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St. Petersburg: Spring football capsule

Around the county in 30 days

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

St. Petersburg

Coach: Joe Fabrizio (third season, 7-13)

Last season: 3-7

District: Class 5A-10 (Dixie Hollins, Gibbs, Largo, Pinellas Park, Seminole)

Key losses: DL/OL Cory Dickhaus, QB Robert Lemon, WR/DB Brandon Livrago, WR/DB Danny Terrell, RB/LB Mike Wilson

Who's back: DL Te'Jay Brown, OL/LB Jon Bryant, LB/TE Alec Hayes, OL/DL Cameron Lane, RB/DB Stevie Murph, P/WR Andy Rosetti, RB Ben Sams, TE/LB Barry Williamson

What's new: The Green Devils will rely on a heavy dose of running in their Wing-T attack. It worked last week, when St. Petersburg scored on every possession through the first three quarters against St. Petersburg Catholic. … The Green Devils lose most of their skill players, including quarterback Robert Lemon, a two-way threat who is graduating. … The defense returns nine starters and allowed just two big plays — both resulting in scores — against the Barons.

Audible: "It's been a three-year process with the program. I think the kids now have an understanding of what we're trying to do. Now it's just a matter of putting it into play." — Fabrizio

Did you know?: St. Petersburg has not won a playoff game since 1984, the year in which the Green Devils advanced to the state championship game.

Spring preview

Beat St. Petersburg Catholic 59-13 last week.

2008 schedule

Sept. 5 vs. Northeast

Sept. 12 at East Lake

Sept. 19 vs.

Countryside

Sept. 26 vs. Largo

Oct. 3 at Boca Ciega

Oct. 10 at Gibbs

Oct. 24 vs. Pinellas Park

Oct. 31 at Dixie Hollins

Nov. 7 at Seminole

Nov. 14 vs. Lakewood

Bob Putnam,

Times staff writer

St. Petersburg: Spring football capsule 06/03/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2008 3:15pm]
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