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Top 10

1. Armwood

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.)

2. Chamberlain

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?)

3. Plant

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!)

4. Largo

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.)

5. Dunedin

Friday: beat Osceola 56-7.

This week: at Countryside.

2008 marketing campaign: Kilt! (What our opponents get each week; what our band wears.)

6. Hillsborough

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!)

9. Jefferson

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!)

10. Pasco

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.)

Top 10 09/20/08 [Last modified: Friday, September 26, 2008 12:05pm]
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