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  • Freedom DB Nate Godwin picks the Golden Gophers

    Freedom senior defensive back Nate Godwin, one of the few bright spots in a dismal year for the Patriots, announced Wednesday that he has orally committed to Minnesota. "I have officially committed to the University of Minnesota," Godwin said via his Twitter account.  "#BIGTEN #GOPHERNATION #MAROON AND GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!" Godwin took ...
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    Wed. Oct. 31, 2012 at 7:34 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Football: Tampa Bay Tech 37, Freedom 0

    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech took another step toward a district title.The Titans struggled with penalties throughout and led only 6-0 after the first quarter on field goals of 22 and 27 yards by Austin Miller. But their defense stifled the Patriots, holding them to 71 yards of offense, until ...
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    Fri. Oct. 26, 2012 at 8:10 p.m. | David Rice

  • Football: Gaither 16, Freedom 7

    TAMPA — One mistake proved the difference in Gaither's 16-7 win in the Class 7A, District 7 clash Thursday. On Freedom's second drive, a misplaced snap from the 24-yard line went into the end zone, where it was recovered by Gaither's Jamari Cord for the opening score."It was tough," Freedom ...
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    Thu. Oct. 18, 2012 at 8:16 p.m. | Chad Wise

  • Football: Wharton 35, Freedom 0

    TAMPA — Chase Litton threw two touchdowns to lead Wharton in a 35-0 rout of Bruce B. Downs rival Freedom on Friday night.The Wildcats got out to a fast start, scoring on four of their first five possessions. Five plays into the game, Litton connected with KJ Hopkins for a ...
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    Fri. Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:20 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Midweek Grab Bag: It's all here. Really. All of it.

    Midweek Grab Bag: It's all here. Really. All of it. I don’t want to say I’m on a roll, but I. AM. ON. A. ROLL. For the third straight week, I went 10-1 on my picks, and for a change, I nailed the Upset Pick of the Week, making my record 11-1. So to summarize: Tons of facts, numbers, trends, ...
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    Wed. Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:32 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Football: Chamberlain 31, Freedom 16

    TAMPA — Xavier Johnson ran for 160 yards and a touchdown and the Chamberlain defense turned dominant in the second half as the Chiefs came from behind to post a 31-16 win against Freedom.The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Chamberlain (2-3, 1-1), which picked up its first 7A, ...
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    Fri. Oct. 05, 2012 at 9:42 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Freedom DB's suspension reduced to one game

    Freedom defensive back Nate Godwin will miss only one game after the Florida High School Athletic Association reduced his suspension for a hit on an Alonso receiver Tuesday. Godwin, a senior, was facing a three-week penalty until filing an appeal with the FHSAA. He was ejected in the second quarter ...
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    Tue. Oct. 02, 2012 at 7:49 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Freedom DB Godwin looking at three-week suspension

    Freedom defensive back Nate Godwin faces a three-week suspension by the Florida High School Athletic Association for his hit on a receiver in Friday’s game against Alonso. Godwin, a senior, was ejected in the second quarter of the Patriots’ 35-6 loss to Alonso for an “unnecessary, rough, and flagrant” tackle, ...
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    Mon. Oct. 01, 2012 at 4:39 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Football: Alonso 35, Freedom 6

    TAMPA — Entering Friday's game, Freedom knew that holding Alonso running back Ish Witter to under 100 yards would increase its chances of winning.Unfortunately for the Patriots, their focus on Witter allowed the Ravens to show off their offensive balance. They scored four touchdowns through the air in a 35-6 ...
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    Fri. Sept. 28, 2012 at 9:10 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Stuff ...just a whole bunch of stuff

    Midweek Grab Bag: Stuff ...just a whole bunch of stuff The Grab Bag is compiled by me, John C. Cotey, digging my nose into stats provided by coaches to MaxPreps and HomeTeam. So if you want to get in here, your stats will need to be in one of these places. You can always reach me at cotey@tampabay.com or on ...
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    Wed. Sept. 26, 2012 at 12:37 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Football: Freedom 25, Steinbrenner 19

    TAMPA — Steinbrenner had its most productive offensive series on the final drive, but a failure to convert on fourth and 10 with 39 seconds left allowed Freedom to come away with a 25-19 district win at home.Junior Taylor King was 9-for-13 for 148 yards and two touchdowns passing for ...
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    Fri. Sept. 21, 2012 at 9:06 p.m. | Joe Polito

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Fun football factoids by the millions

    Midweek Grab Bag: Fun football factoids by the millions How many numbers and names can you fit into one Grab Bag? A million! Go ahead, prove me wrong. ONE MILLION! Dandy Dozen 1. Clearwater Central Catholic at Palm Harbor U.: This is a reversal of the "little school hoping to take down the big school for a signature win" ...
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    Wed. Sept. 19, 2012 at 12:35 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Football: Freedom 20, Brandon 14

    BRANDON — Freedom captured its first victory of the season, defeating Brandon 20-14 Friday. Brandon took a 14-6 lead into halftime behind a solid rushing attack. The backs rushed for 89 yards and two TDs in the first half.Patriots quarterback Taylor King connected with wideout Alunte Fleshman on a 12-yard ...
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    Fri. Sept. 14, 2012 at 9:09 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Football: Plant City 14, Freedom 9

    PLANT CITY — In a game where both Freedom and Plant City looked to capture their first victory of the season, Plant City came out on top Friday night 14-9.In a scoreless first half that consisted of 12 penalties combined, Plant City came out firing in the second half. Freshman ...
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    Fri. Sept. 07, 2012 at 9:05 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Here to feed the football minds of millions

    Midweek Grab Bag: Here to feed the football minds of millions Grab Bag time! Read this, and tell me how the GB wasn’t nominated last year for a Pulitzer, or an Emmy, or something. I dare you. This isn’t a plastic sandwich bag, folks. Put on a bib, grab a salad fork and sit your butt down so we can get ...
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    Wed. Sept. 05, 2012 at 10:05 a.m. | John C. Cotey

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