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  • Football: Sickles 35, Robinson 14

    TAMPA — Robinson was  prepared to take on Sickles running back Ray Ray McCloud in the teams’ season-opening contest Friday. What the Knights couldn’t solve was Sickles quarterback  Issac Holder, who threw for a touchdown and ran for three more as Sickles outlasted the weather, and Robinson, 35-14. The teams ...
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    Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:41 a.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Taylor decides QB rotation is right for Knights

    Taylor decides QB rotation is right for Knights TAMPA — It was the first major decision of Shawn Taylor’s tenure, and the new Robinson coach never arrived at it. In football terms, the dude deferred. With stern conviction, he compromised. “Don’t need to (decide),” Taylor, seated in a corner desk in the coaches’ portable, said assertively. That wasn’t ...
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    Tue. Aug. 27, 2013 at 4:07 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • HomeTeam 100: Players 71-80

    HomeTeam 100: Players 71-80 Our second annual countdown of the top 100 football players in Tampa Bay — compiled after a spring and summer of evaluating talent, and a couple of brawls between staffers. Also in this series: 91-100 81-90
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    Wed. July 31, 2013 at 4:10 p.m. | Times Staff

  • District deconstruction: 6A-8

    District deconstruction: 6A-8 We’re breaking down a football district a day. Today: Class 6A, District 8. Teams Armwood Blake Chamberlain Hillsborough Jefferson King Leto Lennard Robinson Must-see game: Armwood at Hillsborough, Sept. 12. After a string of one-sided losses in this series, the Terriers caught up with Armwood last season. Hillsborough’s 3-0 win ...
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    Wed. July 10, 2013 at 5:21 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Plant

    At Plant Scores: Plant 22, Robinson 0; Jefferson 55, Leto 0 Spring game-breakers: Plant needed just one minute, 36 seconds to score on the opening drive after Colby Brown found Alexander Jackson for a 7-yard touchdown. That score was set up by a 44-yard gain on a swing pass to ...
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    Thu. May 23, 2013 at 11:31 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Armwood DE Cowart already a hit

    When Armwood’s first-team defense completed its goal-line stand with a fourth-and-2 stop to conclude Friday evening’s intrasquad scrimmage, rising junior defensive end Byron Cowart was lined up at nose guard. Cowart (6-foot-5, 250 pounds), shaping up as the area’s top recruit from the Class of 2015, said he’s hopeful of ...
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    Mon. May 20, 2013 at 11:13 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Eagles finding 'better place' with Eychner

    HomeTeam Huddle: Eagles finding 'better place' with Eychner The stretching and special teams work have concluded Friday afternoon at Brandon’s practice when a late arrival, Mario Rodriguez, jogs onto the McLane Stadium field in full pads and presents a signed index card to coach Dean Eychner. “Tutoring?” Eychner asks, gazing at the card with the teacher’s signature. “Uh, ...
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    Fri. May 17, 2013 at 8:31 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Time for remodeling at Robinson

    HomeTeam Huddle: Time for remodeling at Robinson First-year Robinson coach Shawn Taylor navigates practices these days in a sleek new golf cart with shiny rims and the Knights’ logo emblazoned on the side.  •  It’s one of the few fully loaded units on Jack Peters Field. Taylor, a Knights alumnus selected to replace retiring Port Tampa icon ...
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    Thu. May 16, 2013 at 9:39 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Whose huddle is it?

    The football vernacular is loaded with names — derby, duel, controversy, quagmire — for quarterback competitions. We’re not going to affix any such label to those occurring locally. Suffice to say, some county jobs are up for grabs. Here are some more prominent vacancies, and those vying for them. Alonso ...
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    Thu. May 09, 2013 at 11:14 p.m. | Times Staff

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Notable vacancies in Hillsborough backfields

    HomeTeam Huddle: Notable vacancies in Hillsborough backfields Where did all the yards go? • All but one of the county’s seven 1,000-yard rushers in 2012 will graduate and move on to college programs, leaving frustrated defensive coordinators and would-be tacklers in their wake. • Now, the game-day burden falls on their old coaches to figure out a ...
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    Wed. May 08, 2013 at 10:23 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Spring football primer: Year of the Lineman

    Spring football primer: Year of the Lineman When we went looking for the stars of 2013, we zipped right past the pretty-boy quarterbacks, the speedy running backs, the hard-hitting linebackers and the fancy-footed wide receivers and defensive backs. This year, they’ll be taking a back seat to those referred to, lovingly, by their coaches as the big ...
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    Tue. April 30, 2013 at 8:34 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hudl helped kick start a late recruiting push for Robinson's Justin Madison

    Hudl helped kick start a late recruiting push for Robinson's Justin Madison TAMPA — His strapping, 6-foot-4 body had slithered through the collegiate cracks. When Robinson High School’s 12-2 season ended in early December, outside linebacker Justin Madison had exactly one scholarship offer to show for his breakthrough senior year. At 205 pounds dispersed over a rangy frame, Madison had the physical ...
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    Mon. Feb. 04, 2013 at 3:44 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Options increase for Rafferty as USF reaffirms offer

    The college options appear to be increasing for Connor Rafferty even as USF takes strides to mend fences with the Robinson left tackle, who received a scholarship offer from former coach Skip Holtz and committed last summer. The Tampa Bay Times first reported Rafferty received a late-night phone call Sunday ...
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    Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:32 p.m. | Joey Knight

    • Recruit: Connor Rafferty
      Eastern Kentucky, Samford, University at Buffalo, University of South Florida
  • Ex-Farragut coach Chris Miller among Robinson applicants

    A week after indicating he had resigned as coach at Admiral Farragut to spend more time with his family, Chris Miller has been confirmed as one of 15 applicants for the job at Robinson. Athletic director Marcia Monk released the list Wednesday morning upon a request from the Tampa Bay ...
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    Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:36 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • USF withdraws scholarship offer from Connor Rafferty

    Less than a month before national signing day, Robinson left tackle Connor Rafferty is suddenly in limbo. Rafferty's mother, Tracy, confirmed that USF has rescinded its scholarship offer to her son, a first-team pick on the Times' 2012 all-Suncoast team. Tracy Rafferty told the Times early Monday morning that new ...
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    Mon. Jan. 14, 2013 at 8:54 a.m. | Joey Knight

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