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  • HomeTeam Huddle: Familiarity under center for Plant

    HomeTeam Huddle: Familiarity under center for Plant TAMPA — Plant may be known for its line of successful quarterbacks, but lately those quarterbacks have been one and done, starting for one year as a senior before graduating.    Rex Culpepper breaks that streak.   For the first time since Toledo quarterback Phillip Ely returned as the starter in ...
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    Mon. May 25, 2015 at 3:57 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Jefferson

    At Jefferson Scores Robinson 7, Jefferson 6 Plant 20, Jefferson 14 Plant 6, Robinson 0 Spring game-breakers: Plant quarterback Rex Culpepper accounted for three touchdowns as the Panthers won both quarters. He completed 12-of-25 for 149 yards and two scores, and ran for a touchdown. Culpepper had the most sensational ...
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    Thu. May 21, 2015 at 10:34 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • HomeTeam Huddle: QB landscape takes new shape

    HomeTeam Huddle: QB landscape takes new shape ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay saw its fair share of high-profile high school quarterbacks last year. And with a lot of the top ones graduating this spring, a new crop of prospects waits in the wings, looking to grab the spotlight and trying to break a few records.  Add Matthew ...
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    Mon. April 27, 2015 at 8:06 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Locals show up well in college spring games

    Locals show up well in college spring games Florida State’s George Campbell (6-foot-4) is the ideal size for a receiver. But it is his other intangibles — the speed (4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash) the 37-inch vertical leap and the eye-hand coordination — that turned the former East Lake standout into one of the most prized playmakers in the ...
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    Mon. April 13, 2015 at 11:20 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Recruiting roundup: Plant LB Joe Ryan nabs first offer

    Recruiting roundup: Plant LB Joe Ryan nabs first offer Plant coach Robert Weiner admits linebacker Joe Ryan slid under his radar until he made his varsity debut last season. But the 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior made his presence known with 144 tackles and a state-leading 52 tackles for loss.  Now colleges are starting to take notice, too. Weiner said Ryan ...
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    Wed. March 04, 2015 at 5:42 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • An emotional commitment for Plant's Derrick Baity

    An emotional commitment for Plant's Derrick Baity Before announcing his formal commitment to the University of Kentucky, Plant defensive back Derrick Baity stood before the crowd gathered in the school’s media center to say a few words. He used the opportunity to thank the people in his life who got him to that day, and the list ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Options aplenty sway top recruits away from state colleges

    Options aplenty sway top recruits away from state colleges There was a time when Sickles High School running back Ray Ray McCloud III envisioned playing for Florida State. The Seminoles were among his many suitors. But as McCloud’s recruitment picked up, along with his options, he became more open to playing at another school — including one of the ...
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    Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 at 8:22 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Plant RB Patrick Brooks commits to Southern Miss

    Plant RB Patrick Brooks commits to Southern Miss Plant running back Patrick Brooks has committed to Southern Mississippi, coach Robert Weiner confirmed Monday.  Brooks, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior, rushed for 1,404 yards and 12 touchdowns last season while recording 274 yards and five touchdowns through the air. Despite his strong stats, Brooks’ small stature limited him in the ...
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    Mon. Jan. 19, 2015 at 12:13 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Plant's Patrick Brooks preaches patience in waiting for big offer

    Plant's Patrick Brooks preaches patience in waiting for big offer TAMPA — In the 10 years he has coached the Plant High School football team, Robert Weiner has helped send 144 Panthers on to play college football. Running back Patrick Brooks longs to be No. 145.  But for the 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior, the recruiting process hasn’t come quite as easily ...
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    Wed. Jan. 14, 2015 at 5:45 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tentative district assignments offer interesting new matchups for Tampa Bay teams

    Tentative district assignments offer interesting new matchups for Tampa Bay teams The Florida High School Athletic Association released its tentative district assignments for football Monday, and things are (possibly) changing quite a bit for 2015-18. In addition to assignments now being set for four years instead of two, here are some of the biggest shake-ups for Tampa Bay teams:  Tougher road ...
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    Mon. Dec. 15, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Plant QB, UF recruit Rex Culpepper weighs in on coaching hire

    Plant QB, UF recruit Rex Culpepper weighs in on coaching hire Plant High School junior quarterback Rex Culpepper, who counts Florida among his 12 Division I offers, talked about the coaching change for the Gators. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder comes from a line of Florida alums. His father, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Brad Culpepper, played there, as did his grandfather. Culpepper finished ...
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    Thu. Dec. 04, 2014 at 6:23 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Sunday Morning QB: Seven still standing

    Sunday Morning QB: Seven still standing Team of the week Indian Rocks Christian. The Golden Eagles have compiled the type of statistics befitting a team ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A. Their 48-12 win over Naples First Baptist marked the 10th win this season by 35 points or more. The offensive balance was ...
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    Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at 7:38 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Orlando Dr. Phillips 24, Plant 10

    Football: Orlando Dr. Phillips 24, Plant 10 ORLANDO — After a lopsided first half of football that the perennial state title contenders weren’t quite used to playing, Plant came out revitalized in the second half of Friday’s Class 8A region semifinal against Dr. Phillips. Its defense forced back-to-back three-and-outs, and the offense kept up by scoring 10 ...
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    Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:48 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region semifinal capsules: Class 8A and 7A

    Region semifinal capsules: Class 8A and 7A Region semifinals Class 8A Who: Plant (10-1) at Orlando Dr. Phillips (11-0) Winner plays: Bradenton Manatee-Vero Beach champion Know the foe: Dr. Phillips may be ranked No. 1 in Class 8A, but the Panthers proved in last week’s narrow win against Bloomingdale that they’re not unbeatable. The Bulls were able ...
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    Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 at 4:47 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Offenses beware: Grittier Ds abound this postseason

    Offenses beware: Grittier Ds abound this postseason Every year when the high school football playoffs roll around, one thing is a given: Armwood’s defense will be nasty.  And, yes, the unbeaten Hawks are good once again, setting a school record for fewest points allowed in the regular season (23). They’re currently on a streak of five straight ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 8:12 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

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