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  • Battle of the Bay all-tourney team

    Battle of the Bay all-tourney team photo gallery Battle of the Bay all-tournament team Overall MVP: Noah Johnson, Jr., Armwood   Offensive MVP: Jaire Balloon, Sr., Boca Ciega   Defensive MVP: Aaron Covington, Jr., Armwood   QB Colby Brown, Sr., Plant QB Tyrie Adams, Jr., Dixie Hollins WR Jonathan Thomas, Jr., Nature Coast WR Saivion Smith, So., ...
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    Sat. June 22, 2013 at 8:16 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Battle of the Bay notebook: Gaither newcomer immediately impresses

    TAMPA — It didn’t take long for Nate Ferguson to make an impression on his new teammates.  Only five days after joining summer workouts at Gaither, the junior cornerback made one of the biggest plays of the day in the Battle of the Bay 7-on-7 tournament Saturday.   Ferguson stayed ...
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    Sat. June 22, 2013 at 7:09 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Battle of the Bay primer

    Battle of the Bay primer We’re anticipating one of the most significant sports days in bay area lore, an event that will resonate from Ballast Point to Brooksville, a wild morning and watershed afternoon at Jefferson High. After months — even years — of simmering anticipation, the inaugural Battle of the Bay 7-on-7 tournament is ...
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    Fri. June 21, 2013 at 5:24 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Gaither QB McGough commits to Florida International

    Gaither QB McGough commits to Florida International Gaither rising senior quarterback Alex McGough has orally committed to Florida International, making him the first of the bay area’s top signal-callers to choose a school. “Officially a FIU panther!!!,” McGough said via his Twitter account Sunday night. The 6-foot-3 McGough held one other offer, from Colgate. But he generated ...
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    Mon. June 17, 2013 at 10:43 a.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Steinbrenner

    At Steinbrenner Scores: Steinbrenner 22, Alonso 21 Sickles 22, Gaither 14 Spring game-breakers: Kezio Snelling was the star for Steinbrenner, scoring all three touchdowns on a pair of kickoff returns (75 and 80 yards) and a 13-yard run. His 80-yarder came with 33.7 seconds left and Shyheem Barthel’s two-point conversion ...
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    Thu. May 23, 2013 at 10:22 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Straightforward approach at Sickles

    HomeTeam Huddle: Straightforward approach at Sickles In terms of style points, don’t expect Sickles to contend for the county scoring title in 2013. As long as the offensive and defensive fronts remain healthy, the Gryphons could be wildly vanilla and victorious. Coach Brian Turner isn’t secretive about his plans to run 1,300-yard rusher Ray Ray McCloud ...
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    Tue. May 14, 2013 at 8:20 p.m. | Times Staff

  • HomeTeam Huddle: QB question lingers at Jesuit

    HomeTeam Huddle: QB question lingers at Jesuit TAMPA — All three of Jesuit’s starting quarterback candidates made a splash on Day One, if only by planting their feet on the waterlogged Alumni Field synthetic turf. Clearer skies must prevail before offensive coordinator Chris Taylor gets a read on who his guy will be in 2013, but for ...
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    Wed. May 01, 2013 at 10:35 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Gaither CB Oruwariye gets offer from Louisville Cardinals

    Gaither junior cornerback Amani Oruwariye has received a scholarship offer from Louisville, Cowboys coach Jason Stokes confirmed Thursday. Stokes said it's the first offer for Oruwariye. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Oruwariye had 43 tackles, three interceptions and three blocked punts for Gaither last season. Oruwariye came up particularly big in district wins ...
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    Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 at 12:04 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Column: A move in the right direction for Gaither's Ernest Suttles

    Column: A move in the right direction for Gaither's Ernest Suttles TAMPA — When Ernestine Brower looks back, she sees miracles. She sees problems that could have grown bigger, but didn’t. She sees holes that could have swallowed her son, but couldn’t. She sees obstacles that blocked his path, but were tackled. That is, after all, what Ernest Suttles does. He ...
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    Wed. Feb. 06, 2013 at 10:50 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Gaither WR Shug Oyegunle commits to Ball State

    Gaither WR Shug Oyegunle commits to Ball State Gaither senior receiver Shug Oyegunle, who was ranked No. 65 in the Times’ HomeTeam 100, has committed to Ball State. Oyegunle made an official visit to Ball State last weekend and had planned another trip to Florida Atlantic for this weekend. It wasn’t immediately clear if he still planned to ...
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    Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 at 1:39 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Gaither's Ernest Suttles picks Huskers over Iowa State

    Gaither senior defensive end Ernest Suttles has decommitted from Iowa State and accepted an offer to Nebraska after making an official visit there over the weekend, his coach said Tuesday. Suttles, who orally committed to Iowa State in October, made the switch to the Cornhuskers and subsequently canceled his remaining ...
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    Tue. Jan. 15, 2013 at 7:41 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Times' all-Suncoast football

    Times' all-Suncoast football Offensive Player of the Year: QB Pete DiNovo, Sr., East Lake It has been a whirlwind two weeks for Pete DiNovo. After competing in the Pinellas senior all-star game Dec. 12, DiNovo was in Orlando two days later for his official visit to the University of Central Florida, where he ...
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    Mon. Dec. 24, 2012 at 5:32 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Times' all-Hillsborough football team

    Offensive Player of the Year: QB Will Worth, Sr., Newsome Why we picked him: Considering no county player was more vital to his team, Worth also was a bona fide defensive player of the year candidate. We chose him for offense in part because of his staggering playoff performance. The ...
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    Sat. Dec. 22, 2012 at 11:29 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Region football: Newsome 52, Gaither 7

    TAMPA — Maybe Newsome running back Clint Carnell summed it up best. “We just came out,” he said, “and punched them in the mouth.” The Wolves connected solidly, mauling district champ Gaither 52-7 Friday night on the Cowboys’ home field in the Class 7A region quarterfinals. “No, I’m not surprised,” ...
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    Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:56 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Hillsborough SMQ: Playoff edition

    Hillsborough SMQ: Playoff edition Homecoming, district titles, senior night, crosstown rivalries …none of it matters anymore. High school football’s second season starts Friday night and 11 Hillsborough teams enter with championship dreams. Of course, some dreams come true and others can — and do — turn into nightmares. What follows is our attempt to ...
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    Sat. Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:28 p.m. | Joel Anderson

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