummate one-man band: Tyler Danish and the Cougars. Danish leads the team in batting average (.415), RBIs (25) and home runs (a school-record eight). But the UF signee saves his best work for the ...
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    Wed. May 15, 2013 at 8:42 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Notable vacancies in Hillsborough backfields

    HomeTeam Huddle: Notable vacancies in Hillsborough backfields Where did all the yards go? • All but one of the county’s seven 1,000-yard rushers in 2012 will graduate and move on to college programs, leaving frustrated defensive coordinators and would-be tacklers in their wake. • Now, the game-day burden falls on their old coaches to figure out a ...
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    Wed. May 08, 2013 at 10:23 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Spring football primer: Year of the Lineman

    Spring football primer: Year of the Lineman When we went looking for the stars of 2013, we zipped right past the pretty-boy quarterbacks, the speedy running backs, the hard-hitting linebackers and the fancy-footed wide receivers and defensive backs. This year, they’ll be taking a back seat to those referred to, lovingly, by their coaches as the big ...
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    Tue. April 30, 2013 at 8:34 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Ten things from a Sunday 7-on-7 scrimmage

    Ten things from a Sunday 7-on-7 scrimmage A gorgeous Sunday afternoon just begged for some football, and while not the real stuff, a 7-on-7 scrimmage between Unsigned Preps and the Next Level Nighthawks at Ferrell Middle School seemed a worthy way to catch some rays. Unsigned Preps has a nice little squad, and Next Level was clearly ...
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    Mon. Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:04 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Determined Durant LB Chris Smith signs with FAMU

    Determined Durant LB Chris Smith signs with FAMU The first response came last spring from an NCAA Division III program in Fayetteville, N.C., and Chris Smith could barely contain his excitement. “I went in and told my mom and everything,” he said. “I couldn’t believe they got back with me.” It was Smith’s first bit of evidence that ...
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    Wed. Feb. 06, 2013 at 6:49 p.m. | Joel Anderson

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