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  • Get out of Chris Schwarz’s way or get run over

    Get out of Chris Schwarz’s way or get run over River Ridge’s first six games of the season were all been played on slippery, muddy fields. So the Royal Knights needed a workhorse back who could take over, a guy with strength, speed and indefatigability to lower his head and charge forward while gorging on yards. Chris Schwarz has thrived ...
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    Fri. Oct. 17, 2014 at 6:40 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • 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

  • Football: River Ridge 47, Anclote 0

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A one-hour rain delay couldn’t help Anclote stop River Ridge and the North Suncoast’s leading rusher, Chris Schwarz. It only took four plays in 1 minute, 30 seconds for the Royal Knights (5-1) to set the tone. The defense did its job too, keeping Anclote (0-6) ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 12:51 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Sunday Morning QB: Approaching midseason

    Sunday Morning QB: Approaching midseason SMQ team of the week Clearwater Central Catholic: The Marauders, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, had eight players nursing injuries during the week. Five were healed enough to play, but the Marauders still were without two of their offensive linemen for a matchup against Ocala Trinity Catholic, No. 4 ...
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    Sun. Sept. 28, 2014 at 9:54 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Football: River Ridge 17, Mitchell 6

    TRINITY — As the final seconds ticked off in one of the most heated rivalries in the North Suncoast, River Ridge stood on top over Mitchell 17-6 on Friday. River Ridge (4-1) started the game as it usually does, pounding the ball via Chris Schwarz. The Knights’ opening drive consumed ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 12:39 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Midweek Grab Bag: At least one more week of Lennard love

    Midweek Grab Bag: At least one more week of Lennard love Welcome to the Midweek Grab Bag. We suggest you pour yourself a nice cool beverage, find a comfortable place to sit, and enjoy a nice bowl of numbers soup.  Power rankings  Here are the 20 hottest things in high school football right now. 1. (NR) The weather: Seriously, that rain ...
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    Wed. Sept. 24, 2014 at 5:19 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Sunday Morning QB: Battling the elements once again

    Sunday Morning QB: Battling the elements once again SMQ team of the week Wiregrass Ranch: The Bulls have played varsity football since 2007 and had never beaten a Hillsborough County school. That changed with Friday’s 13-0 win over Tampa Bay Tech. Christopher Faddoul stepped in at quarterback and also kicked two field goals to help the Bulls. “I’ve ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:45 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Football: River Ridge 42, Gulf 7

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Wet field conditions did not help Gulf slow the North Suncoast’s leading rusher. Lead by Chris Schwarz’s 155-yard rushing night the Royal Knights kept to the ground for majority of the night on its way to a team total of 248 yards. The passing game finally ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 12:12 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Blowing John C. Cotey's mind one week at a time

    Midweek Grab Bag: Blowing John C. Cotey's mind one week at a time Welcome to the Midweek Grab Bag. We suggest you pour yourself a nice cool beverage, find a comfortable place to sit, and enjoy a nice bowl of numbers soup.  Grab Bag power rankings  Here are the 20 hottest things in high school football right now. 1. (1) Pinellas County football: ...
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    Wed. Sept. 17, 2014 at 11:23 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Sunday Morning QB: These guys weather any storm

    Sunday Morning QB: These guys weather any storm Four 200-yard rushing performances Chris Schwarz, River Ridge: The bulldozing back rushed for a career-high 299 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Wiregrass Ranch. His rushing total in Week 3 was more than in his first two games combined (293).  Stephon Williams, Calvary Christian: The senior transfer ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 8:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Sept. 6-12

    Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Sept. 5-12. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 11:02 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: River Ridge 42, Wiregrass Ranch 21

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Wiregrass Ranch opened the game in shocking fashion with a kickoff return and fumble return for a score in the opening minute. Then the game was delayed for one hour and it was exactly what River Ridge needed. Lead by bruising junior running back Chris Schwarz ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 1:44 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: Sunlake 28, River Ridge 0

    LAND O’LAKES — Not only did River Ridge have to focus on getting past one of Pasco County’s top defensive teams Friday night, but the field proved to be unsurpassable as well. The Royal Knights fell 28-0 to powerhouse Sunlake. Neither team got off to the start it planned. River ...
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    Sat. Sept. 06, 2014 at 12:29 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Sunday Morning Quarterback: Underdogs have their day

    Sunday Morning Quarterback: Underdogs have their day SMQ Player of the Week: Dillon O’Toole, River Ridge Since getting hired at his alma mater in 2011, River Ridge coach Ryan Benjamin has spent a lot of time thinking about beating Land O’Lakes. He even bought a trophy — a gator mouth embedded on a black marble plaque — ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 7:13 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Four quarters: Rounding up the best and brightest from Friday night

    Four quarters: Rounding up the best and brightest from Friday night 4 teams to believe in Lennard: Supporters of Lennard, just 1-19 over the past two seasons, spent the past few days practically guaranteeing the Longhorns would beat East Bay. And, well, boom went the dynamite in a 28-7 win. Gulf: The Bucs have been more awful than the Longhorns recently. ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:17 a.m. | John C. Cotey

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