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  • 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

  • Playoff profile: Plant FS/WR Scoop Bradshaw

    Playoff profile: Plant FS/WR Scoop Bradshaw Plant's playoff game against Orlando Dr. Phillips (11-0) will be its 10th straight region semifinal. For the Panthers, the postseason is nothing new.  But for one Panther in particular, Friday's game is a much-awaited first. Last season, his first as a varsity starter, Johayward "Scoop" Bradshaw missed the playoffs after getting in ...
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    Mon. Nov. 17, 2014 at 7:25 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Plant 29, Orlando Boone 7

    TAMPA — It was a perfect 10 for Robert Weiner. The Plant coach kept his unblemished record in postseason openers intact Friday night as the Panthers defeated Orlando Boone 29-7 in a Class 8A contest. Plant (10-1), playing the second half without injured senior running back Patrick Brooks, won its ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:42 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • Playoff football capsules: Class 8A

    Playoff football capsules: Class 8A Class 8A region quarterfinals St. Petersburg (8-2) at Vero Beach (10-0) Winner plays: Manatee-Fort Pierce Central winner Scouting report: A contrast in styles. The Green Devils run the wing-T offense, which utilizes three backs. But this season they also have a quarterback. Sophomore Austyn Causey has thrown for more than ...
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    Thu. Nov. 13, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Plant 35, Alonso 7

    TAMPA — The onside kick by Alonso to open the game caught Plant by surprise, a ploy that briefly worked when Alonso’s Terryl Scott recovered the ball and gave his team the ball at Plant’s 42 yard-line. But the momentum wouldn’t last as Plant’s Jordan Reed electrified the crowd when ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 1:33 a.m. | Darin Klahr

  • 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 32, Wharton 0

    TAMPA — Friday’s game featured another slow start and another blowout win for Plant. More importantly, it secured another district championship. Led by 98 second-half rushing yards and two touchdowns from Patrick Brooks, Plant blew out Wharton 32-0. The victory secured it the 8A-6 district championship, the school’s 10th straight ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:07 a.m. | Ryan Butler

  • Flash sale: Nike’s Plant shoe sells out in 23 minutes

    Flash sale: Nike’s Plant shoe sells out in 23 minutes TAMPA — When a Nike representative pulled Robert Weiner aside during the Nike Elite Coaches Summit last February to discuss designing a Plant High School shoe, the 10-year Panthers coach just thought it would be something neat for his football players to enjoy. A sneak peak of the shoes were ...
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    Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 at 3:53 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Plant 48, Newsome 9

    TAMPA — Plant improved to 3-0 in Class 8A, District 6 after touchdown connections of 72 and 71 yards between quarterback Rex Culpepper and wide receiver Derrick Baity gave the Panthers an early 13-0 lead. Newsome’s running game kept it within reach in the first half, but Plant outscored Newsome ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:53 a.m. | Nathan Powell

  • Pass happy: Year of the QB in Tampa Bay

    Pass happy: Year of the QB in Tampa Bay The high school football season has been shaped to an extraordinary extent by Tampa Bay quarterbacks who consistently put up eye-popping numbers. Five quarterbacks have already thrown for 400-plus yards in a game. Twelve are ranked among the top 50 (for passing yards) in the state, according to MaxPreps. Several ...
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    Thu. Oct. 16, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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