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Spring football capsule: Seminole

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Coach: Sam Roper (26th season, 112-148)

Last season: 1-9

District: Class 5A, District 9

Key losses: OL/DL Chris Chancey, QB/DB Austin Cowan, RB/S Brandon Feinberg, WR/S Evan Gardiner, RB/DB Lukas Hayden, RB/LB Aaron Naquin

Who's back: LB Kyle Bradshaw, DL Jaxon Parker, RB Trevor Sand, DB Colton Slaughter, RB Teddy Willis

What's new: Seminole entered the 2009 season unsettled at quarterback after Cowan injured his knee (ACL) and didn't take a snap, leading to a hodgepodge of rotating signal-callers. In 2010, rising sophomore Noah Weller appears to be the leading candidate for the vacant position. He threw only one pass — a 4-yard completion — in the Warhawks' spring jamboree with Indian Rocks Christian and St. Petersburg Catholic but showed his athleticism with a 32-yard run on third and long. Sand and Willis, both seniors to be, appear more than capable to shoulder the load in the Warhawks' run-oriented offense. Sand outran the entire IRC defense for a 73-yard touchdown on his first carry, and Willis had tough yards up the middle in relief of Sand. The defense is a work in progress; several players have been switched to new positions. Bradshaw moved from outside to middle linebacker and will be counted on as a defensive leader. Parker has progressed rapidly during the offseason and is a potential star as a space-eater on the defensive line. The secondary is green but shows promise. One of those youngsters, Riley O'Dell, had an interception and recovered a fumble in the jamboree. Slaughter, a rising senior, is the most experienced returner in the secondary. He had a pick against IRC. With the roster numbers up, the Warhawks went two platoon during the spring, which allowed players to concentrate on one position rather than having to learn two or more.

Audible: "We've had some guys banged up and some guys with some academic issues that we've got to take care of, but we had a good end to the spring. Hopefully, it will make coming to workouts this summer a little easier." — Roper

Did you know?: The Warhawks haven't had a winning season since 2005, when they went 6-4.

Spring result: Defeated IRC 24-0, defeated SPC 13-0 (played each team for one quarter)

2010 season

Sept. 3at Clearwater

Sept. 10vs. Dixie Hollins

Sept. 16at Palm Harbor


Sept. 24vs. St. Petersburg

Oct. 1vs. East Lake

Oct. 8at Northeast

Oct. 14vs. Osceola

Oct. 22at Pinellas Park

Oct. 29at Boca Ciega

Nov. 5vs. Gibbs

Bryan Burns, Times staff writer

Spring football capsule: Seminole 05/25/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:35pm]
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