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  • Derailing Dwayne Lawson: Can it be done?

    Derailing Dwayne Lawson: Can it be done? In last year’s big Class 6A, District 8 tilt between Jefferson and Hillsborough, the Dragons won thanks to some last-minute heroics by defensive back Chavez Pownell. But Hillsborough quarterback Dwayne Lawson, a Miami commitment and the best player on the field, passed for 291 yards and ran for 124. That ...
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    Thu. Sept. 04, 2014 at 8:07 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Preseason football: Hillsborough 21, Clearwater 18

    TAMPA — Lawrence Dawsey relieved an ineffective Dwayne Lawson at quarterback in the fourth quarter and threw long touchdown strikes on his only two passes in a three-minute span as Hillsborough rallied from an 18-7 deficit. Dawsey’s scoring passes to Michael Hampton and Xavier Byrd accounted for 123 of the ...
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    Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at 1:10 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • Hillsborough: 2014 football preview

    Hillsborough: 2014 football preview Hillsborough Coach: Earl Garcia (21st season, 183-48; 28th overall, 216-86) Last season: 9-2 Class/district: 6A-8 Colors: Red, black and white  Stadium: Marcelino “Chelo” Huerta Field, 5000 Central Ave., Tampa Playoff history: 1968, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Last ...
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    Thu. Aug. 14, 2014 at 6:52 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Class 6A, District 8: 2014 football preview

    Class 6A, District 8: 2014 football preview We’re rolling out daily district previews for all 78 varsity football teams in the area. Today we look at a monster nine-team Hillsborough County league, affectionately tabbed the district of death. Overview This district is one of the toughest around, and the way the schedule shakes out, it’s also a ...
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    Thu. Aug. 14, 2014 at 5:47 p.m. | John C. Cotey and Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam 100: Players 1-10

    We watched games, attended offseason events, covered 7-on-7 tournaments, attended spring practices and watched highlight videos. Picking the best high school football players in Tampa Bay to rank was easy. Picking only 100 was hard. Putting them in order was harder. Picking a No. 1 was hardest. There was freakish ...
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    Wed. July 16, 2014 at 2:59 p.m. | Times Staff

  • HomeTeam 100: Players 51-60

    Our third annual countdown of the top 100 football players in Tampa Bay. Past performances — spanning the fall, spring and summer — and promise of big things to come are all taken into consideration. Today: players 51 through 60.  Previous installments: 91-100 81-90 71-80 61-70
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    Wed. July 09, 2014 at 10:57 a.m. | Times Staff

  • MLB first-year player draft: Locals go on Day 3

    MLB first-year player draft: Locals go on Day 3 Two local players were taken on Day 2 of the 2014 MLB first-year player draft — Peter Miller (Cambridge Christian/Florida State) and Thomas Dorminy (Alonso/Faulkner University). Current/former local high school and area small-college players joining them on Day 3 were:  2B Mike Abreu, HIllsborough Community College (17th, 510, Diamondbacks): The ...
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    Sat. June 07, 2014 at 7:42 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Spring football wrapup

    Spring football wrapup Spring football always introduces us to new faces, gives us a glimpse of turnaround teams and proves that the elite players are still very much top-tier talents. Our thoughts after teams stowed away the pads for spring: Breakout players Trent Chmelik, Countryside: The junior, who is taking over as the ...
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    Thu. June 05, 2014 at 6:24 p.m. | Times Staff

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Wiregrass Ranch's Jaye Miner returns to depleted defense

    HomeTeam Huddle: Wiregrass Ranch's Jaye Miner returns to depleted defense WESLEY CHAPEL — With 131 total tackles last season — nearly 50 more than the next best Wiregrass Ranch defender — linebacker Jaye Miner knows a thing or two about standing out in a crowd. During the Bulls’ spring practice Tuesday, the junior continued to do so on his feet, ...
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    Wed. May 28, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Spring football: Hillsborough 23, Chamberlain 7; Blake 19, Middleton 0

    at Tampa Hillsborough 23, Chamberlain 7 Blake 19, Middleton 0 Spring game-breakers: Hillsborough’s Dwayne Lawson tossed touchdowns to Rudy Dawson and Michael Hampton and finished 6-of-10 for 46 yards. He also ran for a game-high 87 yards on five carries and saw an 88-yard touchdown nullified by a penalty. … ...
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    Thu. May 22, 2014 at 10:58 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • HomeTeam Huddle: No more recruiting distractions for Dwayne Lawson

    HomeTeam Huddle: No more recruiting distractions for Dwayne Lawson Hillsborough dual-threat quarterback Dwayne Lawson will still have to wait more than eight months to make it official, but the 6-foot-5 junior took a step towards ending his recruiting process last Thursday when he orally committed to Miami. For the Terriers’ star, it was not a moment too soon. “It’s ...
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    Wed. May 21, 2014 at 1:47 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough's Dwayne Lawson commits to Miami Hurricanes

    Hillsborough's Dwayne Lawson commits to Miami Hurricanes Hillsborough quarterback Dwayne Lawson has orally committed to the University of Miami, Terrier offensive coordinator Max Warner confirmed. Canesport.com says that Lawson picked Miami over the likes of Florida, Tennessee and UCF and that assistant coach James Coley had visited the rising senior three times this spring. The rest of ...
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    Thu. May 15, 2014 at 1:32 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Pigskin primer for spring

    Pigskin primer for spring Call spring football at the high school level the early evaluation period. There are big names to replace, with players of the year graduating and moving on to college. Who will fill in? There are new coaches to break in, promising assistant coaches hoping to make the most of their ...
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    Wed. April 30, 2014 at 6:04 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super 7, stats

    Baseball super 7 Records through Wednesday. 1. King (16-3, 12-1): The Lions continue to be hard to stop. Four starters have batting averages greater than .300, with Michael Taylor and Bubby Terp leading the way with .404 and .429 averages, respectively. 2. Plant (15-5, 9-0): The Panthers, who haven’t given ...
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    Thu. April 03, 2014 at 4:47 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super 7, stats

    Super 7 Records through Wednesday. 1. King (14-2): The Lions’ only losses of the season have been one-run games against strong Hillsborough and Plant teams, making King the team to beat in Hillsborough County. 2. Alonso (15-2): The Ravens have rolled since losing big to Plant in the Saladino Tournament, ...
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    Thu. March 27, 2014 at 5:10 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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