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Plant City beats Dunedin, advances to state flag football semis

Plant City moved one step closer to a state flag football title Friday night with a 24-19 win over previously unbeaten Dunedin at West Boca Raton High. The Raiders (14-0) face Jupiter today at 3:30 in the state semifinals; if they win, they're in the final at 7.

"We're really stoked," Plant City coach Randy Harris said. "We looked at everything as one game at a time, but we knew we wanted to get to the final four and have a chance to be the first Hillsborough County team to win a state championship."

Speedy quarterback Techonqueyha Shaw threw for three touchdowns — two of them to Tekeyah Clark — and ran for another, but it was Plant City's defense that might have been the difference.

Dunedin (14-1) was anchoring what could have been the winning drive deep into Plant City territory, but the Raiders held the Falcons out of the end zone on third and fourth downs.

Shaw also made two critical interceptions to squash a pair of Dunedin drives.

"At this point, it's a game of making adjustments," Harris said. "Our girls have never been here before, so it was a different atmosphere, but they overcame it."

Plant City beats Dunedin, advances to state flag football semis 05/02/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:30pm]
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