Saturday, September 22, 2018

HomeTeam 15: Football predictions (w/ video)

Our staffers’ predictions for our spotlight games of the week:

Nature Coast at Springstead, 7

Rodney Page: Nature Coast 32-28

Bob Putnam: Nature Coast 28-21

RELATED: Expect Springstead, Nature Coast to hit the ground running … and never stop

Tampa Bay Tech at Sickles, 7:30

Rodney Page: Tampa Bay Tech 41-16

Bob Putnam: Tampa Bay Tech 28-13

Armwood at Plant, 7:30

Rodney Page: Plant 31-14

Bob Putnam: Plant 24-21

RELATED: It’s like QB Tucker Gleason was made to be a Plant Panther

CCC at Tampa Catholic, 7

Rodney Page: CCC 18-16

Bob Putnam: CCC 28-24

Land O’Lakes at Hernando, 7

Rodney Page: Hernando 21-10

Bob Putnam: Hernando 27-23

RELATED: Armwood QB Cam’ron Ransom new to the Plant rivalry, but not nervous

East Lake at Tarpon Springs, 7:30

Rodney Page: East Lake 35-14

Bob Putnam: East Lake 28-7

Wiregrass Ranch at Sunlake, 7:30

Rodney Page: Sunlake 23-20

Bob Putnam: Wiregrass Ranch 17-10

RELATED: Coming to the Plant press box Friday night: Gayle Sierens

Pasco at Wesley Chapel, 7:30

Rodney Page: Wesley Chapel 24-20

Bob Putnam: Pasco 30-28

Gibbs at Northeast, 7:30

Rodney Page: Northeast 13-9

Bob Putnam: Northeast 14-13

RELATED: Grab Bag: Nature Coast produces another prolific RB

Steinbrenner at Jesuit, 7:30

Rodney Page: Jesuit 21-14

Bob Putnam: Jesuit 20-6

Robinson at East Bay, 7:30

Rodney Page: East Bay 23-21

Bob Putnam: Robinson 17-16

Lennard at Gaither, 7:30

Rodney Page: Gaither 28-9

Bob Putnam: Gaither 21-7

Countryside at Clearwater, 7:30

Rodney Page: Clearwater 27-17

Bob Putnam: Clearwater 35-28

St. Petersburg at Boca Ciega, 7:30

Rodney Page: St. Petersburg 21-17

Bob Putnam: St. Petersburg 35-14

Anclote at Calvary Christian, 7:30

Rodney Page: Calvary Christian 30-20

Bob Putnam: Calvary Christian 20-19

Football: Clearwater 34, Mitchell 7

Football: Clearwater 34, Mitchell 7

TRINITY — What at first looked like a defensive stalemate between Clearwater and Mitchell quickly turned into a rout.Clearwater had revenge on its mind Friday night after a 45-28 loss to Mitchell last year during the the regular seaso...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Football: Tampa Bay Tech 28, Hillsborough 27

Football: Tampa Bay Tech 28, Hillsborough 27

TAMPA — The decision was made as soon as Hillsborough got the ball back. Trailing by a touchdown with just over four minutes remaining against Tampa Bay Tech, the Terriers had the ball on their own 6-yard line.They hadn't been able to move the ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Football: Largo 35, Countryside 0

Football: Largo 35, Countryside 0

LARGO — The offense was relentless and merciless Friday night, but that has been the case a lot recently. Largo is scoring points in bunches and getting contributions from everyone. Add in a defense that has been smothering, as well as a special team...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Football: Sickles 7, Freedom 3

TAMPA — Sickles needed a goal-line stand late in the fourth quarter to escape Freedom 7-3 on Homecoming and remain in the hunt for a Class 7A, District 8 title.Gryphons coach Patrick Murphy knew that facing the Patriots would be a battle. Freedom (1-...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Football: Armwood 24, Jefferson 14

SEFFNER — Armwood is becoming accustomed to winning close games.The Hawks fended off visiting Jefferson 24-14 in a defensive battle that featured a plethora of holding penalties in the second half.Armwood (3-1) earned two rushing touchdowns from juni...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Football: Plant 44, Gaither 34

TAMPA — Seventy-eight points. Eight hundred and 40 yards in total offense. Five players surpassing the century mark in yardage.When the game was over Friday, Plant had the edge in every category — including the scoreboard as the Panthers (3-1) opened...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Football: Robinson 28, Blake 25

TAMPA — Nevermind that Blake scored a go-ahead touchdown with 87 seconds left in the game.Forgive him, but part of Robinson junior Lateef Al-Shaa’ir was hoping it would happen just so it would set up a comeback.And it did.With 24 seconds left in the ...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Football: St. Petersburg 23, Gibbs 6

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg’s Aumhryaun Brown’s two touchdowns helped overcome the ejection of quarterback Tonio Shavers as the Green Devils cruised to a 23-6 win against Gibbs on Friday.As time expired during the first half, with the Green Devil...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Football: Plant City 24, East Bay 7

GIBSONTON — Plant City’s high-powered passing game gets most of the attention. But the Raiders’ defense is just as responsible for the team’s unbeaten start.In Plant City’s 24-7 road victory against East Bay in Class 7A, District 9 on Friday, the def...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 38, Northeast 17

ST. PETERSBURG — Championship caliber teams don’t cut themselves any slack.Just ask senior quarterback Rory Hicks, a tough grader moments after visiting Clearwater Central Catholic rolled out its textbook offensive precision to subdue Northeast, 38-1...
Updated: 6 hours ago