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  • Football: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 45, East Lake 7

    Football: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 45, East Lake 7 FORT LAUDERDALE — East Lake quarterback Jake Hudson sobbed. Eagles linebacker Carson Lydon trudged off the field, his head low. Tears fell as coach Bob Hudson guided his team into the locker room for the last time. East Lake’s second straight state semifinal appearance ended Friday night in a 45-7 ...
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    Fri. Dec. 05, 2014 at 11:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • East Lake takes a road trip few playoff teams survive

    East Lake takes a road trip few playoff teams survive East Lake has put together an impressive postseason resume the past four seasons with two trips to the region finals (2011-12), followed by two straight appearances in the state semifinals. During their recent success, the Eagles had the benefit of playing nearly every game within the confines of Tampa Bay, ...
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    Thu. Dec. 04, 2014 at 7:28 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Personal glory not on East Lake QB Jake Hudson’s agenda

    Personal glory not on East Lake QB Jake Hudson’s agenda EAST LAKE — Jake Hudson is doing things that no other quarterback at East Lake High School  has done. Since becoming the starter last season, Hudson has won more games — regular season and postseason combined — than any starting quarterback at the school, and that includes a former colleague ...
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    Tue. Dec. 02, 2014 at 8:29 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Playoff football: Know the foe

    Playoff football: Know the foe Indian Rocks Christian, Armwood and East Lake are the last Tampa Bay football teams left standing, and all three hit the road Friday for their fourth-round games. Discover a little about each of the teams they’ll face.  Victory Christian (12-1)  Opponent: Indian Rocks Christian (12-0) What: Class 2A state final ...
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    Mon. Dec. 01, 2014 at 6:12 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Sunday Morning QB: Tampa Bay's final three

    Sunday Morning QB: Tampa Bay's final three Team of the Week  Indian Rocks Christian: The Golden Eagles improved to 12-0 with their 40-19 win over Belle Glade Glades Day. That sets up Friday’s Class 2A state final against Lakeland Victory Christian at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl. It is the first time IRC has advanced to a state final. ...
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    Sat. Nov. 29, 2014 at 11:23 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: East Lake 40, Fort Myers 7 (with video)

    Football: East Lake 40, Fort Myers 7 (with video) TARPON SPRINGS — A prodigiously proficient first-half offensive attack has East Lake headed to its second straight state semifinal. East Lake easily handled previously unbeaten Fort Myers 40-7 on Friday. East Lake (13-0) travels to Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas in next week’s Class 7A state semifinals. Jake Hudson completed ...
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    Fri. Nov. 28, 2014 at 11:54 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Black Friday wish list of Tampa Bay’s playoff football teams

    Black Friday wish list of Tampa Bay’s playoff football teams Rabid shoppers will converge on area malls Friday for the latest high-tech gizmos and gadgets — all at slashed prices, of course. But on high school football fields around Tampa Bay and beyond, players won’t be entertaining dreams of steals and stocking stuffers. Instead, they’re focused on a attaining little ...
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    Thu. Nov. 27, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Playoff football: Profiling the home teams

    Playoff football: Profiling the home teams Region finals 7A: Fort Myers (12-0) at East Lake (12-0) Winner plays: Royal Palm Beach-Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas champion Know the foe: Fort Myers, which is in the playoffs for the first time since 2011, won its first postseason games at home. But the Green Wave has not fared ...
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    Thu. Nov. 27, 2014 at 4:44 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Blue Crue’s spirit drives East Lake football game nights

    Blue Crue’s spirit drives East Lake football game nights EAST LAKE — On football nights, nearly 25 percent of the student population at East Lake High School seems to mobilize in the direction of the stadium. Swarms of Eagles faithful converge in the parking lot hours before kickoff to tailgate. During games, they file into a corner of the stands, wear ...
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    Wed. Nov. 26, 2014 at 7:52 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Humble Hudson builds winning tradition at East Lake

    Humble Hudson builds winning tradition at East Lake EAST LAKE — He does not prowl the sidelines frenetically. He does not scold his players with salty language. He does not get easily agitated. All East Lake High School’s Bob Hudson does is win. The highly successful coach has turned the previously ordinary Eagles into an extraordinary program that ...
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    Tue. Nov. 25, 2014 at 7:52 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Football: East Lake 37, Braden River 21

    Football: East Lake 37, Braden River 21 BRADENTON — For the past three weeks, East Lake was accustomed to getting big plays from its special teams and having receiver George Campbell streak down the field on long receptions. With the exception of a blocked extra point and a holding penalty that wiped out a 99-yard kickoff return ...
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    Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:58 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Learn from the best, be the best

    Learn from the best, be the best EAST LAKE — Julian Santos has always been big. Too big, in fact, to play football until he arrived at East Lake High as a freshman three years ago. “I didn’t play any other sports,” Santos said. “All I wanted to do was play football. But I couldn’t because I ...
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    Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 at 7:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region semifinal capsules: Class 8A and 7A

    Region semifinal capsules: Class 8A and 7A Region semifinals Class 8A Who: Plant (10-1) at Orlando Dr. Phillips (11-0) Winner plays: Bradenton Manatee-Vero Beach champion Know the foe: Dr. Phillips may be ranked No. 1 in Class 8A, but the Panthers proved in last week’s narrow win against Bloomingdale that they’re not unbeatable. The Bulls were able ...
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    Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 at 4:47 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Offenses beware: Grittier Ds abound this postseason

    Offenses beware: Grittier Ds abound this postseason Every year when the high school football playoffs roll around, one thing is a given: Armwood’s defense will be nasty.  And, yes, the unbeaten Hawks are good once again, setting a school record for fewest points allowed in the regular season (23). They’re currently on a streak of five straight ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 8:12 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Playoff profile: East Lake LB Jake Hansen

    Playoff profile: East Lake LB Jake Hansen East Lake’s Jake Hansen fractured his hand at the start of the season. But that did not deter the junior linebacker from playing. Hansen wore a cast for four weeks and still leads the team in tackles this season with 111. His knack for bringing down ball carriers runs in ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 7:21 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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