Around the county in 30 days
A daily spring preview of every football program in the county.
Coach: Stevie Thomas (third season, 13-8)
Last season: 8-3 (lost to Jefferson in the region quarterfinals)
District: Class 4A-9 (Bradenton Bayshore, Bradenton Southeast, Lakewood, Northeast, Osceola)
Key losses: OL/DL Cody Hampton, ATH Javonte Trotter, PK Randall Klafter, LB George Durant, DL Johnny Hartsfield, QB/DB Orhian Johnson
Who's back: Bogie lost a talented, game-changing group of seniors, and it probably won't be able to find the same quality this year — with the exception of DE Julius Forte, who will be one of the county's most hotly recruited players. Darrian Skinner returns, and if he doesn't start at QB he'll be a top WR, and Darius Johnson, Jacquez Jackson and Lavontae Armstrong will form a talented but unproven backfield.
What's new: Thomas is high on rising sophomore QB Shaquille Slaughter, who could be the starter in the fall.
Audibles: "We need to find some linemen, especially on the offensive side." — Thomas
Did you know? The Pirates have never made the playoffs in consecutive seasons.
John C. Cotey, Times staff writer
May 30 at
Sept. 5 at
Sept. 19 at Dixie Hollins
Sept. 26 vs. Lakewood
Oct. 3 vs. St. Petersburg
Oct. 10 vs.
Oct. 17 at
Oct. 24 vs.
Oct. 31 at Osceola
Nov. 7 at
Nov. 14 vs. Gibbs