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  • Class 6A all-state football teams

    The Florida all-state football teams, as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Local players in bold: Class 6A First Team Offense QB _ Deiondre Porter, 6-1 195, Sr.; Jefferson RB _ Dalvin Cook, 5-11 192, Sr.; Miami Central RB _ Joseph Yearby, 5-9 185, Sr.; Miami Central RB _ Quaide ...
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    Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 at 11:34 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Boys basketball: Host Nature Coast, Brooks-Debartolo, Tarpon Springs advance

    BROOKSVILLE — The field of the Nature Coast Christmas Tournament turned out to be very deep, evidenced by some solid first-round contests. The host Sharks headed up the winners on Friday’s first day, pulling away to defeat Steinbrenner convincingly, 79-66. Nature Coast (11-1) had a couple of breakout performances. Despite ...
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    Fri. Dec. 27, 2013 at 10:08 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Tampa Bay Times’ all-Suncoast football teams

    Defensive player of the year: DB Devin Abraham, Sr., East Lake Devin Abraham saw the ball coming at him, ever so larger, until  in a blink he was cradling it — and East Lake’s season — in his arms. One second later, it was gone. Abraham dropped the interception and would-be ...
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    Wed. Dec. 25, 2013 at 3:45 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Tampa Bay Times’ all-Hillsborough County football teams

    Offensive Player of the Year: QB Deiondre Porter, Sr., Jefferson Why we picked him: You need not look any further than his stat line. Porter threw for 3,199 yards and 33 touchdowns while adding 1,499 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground. His 4,698 total yards were the most by ...
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    Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 at 2:18 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • Boys basketball: Plant tops Jefferson, TC beats Hillsborough at City Championship

    TAMPA — There’s little doubt that Jefferson is the most surprising boys basketball team in the Hillsborough County this season. The Dragons (10-3) have as many wins as their past two seasons combined and are on track to capture a playoff berth for the first time since 2006. But in ...
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    Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 at 10:28 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Porter tops state in yards, TDs; McCloud second in rushing

    Porter tops state in yards, TDs; McCloud second in rushing Jefferson's Deiondre Porter led the entire state in total yards and touchowns this year, and Sickles' Ray Ray McCloud III finished among the top rushers according to stats compiled by Petey Thomson as he puts together the all-state football team. Middleton wide receiver Shug Rhynes and Carrollwood Day's Michael Smith ...
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    Thu. Dec. 12, 2013 at 4:16 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Temple football lands Jefferson's Derrick Ingram, Ventell Bryant

    Temple picked up a pair of Tampa Bay’s top receivers Sunday. Jefferson seniors Derrick Ingram and Ventell Bryant both orally committed to the Owlsafter official visits to the American Athletic Conference program. “Today I committed to Temple University!” Bryant announced on Twitter. “This gonna be my family for the next ...
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    Sun. Dec. 08, 2013 at 12:57 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Boys basketball: Jefferson takes control to rout King

    TAMPA — For a team that, according to its coach, has yet to play a complete game, the Jefferson Dragons are still finding ways to pile up early-season wins. The victim Friday? An up-and-down King squad led by senior guard Rashad Green. Green averaged 23 points before playing Jefferson but ...
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    Fri. Dec. 06, 2013 at 10:15 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Jefferson's Deiondre Porter ready for move

    Jefferson's Deiondre Porter ready for move At the end of a successful summer for Jefferson quarterback Deiondre Porter, one in which he wowed coaches during the Unsigned Preps Bus Tour of college campuses and orally committed to play at USF next season, a handful of schools wanted to see more. Basically, they wanted to see if ...
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    Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 at 1:12 p.m. | John C. Cotey

    • Recruit: Deiondre Porter
      Michigan State University, University of Central Florida, University of Cincinnati, University of Maryland, University of South Florida, University of Wisconsin
  • Sunday Morning QB, Round 2 playoff edition

    Sunday Morning QB, Round 2 playoff edition Five things we learned Friday night 1. Noah Johnson has arrived: The question all season in Seffner has been: how far can first-year starting quarterback Noah Johnson take the Hawks? Pretty far, it turns out. Johnson had arguably the finest night of anyone in Tampa Bay on Friday in a ...
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    Sat. Nov. 23, 2013 at 10:01 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Armwood 52, Jefferson 48

    Football: Armwood 52, Jefferson 48 SEFFNER — It was a game of mutual admiration between Armwood defensive end Byron Cowart and Jefferson quarterback Deiondre Porter Friday night. Cowart would knock Porter down, and the Dragon would say nice play. Porter would escape Cowart’s grasp, and the Hawk would say nice move. It was pretty obvious ...
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    Sat. Nov. 23, 2013 at 12:52 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Boys basketball: Jefferson thwarts Chamberlain on Aplin's big night

    TAMPA — Once the pomp and circumstance subsided on a night when Chamberlain named its gym in honor of former longtime basketball coach Doug Aplin, there was a game to play. And up until the final minute of Friday’s game against Class 6A, District 9 rival Jefferson, it appeared the ...
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    Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 at 10:57 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Can underdogs reverse results in Round 2 rematches?

    Can underdogs reverse results in Round 2 rematches? Round 2 of high school football playoffs typically brings rematches from the regular season — and sometimes the previous year’s postseason — and this week is no different. Are the underdogs wiser and armed with a winning game plan this time around? 8A: Orlando Dr. Phillips (11-0) at Plant (9-1-1) ...
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    Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 at 6:40 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Sunday Morning QB, playoff edition

    Sunday Morning QB, playoff edition Five things we learned Friday night 1. First round’s pretty predictable. Friday pitted the runners-up from one district against champions from another. The runners-up who did win — Pinellas Park, Jefferson, St. Petersburg Catholic and Tarpon Springs — were mostly expected to, and the champions rolled. If anything surprised us, ...
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    Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:46 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Jefferson 25, Largo 17 (with video)

    Football: Jefferson 25, Largo 17 (with video) LARGO — Pinned on his own 5-yard line and trailing by five early in the fourth quarter Friday night, Jefferson quarterback Deiondre Porter told his team it was time to get going. The Dragons sputtered through most of the first three quarters in their Class 6A region quarterfinal against Largo, ...
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    Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at 1:13 a.m. | Rodney Page

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