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  • Pigskin primer for spring

    Pigskin primer for spring Call spring football at the high school level the early evaluation period. There are big names to replace, with players of the year graduating and moving on to college. Who will fill in? There are new coaches to break in, promising assistant coaches hoping to make the most of their ...
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    Wed. April 30, 2014 at 6:04 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Plant's Fletcher Barnes heading to Tulane

    Plant linebacker and receiver Fletcher Barnes has accepted a preferred walk-on spot at Tulane University. Barnes had 380 yards receiving last year and five touchdowns to go with seven tackles and a fumble recovery on defense. Barnes will probably be best remembered for a catch he made in the playoffs. ...
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    Wed. April 30, 2014 at 8:04 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Plant QB Colby Brown goes a different route

    Plant QB Colby Brown goes a different route Plant quarterback Colby Brown was one of five Panther football players who signed letters of intent to play at the next level in a national signing day ceremony on Feb. 5. At that point Brown, who amassed 2,905 passing yards in his senior season, was headed to Eastern Illinois to ...
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    Sat. April 26, 2014 at 5:57 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

    • Recruit: Colby Brown
      Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College
  • Plant OL Jake Fruhmorgen picks Clemson

    Plant OL Jake Fruhmorgen picks Clemson TAMPA — Plant offensive tackle Jake Fruhmorgen had nearly 30 Division I-A offers from which to choose. But all it took was one visit and one promise for the consensus four-star recruit to make up his mind. “The coach, he specifically said I’m going to hold up that (national championship) ...
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    Thu. April 10, 2014 at 7:12 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Plant set to open football season in Georgia

    Plant will play Lowndes (Ga.) on Aug. 29 for its first regular-season game of the 2014 football season, coach Robert Weiner confirmed Tuesday. The game will be the second of a double-header played at the Vikings' Martin Stadium. Manatee and Ware County (Ga.) will play in the first game of ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 12:26 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • An emotional moment for Plant's Jackson, Weiner

    An emotional moment for Plant's Jackson, Weiner TAMPA — Plant football coach Robert Weiner went down the line of Panthers sitting at the table before him, introducing each player to the crowd at Wednesday night’s signing day ceremony. When he got to Alex “Buda” Jackson, though, he had to pause. It was only a few months ago ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 9:24 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Jake Fruhmorgen to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Plant OL Jake Fruhmorgen has committed to play in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the game announced Monday evening. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound junior is one of the state’s top recruits for the class of 2015. The four-star prospect counts Florida, Florida State, Miami and Notre Dame among his more ...
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    Mon. Jan. 20, 2014 at 5:24 p.m. | Matt Baker

    • Recruit: Jake Fruhmorgen
      Florida State University, Notre Dame, University of Florida, University of Miami
  • Plant product James Wilder Jr. leaving Florida State for NFL

    Plant product James Wilder Jr. leaving Florida State for NFL Florida State running back and former Plant High star James Wilder Jr. is turning pro. Less than four days after helping FSU win its third national title, the 6-foot-2, 229-pound Wilder announced via Instagram that he will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft: “I wanna first thank GOD my ...
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    Thu. Jan. 09, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Class 8A all-state football teams

    The Florida all-state football teams, as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Local players in bold: Class 8A First team Offense QB _ DeAndre Johnson, 6-3 185, Jr.; Jacksonville First Coast RB _ Jacques Patrick, 6-2 220, Jr.; Orlando Timber Creek RB _ Brandon Powell, 5-9 175, Sr.; Deerfield Beach ...
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    Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 at 11:23 a.m. | Times Staff

  • 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

  • Mack Brown tells Plant linebacker he's sticking with Texas Longhorns

    Mack Brown has been in the news after ESPN reported Tuesday that the Texas head football coach was expected to resign after 16 years with the Longhorns. Wednesday afternoon, though, Brown was at the doorstep of Plant linebacker Andrew Beck. Brown visited Beck, a Texas commit, at his home to inform the Plant linebacker ...
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    Wed. Dec. 11, 2013 at 8:51 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State semifinal edition: Sunday morning quarterback

    State semifinal edition: Sunday morning quarterback Four things we learned Friday night Armwood has some magic, too: You don’t win 14 games in a row and reach the state title game without a little luck. The Hawks had some Friday. Noah Johnson’s 12-yard pass hit Hunter Zilbar’s body and bounced up just high enough for Trevor ...
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    Sat. Dec. 07, 2013 at 7:21 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Apopka 45, Plant 29

    Football: Apopka 45, Plant 29 TAMPA — Just as he had done two weeks ago in an overtime thriller, Colby Brown got Plant right back in Friday’s game with a 55-yard pass, this time to Cameron Winter for a touchdown. The Panthers were back within two scores of Apopka in the Class 8A state semifinal, ...
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    Sat. Dec. 07, 2013 at 12:38 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Plant foes must admit Dad's Stadium casts its own spell

    Plant foes must admit Dad's Stadium casts its own spell TAMPA — Call it the Deflection at Dad’s. Fourth and long, the Panthers, down by a touchdown, backed up to their 3-yard line with less than two minutes to go in a second-round playoff game against Orlando Dr. Phillips on Nov. 22. Quarterback Colby Brown heaves a pass 25 yards ...
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    Thu. Dec. 05, 2013 at 8:44 p.m. | John C. Cotey and Kelly Parsons

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