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  • Gibbs names Plant City assistant Jon Thompson head football coach

    Jon Thompson was named football coach at Gibbs on Monday morning. He becomes the fifth head coach at the school since 2007. Thompson, 29, was an assistant coach at Plant City for two seasons. Prior to that he was an assistant for three years at Tallahassee Lincoln. “I understand the ...
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    Mon. April 06, 2015 at 12:19 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Plant City promotes Greg Meyer to head football coach

    Plant City has promoted defensive coordinator Greg Meyer to head football coach. Meyer replaces Wayne Ward, who stepped down less than a month ago after 13 years — five as head coach — with the Raiders.  Meyer, whose wife also works at Plant City, said he couldn’t be more thrilled ...
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    Thu. March 05, 2015 at 4:35 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Plant City football coach Wayne Ward steps down

    Plant City football coach Wayne Ward steps down Plant City's Wayne Ward confirmed Tuesday that he has stepped down as head football coach.  Ward — who has coached at Plant City for 13 years, including the past five as head coach — informed his players Monday of his decision.  "That...was tough. That was the hardest thing to do, ...
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    Tue. Feb. 10, 2015 at 4:21 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Darek Sharp

  • Plant City's Markese Hargrove receives inaugural Bill Minahan Award

    Plant City's Markese Hargrove receives inaugural Bill Minahan Award TAMPA  — Bill Minahan’s influence did not end when his life did. The spirit of the legendary Hillsborough County football coach, who died a little more than a year ago, was palpable at the Columbia Restaurant on Monday night. Five county football players, all with inspiring qualifications, were honored as ...
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    Tue. Jan. 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Sickles 9, Plant City 7

    Football: Sickles 9, Plant City 7 TAMPA — Before Sickles’ region quarterfinal matchup with Plant City, the team congregated around coach Brian Turner on the softball field behind Gryphons Stadium. Like he does before every game, Turner addressed his players as kickoff approached. But nowhere in the four-minute speech did he mention the honor — Hillsborough ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:48 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Playoff football capsules: Class 7A

    Playoff football capsules: Class 7A Class 7A region quarterfinals Palmetto (4-5) at East Lake (10-0) Winner plays: Pinellas Park-East Lake winner Scouting report: This is a rematch of last year’s region quarterfinal that East Lake won 13-12. It was the Eagles’ closest win in each of the past two seasons. The game was heated last ...
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    Thu. Nov. 13, 2014 at 6:03 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Playoff football primer: If you like future college stars …

    Playoff football primer: If you like future college stars … Twenty-seven Tampa Bay football teams kick off the first round of the postseason Friday night. We’ll be running a playoff primer series all week, breaking down the matchups into categories even casual football fans should find appealing.     If you like Division I recruits, go see: Palmetto (4-5) at ...
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    Mon. Nov. 10, 2014 at 8:22 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Gaither 38, Plant City 11

    TAMPA — Copeland Hargrove, Curtis Wilder and Malik Huff combined for 246 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns as Gaither (7-3) wrapped up its season Friday with a Senior Night win against playoff-bound Plant City (4-5-1 ). Gaither rushed for 329 yards on 37 carries, while its defense limited Plant City ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 12:58 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Steven Ogletree, male winner for Oct. 25-31

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Steven Ogletree, male winner for Oct. 25-31 Male Hot Shot winner: Steven Ogletree, Plant City  In just one year, Plant City linebacker Steven Ogletree has gone from primarily a JV player to one of the Raiders’ best defenders on varsity.  And Friday in a 20-14 win vs. Brandon, the sophomore helped ensure that his season of vast ...
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    Mon. Nov. 03, 2014 at 7:47 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Plant City 20, Brandon 14

    PLANT CITY — It’s long been said that football is a game of inches. And that old adage rang true again Friday. Plant City forced a fumble just shy of the goal line and earned a playoff berth in the process, holding on for a thrilling 20-14 win against Brandon. ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 1:03 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Sunday Morning QB: District titles, playoff hopefuls

    Sunday Morning QB: District titles, playoff hopefuls Team of the week River Ridge: Royal Knights’ coach Ryan Benjamin did not hide the fact that a win over Hudson would mean the school’s first playoff berth since 1998. His team responded with a decisive 46-14 win over Hudson. The win secures a district championship for a team that ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 10:57 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Plant City 37, Strawberry Crest 16

    DOVER — Plant City capitalized on some turnovers created by their defense to beat Strawberry Crest 37-16 Friday night. The Raiders got two turnovers from their defense and were able to capitalize on both. QB Austin Carswell had two TDs for the Raiders, the first a TD pass in the ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:32 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Football: Spoto 28, Plant City 27

    Spoto ruined Plant City’s homecoming, as the Raiders missed a tying extra point in the fourth quarter. The Spartans (4-3) overcame a 21-14 halftime deficit. Ish Knight blocked the extra point, but Plant City stood to get the ball back with around 90 seconds left — until Spoto coach Dale ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:20 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Tampa Bay Tech 17, Plant City 15

    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech turned back Markese Hargrove (23 carries for a game-high 129 yards rushing) on a two-point conversion that would have tied the score as the Titans held on for the win. TBT led 17-7 until the Raiders got a safety when a punt snap went out ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:13 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Sunday Morning QB: Playoff picture starting to take shape

    Sunday Morning QB: Playoff picture starting to take shape SMQ team of the week Calvary Christian. The Warriors have played varsity football since 2003 and they have never had a winning season, let alone made the playoffs. Both of those streaks should come to an end after Friday’s 17-0 win over Admiral Farragut. Calvary improved to 4-1, 1-0 in ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 11:26 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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