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  • Sunday Morning QB, playoff edition

    Sunday Morning QB, playoff edition Five things we learned Friday night 1. First round’s pretty predictable. Friday pitted the runners-up from one district against champions from another. The runners-up who did win — Pinellas Park, Jefferson, St. Petersburg Catholic and Tarpon Springs — were mostly expected to, and the champions rolled. If anything surprised us, ...
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    Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:46 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Orlando Dr. Phillips 37, Wharton 10

    ORLANDO — Wharton hadn’t been able to sustain a long drive all night. In fact, its only score through three quarters — a 27-yard field goal right before halftime — came after Orlando Dr. Phillips’ Rudy Norwood threw an interception and the Wildcats got the ball deep into Panthers territory. ...
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    Fri. Nov. 15, 2013 at 11:44 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • In Jeff Keil, Wharton puts its trust

    In Jeff Keil, Wharton puts its trust Bloomingdale had scored 23 unanswered points to take a sizable lead against Wharton in a Nov. 1 game the Wildcats desperately needed to win to seal their playoff fate. The Wildcats (7-3, 3-2), down by one point late in the fourth quarter after forging a second-half comeback, knew exactly where ...
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    Mon. Nov. 11, 2013 at 6:20 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Sunday Morning QB

    Hillsborough: Sunday Morning QB Times’ super 7 1. Armwood (9-0, 8-0): Egad! The Hawks gave up a touchdown — for just the second time in their past four games. 2. Plant (8-1-1, 5-0): Plant was already headed the playoffs, but why not ruin someone else’s chances? The Panthers are cruising heading into their ninth ...
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    Sat. Nov. 02, 2013 at 8:20 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Wharton 30, Bloomingdale 23

    VALRICO — Wharton was 12 minutes from finishing its season on the grass field at Bloomingdale’s Charley Harris Stadium. The Wildcats trailed Bloomingdale 23-8. Their high-powered aerial attack had been grounded for three quarters. A litany of special-teams miscues looked like it would keep Wharton out of the playoffs for ...
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    Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Football: Plant 46, Wharton 13

    Football: Plant 46, Wharton 13 TAMPA — It was a chilly 59 degrees at Wildcat Stadium, and Plant coach Robert Weiner, just doused with a cooler full of water, was dripping wet. But the last thing on Weiner’s mind was how cold he was. With a 46-13 win against Wharton on Friday, the Panthers were ...
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    Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:17 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Alonso 33, Wharton 15

    TAMPA — Tied with Plant for the best record in Class 8A, District 6, Friday’s matchup with Alonso was supposed to be a tuneup game for Wharton with Plant visiting next week. No one told Alonso that was its role, as the Ravens played inspired football to upset Wharton 33-15 ...
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    Fri. Oct. 18, 2013 at 11:22 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Wharton's Sean McNamee awakens from coma

    Wharton's Sean McNamee awakens from coma A week ago, Todd McNamee feared his 16-year-old son would never wake up. Sean McNamee had already been in the hospital for two days, ever since he slammed his bare head on a field liner before football practice at Wharton High School. He lay in a medically induced coma. Friends ...
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    Fri. Oct. 18, 2013 at 2:29 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Insane stats, inane stats

    Midweek Grab Bag: Insane stats, inane stats We're back, with, really, all kidding aside, in all seriousness, no joking, the greatest Grab Bag ever. It's just a perfect blend of insane and inane that I feel like I should put a tip jar on my desk or something. Games of the week 1. Indian Rocks Christian at ...
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    Wed. Oct. 16, 2013 at 2:13 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Church will hold prayer vigil Wednesday for Wharton's Sean McNamee

    Cypress Community Church will host a prayer vigil for Wharton junior LB Sean McNamee at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The church is located at 15820 Morris Bridge Road. McNamee has been in a medically induced coma since having emergency surgery last week. He injured himself on Oct. 9, when he hit ...
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    Tue. Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:35 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Family of Wharton LB Sean McNamee retains lawyer

    Family of Wharton LB Sean McNamee retains lawyer As Wharton junior linebacker Sean McNamee remains in a medically induced coma, his family has retained a lawyer to find out more about what sent him there. The McNamees have asked Steve Yerrid of The Yerrid Law Firm to investigate Wednesday’s incident, when McNamee was critically injured playing catch before ...
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    Mon. Oct. 14, 2013 at 5:02 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Hillsborough: Sunday Morning Quarterback

    Hillsborough: Sunday Morning Quarterback  Times’ super 7  1. Armwood (6-0, 5-0): The Hawks beat winless Leto, but they looked good doing it. Having likely already won the district championship, Armwood’s got an easy road the rest of the way. 2. Tampa Bay Tech (5-1, 2-0): The Titans’ win against Plant looks all the more ...
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    Sat. Oct. 12, 2013 at 7:08 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Wharton 45, Steinbrenner 28

    Football: Wharton 45, Steinbrenner 28 LUTZ — Both teams carried heavy hearts into Friday’s game, but Wharton (6-1) was able to pull away in the second half to win comfortably 45-28. It was Steinbrenner’s homecoming, and Warriors senior Frank Vasquez died in a car accident a week ago Friday. A pregame event honored his memory, ...
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    Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:20 p.m. | Zealand Shannon

  • Wharton LB remains in coma, family questions circumstances

    Wharton LB remains in coma, family questions circumstances TAMPA — Sean McNamee went up for a pass before football practice this week, and he came down with a fractured skull, a swollen brain and injuries so severe that doctors couldn’t promise they would save him. “I don’t know that he’s going to live…” the doctor told his father. ...
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    Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 at 4:25 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Wharton linebacker injured at practice, hospitalized

    Wharton junior Sean McNamee remains in the hospital after sustaining a serious injury before football practice Wednesday afternoon. McNamee was throwing the football around with his teammates before workouts when he fell, Hillsborough County School District spokesman Steve Hegarty said Thursday. McNamee got up and seemed fine at first, then ...
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    Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 at 12:37 p.m. | Matt Baker

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