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  • Sunday morning quarterback: Hillsborough County edition

    Sunday morning quarterback: Hillsborough County edition Times’ Super 7 1. Armwood (1-0) In a re-loading sense, Hawks are Hillsborough County’s version of Alabama. 2. Plant (1-0) Unlike past years, Panthers defense will carry torch ‘til offense catches up. 3. Robinson (1-0) Truth be told, Knights probably should’ve scored even more against Jefferson 4. Sickles (1-0) We ...
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    Sun. Sept. 02, 2012 at 3:38 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • Football: Riverview 24, Spoto 17

    RIVERVIEW — As Riverview and Spoto opened their season Saturday night, it was Riverview who came out on top 24-17. Spoto took a 14-10 lead into halftime, but turnovers haunted the Spartans in the second half. Riverview's Mike McGuire turned a fumble into a 42-yard TD to give the Sharks ...
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    Sat. Sept. 01, 2012 at 9:03 p.m. | Michael Paonessa

  • Preseason football: Wharton 35, Riverview 9

    RIVERVIEW — A well-rounded running game led Wharton past Riverview 35-9 Friday night. The first half was a battle of the ground games, with the teams combining for only three pass attempts until the final two minutes of the second quarter.Wharton running back Jeff Keil had four carries totaling 27 ...
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    Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. | Bobby Winsler

  • District deconstruction: Class 7A-8

    District deconstruction: Class 7A-8 We’re breaking down a football district a day — from 2A to 8A.  Today: Class 7A, District 8. Teams Listed in order of 2011 finish, with overall/district record 1. Durant (7-4, 4-1) 2. Brandon (6-5, 4-1) 3. Plant City (7-3, 3-2) 4. Newsome (6-4, 3-2) 5. East Bay (4-6, 1-4) ...
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    Thu. Aug. 02, 2012 at 12:33 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Times' all-Suncoast baseball teams

    Player of the Year: INF/P Collin Woody, Sr., Wharton Entering the 2012 season, Collin Woody had only thrown 6.2 innings for Wharton. Coach Scott Hoffman, though, promised Woody this was his year. “We knew he could throw last year,” Hoffman said. “I kind of held the reins back on him ...
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    Thu. June 14, 2012 at 3:06 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Spring jamboree at East Bay

    At East Bay Scores: Riverview 15, Lennard 14 East Bay 14, Spoto 7 Spring game-breakers: Riverview sophomore QB Chase Freeman ran the ball eight times, picking up 65 yards and the touchdown that brought his team within a point despite having only three weeks of practice in new coach Mike ...
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    Thu. May 24, 2012 at 10:42 p.m. | David Rice

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Hillsborough QB battles to watch in jamborees

    HomeTeam Huddle: Hillsborough QB battles to watch in jamborees Because so few derbies — Kentucky or quarterback — are ever determined in one or two furlongs, Thursday’s slate of one-half jamboree contests likely won’t settle any behind-center battles being waged locally. But they could determine a clear leader. This is, after all, teams’ first live action of 2012 against ...
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    Wed. May 23, 2012 at 4:37 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Transfer gives Sickles' incumbent QB push in right direction

    HomeTeam Huddle: Transfer gives Sickles' incumbent QB push in right direction TAMPA — Assorted injuries and suspensions have left Sickles — a bona fide Class 6A playoff contender this fall — far from 100 percent for Thursday’s jamboree at Alonso. But behind center, the Gryphons are a picture of health — and healthy competition. Rising senior Nate Mills, an 1,100-yard passer ...
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    Tue. May 22, 2012 at 7:35 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • HomeTeam Huddle: At Spoto, less really is more

    HomeTeam Huddle: At Spoto, less really is more RIVERVIEW — Veteran Spoto coach Dale Caparaso has spent these purgatorial spring afternoons overseeing somewhat of a paradox in pads. Which is to say, a minimal turnout has not led to maximum two-platooning. Entering Thursday’s jamboree at East Bay, Caparaso envisions only one player — rising senior FB/ILB Camarcus Thomas ...
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    Mon. May 21, 2012 at 9:10 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Riverview names Mike Thornton its new head football coach (update 3:15 p.m.)

    After two schools chose to go out of town to fill their football head coach openings, Riverview opted to bring Mike Thornton back home. Thornton, 32, who graduated from East Bay in 1998 and later coached the Indians’ quarterbacks, running backs and offensive line for seven years under his father, ...
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    Fri. Jan. 20, 2012 at 12:56 p.m. | Laura Keeley

  • Updates on Hillsborough head coaching searches

    With Gerold Dickens resigning from Strawberry Crest on Wednesday, there are now six Hillsborough County high schools looking for new head football coaches. Riverview hopes to choose between two finalists soon, said athletic director Kevin Massena. The Sharks are replacing Bruce Gifford, who had the position for three seasons before resigning Sept. ...
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    Thu. Jan. 05, 2012 at 3:23 p.m. | Laura Keeley

  • Times' 2011 all-Hillsborough County football team

    Times' 2011 all-Hillsborough County football team Offensive player of the year Alvin Bailey, Jr., Armwood Why we picked him: Two reasons: 1) No one around was more priceless to his team, and 2) he may just have completed the greatest individual playoff performance in county history. A receiver/punt returner at the season’s outset, Bailey became the ...
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    Fri. Dec. 23, 2011 at 12:03 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Hillsborough: Sunday Morning QB wrapup

    Hillsborough: Sunday Morning QB wrapup What we learned 1. Some surging teams are missing the playoffs. Dang that early schedule for Jefferson, which ended the season winners of five straight. What about Spoto, which won six of its last seven? Both are playoff-worthy teams, but were left out of the postseason — partially because of ...
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    Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 at 4:31 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Gaither 31, Riverview 0

    TAMPA — Gaither finished a solid first regular season under coach Jason Stokes with a shutout of Riverview.The Cowboys (7-3) started slow but found their stride on their second possession of the game as Alex McGough threw the first of his three touchdown passes to Shug Ogunleye, this one from ...
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    Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:41 p.m. | David Rice

  • Football: Durant 63, Riverview 12

    PLANT CITY — With some help from Newsome, Durant captured the Class 7A, District 8 title with a 63-12 victory over Riverview.Just minutes after defeating the Sharks, a jubilant Durant squad found out Newsome had pulled off a 28-13 upset of Plant City."I've got chills going up my spine right ...
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    Fri. Nov. 04, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

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