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Thu. December 16, 2010 | Times Staff

If you managed to get past the part where the intern (…Anthony? Andrew? Alfonso?) gets his face bashed in by James Wilder Jr., you’ve already seen the state championship game picks from Friday Night Rewind hosts John C. Cotey and Joey Knight here.

But in the spirit of being team players, we’re going to compile the whole Hillsborough staff’s picks in one, easy-to-find location. This way, you can print them out and throw them in our faces if we’re wrong. Or, to be optimistic, so we can frame them if we’re right.

All three Hillsborough staff writers predicted a county sweep, while Cotey only picked one of the three, Armwood.

Check out www.tampbay.com/hometeam starting tomorrow afternoon, as we will be live blogging all three games from the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

3A state final: Jefferson vs. Miami Norland
Friday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m.
TV: Sun Sports, live
Eduardo A Encina’s pick: Jefferson, 31-24
Adam Berry’s pick: Jefferson, 35-24
Joey Knight’s pick: Jefferson, 33-21
John C. Cotey’s pick: Norland, 29-23

4A state final: Armwood vs. Tallahassee Lincoln
Saturday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m.
TV: Sun Sports, live
Eduardo A Encina’s pick: Armwood, 35-10
Adam Berry’s pick: Armwood, 28-7
Joey Knight’s pick: Armwood, 34-13
John C. Cotey’s pick: Armwood, 36-0

5A state final: Plant vs. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Friday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports Florida, live
Eduardo A Encina’s pick: Plant, 27-24
Adam Berry’s pick: Plant, 24-21
Joey Knight’s pick: Plant, 31-27
John C. Cotey’s pick: Aquinas, 26-14


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