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Bloomingdale: Spring football capsule

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30 days

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of every football program in Hillsborough County.

Bloomingdale

Coach: Jason Stokes (first season)

Last season: 2-8

(0-4 in district)

District: Class 5A-7 (Brandon, East Bay,

Newsome, Plant City)

Key losses: RB/WR/DB Jahmaal Jones,

LB D'Marcus Reid,

LB Myron Priester,

OL Jerry Clark, OL Kevin Bowers, OL Jon Hartling

Who's back: QB Jose Alvarez, RB/WR Greg LeClair, OL Solomon Partin, OL/DL Dave Laietta, LB C.J. Curran, SS Taylor Dunbar, SS/FS Brian Vazquez

What's new: Stokes, a former defensive coordinator at Riverview, replaces Corey Brinson, who was 14-35 in five seasons with the Bulls. He brings a hands-on approach to Bloomingdale along with a dedication to instill a winning attitude to a program that was outscored 298-55 in eight losses. The Bulls will run multiple offensive and defensive formations. This spring the battle is at quarterback, where incumbent Jose Alvarez is battling newcomer Anthony Beko, a transfer from Spoto.

Audibles: "I'm a big believer in attitude. I believe that attitude is everything. We have the talent here. I just want us to come out and compete from the first quarter to the last quarter. If we can compete, stay disciplined and have a winning attitude, we have no choice but to do well." — Stokes

Did you know?: Upon his arrival, Stokes said he was impressed with how much community service his players have immersed themselves in. "They've helped out with food drives, worked in soup kitchens and done community cleanup," Stokes said.

Spring game

6:30 p.m. May 22

at Brandon

2008 schedule

Aug. 29 vs. Riverview

Sept. 5 vs. Tampa Bay Tech

Sept. 12 vs. Spoto

Sept. 19 at King

Sept. 26 vs. Plant City

Oct. 3 at Sickles

Oct. 16 vs. Leto

Oct. 24 vs. East Bay

Oct. 31 at Brandon

Nov. 7 at Newsome

Nov. 14 at Durant

Eduardo A. Encina,

Times Staff Writer

Bloomingdale: Spring football capsule 05/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:58pm]
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