Monday, December 18, 2017
Sports

Spring football: Agape Christian 38, Cambridge 0

At Skyway Park

Score: Agape Christian 38, Cambridge 0

Spring game-breakers: The Lancers were stuffed at every attempt to run the football. However, their short passing game was effective, especially in the first half. Rising sophomore quarterback Garrett Young went 12-for-15 passing for more than 100 yards. He threw two interceptions, but they were late in the game when the Lancers were forcing the ball down the field.

"Garret has a tremendous amount of poise for a freshman," Cambridge coach Bob Dare said.

Rising junior Robbie Robertson is a two-way star on the rise for Cambridge. He caught eight passes for 84 yards and earned most of those yards after the catch. He also made several good plays on defense, extinguishing a two two-point conversions and getting several key stops.

Did you know? Young supplanted last year's starting quarterback in Phillip Johnson for the spring game. Dare has already anointed Young as his starter for the fall. … Agape Christian, only fielded 18 players, but it had two 300-pound interior linemen that Cambridge just had no answer for.

Audible 1: "The reason you play a spring game is so you know who you are. We know who we are now. We're young, there's no doubt about that. But that's how you get better." — Dare

Audible 2: "We're going to look at the film on Monday, and the film doesn't lie. We are going to see your first step, what you did and why you ended up on your back with a 300-pound guy on top of you." — Dare

Andy Warrener, Times correspondent

Comments
Bucs picked up club option on Jason Lichtís contract for 2018 earlier this year, but GMís future still not clear

Bucs picked up club option on Jason Lichtís contract for 2018 earlier this year, but GMís future still not clear

Bucs general manager Jason Licht did not receive a contract extension after the team went 9-7 last season. Instead, the Glazer family which owns the Bucs decided to pick up a one-year club option on Licht’s contract for 2018. That happened some...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Jim Leavitt isnít coming back to Florida after all

Jim Leavitt isnít coming back to Florida after all

Former USF coach Jim Leavitt isn't coming back to the state after all.Sports Illustrated reported late Sunday evening that Leavitt will remain at Oregon as its defensive coordinator – a position that will earn him a cool $1.7 million annually. ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
The future of Dirk Koetter

The future of Dirk Koetter

Three games. That's how many the Bucs have left. Can the same be said for Dirk Koetter's head coaching career?The answer to that question might be determined by what happens in those three games.If the Bucs lose the rest – and that is more like...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bulls expected to sign at least 6 (and possibly more) this week

Bulls expected to sign at least 6 (and possibly more) this week

At least a half-dozen high school seniors — and possibly more — are expected to sign with USF when the NCAA's new 72-hour early signing period for football commences Wednesday.Homestead South Dade TE Chris Carter Jr., a three-star prospec...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Lakewood (10-0)This week: Friday at OsceolaThe buzz: The Spartans have been blowing teams out, but things will get harder over the winter break when they play in the Florida Prospects tournament in Orlando. Senior forward Toi Smith has missed a fe...
Updated: 2 minutes ago
Bucs-Falcons: Predicting tonightís Monday Night Football Game

Bucs-Falcons: Predicting tonightís Monday Night Football Game

MONDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS Tom Jones, @tomwjones: The Falcons are playing for something. The Bucs are playing out the string. And, well, the Falcons are way better than Tampa Bay. On paper, this game won't be close. It won't be on the field either. If the ...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
Photo gallery: FIU, Temple compete in lawn mower race at Busch Gardens

Photo gallery: FIU, Temple compete in lawn mower race at Busch Gardens

Members of the Florida International University and Temple football teams participated in a lawn mower race Monday at Busch Gardens as part of the festivities leading up to Thursdayís Gasparilla Bowl at Tropicana Field.Head coaches Butch Davis of FIU...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Falcons blew a 28-3 lead, but so did the Bucs

The Falcons blew a 28-3 lead, but so did the Bucs

The Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in last season's Super Bowl, and no one will let them forget it.Including the Bucs.During a playful exchange on Twitter in May, Tampa Bay trolled its division rivals by posting a photo of Vernon Hargreaves, No. 28, and Ja...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs Ring of Honor: Which current player will make it?

Bucs Ring of Honor: Which current player will make it?

With Jon Gruden becoming the 11th member of the Bucs’ Ring of Honor tonight, what about current members of the Bucs?Bucs roundtable question: What current Bucs player not named Gerald McCoy is most likely to wind up in the Ring of Honor. Member...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs defense vs. Matt Ryan: What to expect tonight

Bucs defense vs. Matt Ryan: What to expect tonight

Atlanta and Matt Ryan are in town to face the Bucs on Monday Night Football, so it's a chance to revisit a quarterback Tampa Bay knows well, with 19 meetings over the past 10 seasons. A couple of talking points for tonight's game and the challenge ah...
Updated: 2 hours ago