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  • Football: King 41, Middleton 6

    After two narrow defeats, the Lions got to enjoy a breather on Friday. Demetrius Mann scored two defensive touchdowns as King picked up the first victory for new head coach Trey Thomas. Otis Williams scored three times as King (2-1) picked up  some momentum heading back into district play next ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:02 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Lennard 20, King 17

    TAMPA — As the Lennard football team walked down the sideline to the other end of the field, the fourth quarter about to begin, a few players made the iconic Longhorn sign with their thumbs and pinky fingers and lifted it in the air. Their hands were high, but their ...
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    Sat. Sept. 06, 2014 at 1:20 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Freedom 9, King 6

    TAMPA — Freedom opened its season with a defensive-minded and penalty-marred victory Friday night at King. Play of the game: After kicking a 27-yard field goal with three minutes left in the first half, Freedom’s Heath Grady had a 32-yarder blocked on the final play before intermission. A Lion picked ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:48 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • Preseason football: Alonso 16, King 12

    TAMPA — If there is one thing Alonso showed during Friday’s preseason kickoff classic against King, it won’t back down from a challenge. The hosts led twice early but struggled to find an answer for the Lions’ rushing attack and could not keep them off the scoreboard. But after a ...
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    Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at 1:18 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • King: 2014 football preview

    King: 2014 football preview King  Coach: Trey Thomas (first season) Last season: 6-4 Class/district: 6A-8 Colors: Columbia blue and scarlet  Stadium: Bill Stewart Stadium, 6815 N. 56th St., Tampa Playoff history: 1972, 1976, 1978, 1981, 2000, 2001 Last appearance: Beat East Bay 17-14; lost 24-23 (OT) to Kissimmee Osceola. Season schedule Aug. 29 vs. ...
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    Thu. Aug. 14, 2014 at 7:41 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • 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 91-100

    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. First up: players 91 through 100. 
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    Tue. July 01, 2014 at 4:03 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Spring football: Tampa Bay Tech 13, Freedom 0; Wharton 13, King 0

    at Tampa Tampa Bay Tech 13, Freedom 0; Wharton 13, King 0 Spring game-breakers: Wharton running back Terrance Smith gained just 30 yards on six carries, but found holes and bounced and twisted for extra yards, setting up a goal-line sneak by Bryce Martin. Smith also had a huge, 36-yard ...
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    Fri. May 23, 2014 at 12:14 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Bloomingdale misses pair of key receivers

    HomeTeam Huddle: Bloomingdale misses pair of key receivers As juniors last season, Doug Sandberg and Logan Crouse — the Bulls’ two leading receivers — combined for 1,207 yards and 10 touchdowns. But this month, they’ve been noticeably absent from the football field during spring workouts. They’re too busy putting in time at the next field over. Crouse, a ...
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    Wed. May 14, 2014 at 5:43 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Marcus Paschal knows the pressure's on at Largo

    HomeTeam Huddle: Marcus Paschal knows the pressure's on at Largo LARGO — Marcus Paschal was an assistant beside Rick Rodriguez on the Largo sideline the past three seasons and blended into his shadow off the field. But the days of anonymity are gone for Paschal, who conducted his first practice as Largo’s new coach Thursday. With Rodriguez deciding to retire ...
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    Thu. May 01, 2014 at 8:57 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • King holding signing ceremony for nine athletes

    Nine athletes at King are scheduled to sign with colleges or prep schools at a ceremony Thursday morning, assistant principal Dennis Donaldson said. They are: Javontee Brice: track, Minnesota State University at Mankato Emerson Tyler: track, Barton (N.C.) College Edwin Josainvil: football, Greenville (S.C.) Prep John Hernandez: baseball, Loyola University ...
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    Thu. April 24, 2014 at 10:21 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • King promotes OC after initial coaching hire falls through

    After a month-long hiring snafu and a possible state investigation into another coaching candidate, King promoted offensive coordinator Trey Thomas to head football coach, principal Michael Rowan said Wednesday afternoon. The move came a month after the Lions selected ex-Lecanto coach McKinley Rolle to replace Al Davis. But Hillsborough County ...
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    Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 at 3:48 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • King hires McKinley Rolle as football coach

    McKinley Rolle resigned after three years as head football coach at Lecanto last year, looking for a change and a better opportunity. He thinks he has both at King. Rolle confirmed that he is the new head football coach of the Lions, saying he was offered the job Friday and ...
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    Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 at 6:20 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • King’s Alvin Davis retires from football

    King’s Alvin Davis retires from football TAMPA — King football coach Alvin Davis said Wednesday that he is retiring after 42 years of coaching, including the past six for the Lions. In his end-of-the-year evaluation in 2012, Davis informed athletic director Dennis Donaldson that the 2013 season would be his last, Donaldson said. On Dec. 20, ...
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    Wed. Jan. 08, 2014 at 5:22 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: King 53, Leto 25

    King finished with a winning record (6-4, 4-4) and visiting Leto found a way to be pleased with its ninth loss of the season. The Falcons (0-9), who had been shut out five times this season, posted a season high in points. Vinny LaRosa went 12-for-21 for 156 yards and ...
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    Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 at 11:03 p.m. | Darek Sharp

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