Friday: beat Brandon 41-0.
This week: at Newsome.
2008 marketing campaign: Two steps forward. (For us, anyway. For our opponents, three steps backward. And sometimes four.)
Friday: beat Hillsborough 48-21.
This week: vs. Blake.
2008 marketing campaign: We can do it, yes we can. (And if we can't do it … well, then coach Billy Turner won't get his first state title, and can you live with yourself if that happens? Well, can you?)
Friday: beat Middleton 56-14.
This week: at Riverview.
2008 marketing campaign: Come see Aaron Murray's final season! (In the first half, we mean. Then stay and see our reserves in the second! Oh, and free popcorn in the fourth quarter!)
Friday: Got together for team book club reading of Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism.
This week: at St. Petersburg.
2008 marketing campaign: Pinellas County football — it's not just for breakfast anymore. (Yeah, I don't know what that means either.)
Friday: beat Osceola 56-7.
This week: at Countryside.
2008 marketing campaign: Kilt! (What our opponents get each week; what our band wears.)
Friday: lost to Chamberlain 48-21.
This week: at Middleton.
2008 marketing campaign: Check us out! (Especially the next three weeks. After that, our schedule gets bru-tal.)
7. Tampa Bay Tech
Friday: beat Sickles 21-10.
This week: at Freedom.
2008 marketing campaign: Remember the Titans! (But not that game against Freedom last year, and the big fight that broke out, because any jokes about using a steel cage in the rematch in some stupid column would just be inappropriate.)
8. Nature Coast
Friday: Watched previous week's Friday Night Rewind on an endless loop. (Thanks for the hits, guys.)
This week: at Crystal River.
2008 marketing campaign: Real men wear teal. (It brings out the blue in our eyes. Oh, yeah, and it makes us wanna crush you too!)
Last week: Coach Mike Fenton watched his team beat Hillsborough. Well, most of last year's team, I mean.
This week: vs. Gaither.
2008 marketing campaign: The future is now! (And if not, we're only sophomores, so definitely next year. Or the year after, for sure!)
Last week: beat Wesley Chapel 21-20.
This week: at Hudson.
2008 marketing campaign: Putting 1992 to rest. (Sure would be a lot easier if our best player wasn't the son of the quarterback on that state championship team. Sigh.)