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Dunedin: Spring football capsule

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A daily spring preview of every football team in the county.

Dunedin

Coach: Mark Everett (48-49, 10th season)

Last season: 7-5 (lost 31-0 to Largo in region semifinals)

District: 5A-9 (Clearwater, Countryside, East Lake, Palm Harbor University)

Key losses: QB A'Darrius Anderson, RB/WR Robert Flagg, LB Mike Kumbat, WR/DB Mike Towns

Who's back: RB Darius Bellamy, right, LB Ali Cheaib, RB Kim Howard, LB Brian Morris

What's new: The Falcons will count a lot on Bellamy, the county's top returning rusher from last season with a school-record 1,900 yards. Howard, a transfer from Largo who sat out last season because of grades, should be eligible by the fall, according to Everett. Both will run behind a line that returns four of its top six counting the tight end. Blair Jordan, the junior varsity quarterback, takes over for Anderson. Dunedin should be strong among the front seven on defense but will have to replace playmaker Towns in the secondary.

Audible: "We're excited about our chances this season, especially with Bellamy. He is a dynamic player." — Everett

Did you know? Last month, Bellamy committed to USF, becoming the first county player from the Class of 2009 to pick a school.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

Spring game

May 23 vs.

Bradenton Southeast

2008 schedule

Sept. 5 vs. Boca Ciega

Sept. 12 vs. Seminole

Sept. 19 vs. Osceola

Sept. 26 at Countryside

Oct. 3 vs. Largo

Oct. 10 vs. Clearwater

Oct. 17 at Tarpon Springs

Oct. 24 vs. East Lake

Nov. 7 at Palm Harbor U.

Nov. 14 at Dixie Hollins

Dunedin: Spring football capsule 05/15/08 [Last modified: Monday, May 19, 2008 1:40pm]
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