Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pinellas: Sunday morning quarterback

Nice grab: IRC’s Ryan Ferguson, front, makes a first-down reception with Admiral Farragut’s Dajuan Johnson draped all over him.


Nice grab: IRC’s Ryan Ferguson, front, makes a first-down reception with Admiral Farragut’s Dajuan Johnson draped all over him.

Pinellas Super 7

1. East Lake (3-0): The Eagles are the most impressive team in the county, outscoring their opponents a combined 119-0 through the first three weeks.

2. Largo (2-1): The return of Jarvis Stewart paid off in a big way as the Packers bounced back from a loss with a 32-13 win over Gibbs.

3. Clearwater Central Catholic (2-1): In their first meeting with Jesuit since 2005, the Marauders get back on track by surviving a defensive struggle to win 21-3.

4. Lakewood (2-1): Some pregame shenanigans fired up the Spartans, who beat St. Petersburg 28-3 for their second straight win in this city rivalry.

5. Pinellas Park (3-0): After a 10-8 victory over Osceola, the Patriots join East Lake as the only public schools in the county still undefeated.

6. Countryside (2-1): After starting 2-0, the Cougars took some lumps in a 27-0 loss to Palmetto, the first time Countryside has been shut out in more than a decade.

7. Calvary Christian (3-0): Thanks to a stellar performance by Danny Giordano in a 34-6 win over Northside, the Warriors are off to their best start in school history.

Knocking on the door: Tarpon Springs (2-1), St. Petersburg (2-1), St. Petersburg Catholic (2-1)

Five top performances

1. Tyler Kaminski, QB, Palm Harbor University: The senior had a season-best 270 yards passing and accounted for every point, throwing for three touchdowns, running for two, converting all five extra points and kicking a 36-yard field goal in a 38-7 win over Clearwater.

2. Danny Giordano, RB, Calvary Christian: In less than three quarters, Giordano rushed for 177 yards on 13 carries and scored every touchdown for the Warriors (four rushing, one fumble return) in a 34-6 victory over Northside Christian.

3. Jacquez Hill, WR, Dixie Hollins: He caught three touchdown passes (34, 30 and 6 yards) in a 28-17 win over Seminole.

4. Jarvis Stewart, RB, Largo: The USF recruit had the third 200-yard game of his career, finishing with 213 yards and scoring twice against Gibbs.

5. Donterio Fowler, WR, Lakewood: Fowler set the tone with an 87-yard kickoff return to start the game against St. Petersburg. Later in the first quarter, he scored on a 39-yard catch.

What's trending

Zero tolerance for foes: Another game, another shutout for East Lake's defense. That's three straight games in which the Eagles have blanked their opponent, already matching the number of shutouts the program had in the previous four seasons combined. The streak could continue this week against Clearwater, which has scored 14 points combined in three games.

Rebels on the rise: The last time Dixie Hollins started a season 2-1 was 2008. After wins over Osceola and Northeast, the Rebels lost six of their last eight games that season. With a tough schedule that includes games against Pinellas Park and Venice in the next two weeks, the Rebels are hoping there isn't a repeat.

Wynn injured: Lakewood offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn sprained his left ankle in the third quarter Thursday in a win against St. Petersburg. He will be day to day throughout the week and questionable for Friday against Gibbs.

Vikings vexed: It was bad enough Northeast had most of its offensive stars transfer to Lakewood before the start of fall practice. Now the remaining skill players are dealing with injuries. Starting QB Charlie Krasuski is out with a hamstring injury. RB Devin Bowers may be out for the season with a ruptured kidney. And RB Ricky Gamble and WR Devon Neath suffered season-ending knee injuries against Boca Ciega. In the absence of so many playmakers, the Vikings are the only team in the county that has yet to score this season.

Five final words

Time for some district games.

Pinellas: Sunday morning quarterback 09/14/13 [Last modified: Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. USF tight end Palmore faces charge of credit card fraud


    A University of South Florida football player faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and petit theft following his arrest by Temple Terrace police on Monday.

    USF senior tight end Adrian Palmore faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and petit theft after his arrest by Temple Terrace police on June 19, 2017. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  2. Rowdies defender gets the call to represent Jamaica


    ST. PETERSBURG —- Damion Lowe has loved his first season with the Rowdies but has some other soccer-related business that might pull him away for a bit.

    Family business, too.

    Tampa Bay Rowdies defender Damion Lowe collides with Louisville City FC forward Luke Spencer earlier this year.
  3. Sarasota's Scooter Gennett: Utility man turned historic slugger

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — On June 10, 2009, the Brewers selected a Sarasota High School shortstop in the 16th round of the MLB draft. He'd assembled an impressive resume in prep ball, but as one of more than 1,500 players drafted that year, he had a tough road to the big leagues.

    Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett (4) of Sarasota makes the throw to first as Rays DH Trevor Plouffe (14) grounds into a double play at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Monday, June 19, 2017. For Gennett, the three-game series this week with the Rays was his first trip back to Tampa Bay since his historic four-home run game June 6, 2017 against St. Louis. DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  4. Vegas Golden Knights expansion selections

    Lightning Strikes

    Vegas Golden Knights expansion selections


    Calvin Pickard, Colorado Avalanche

    J.F. Berube, New York Islanders

    Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins


    Teemu Pulkkinen, Arizona Coyotes

    William Carrier, Buffalo Sabres

    Cody Eakin, Dallas Stars …

  5. Lightning's Victor Hedman third in Norris Trophy voting

    Lightning Strikes

    Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman knew he was a long shot to win the Norris Trophy, given to the league's top defenseman, at Wednesday's NHL awards show.

    LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 21:  Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning attends the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena on June 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) 700065353