Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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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

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Seffner Christian’s remarkable turnaround starts with the O-line

Seffner Christian’s remarkable turnaround starts with the O-line

Seffner Christian’s offensive line has accepted a lot of responsibility for helping the Crusaders to their first undefeated season (11-0) and first playoff victory.
Published: 11/20/18
LB/FB Lorenzo Valencia runs the show for Admiral Farragut

LB/FB Lorenzo Valencia runs the show for Admiral Farragut

Nothing gets by the senior on defense, and he's got an eagle eye on the offense as well.
Published: 11/20/18
Armwood’s ‘rebuilding’defense doesn’t miss a step

Armwood’s ‘rebuilding’defense doesn’t miss a step

SEFFNER — Armwood High started the football offseason with an overwhelming sense of loss. By February, the Hawks' bid adieu to eight defensive starters who signed with college programs, including lineman Malcolm Lamar (Florida State), safety Ma...
Published: 11/20/18
Jesuit pulls off a rare Tampa Bay repeat in state swimming

Jesuit pulls off a rare Tampa Bay repeat in state swimming

STUART — Jesuit boys swim coach Bill Shaffer spent all week trying to score the Class 2A meet. Based off his numbers, the Tigers were not going to have enough to defend their state team title.But in the preliminaries, things changed. Jesuit swi...
Published: 11/17/18
Bishop McLaughlin’s first volleyball loss of season comes in Class 3A final

Bishop McLaughlin’s first volleyball loss of season comes in Class 3A final

FORT MYERS — Bishop McLaughlin wasn't pulling any punches after its 25-16, 25-16, 25-22 loss to Doral Divine Savior Academy on Saturday afternoon in the Class 3A state final.As the Hurricanes (30-1) stood on the Suncoast Credit Union Arena floo...
Published: 11/17/18
Shorecrest claims first state volleyball title

Shorecrest claims first state volleyball title

FORT MYERS — Almost as soon as the ball slammed to the court, Jacqueline St. Cin started crying. Her thunderous kill, one of 16 on the day, finished off a 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 Class 4A state final win over Palm Beach Gardens Benjamin on Saturday...
Published: 11/17/18
Football playoffs: Jefferson 34, Lakewood 23

Football playoffs: Jefferson 34, Lakewood 23

ST. PETERSBURG — Jefferson continues to prove that seedings don't matter in Class 5A. A week after upsetting top seed Hardee, the No. 8Dragons took down No. 4 seed Lakewood 34-23 in the region semifinals.Niko Duffey scored two first-half rushin...
Published: 11/17/18
Football playoffs: Bloomingdale 21, Palmetto 14

Football playoffs: Bloomingdale 21, Palmetto 14

VALRICO — In the offseason, Bloomingdale coach Max Warner told his players the goal was to play on Thanksgiving weekend.That left a lot of perplexed looks from the Bulls."They didn't know what that meant," Warner said.Bloomingdale had neve...
Published: 11/17/18
Football playoffs: Plant 39, Viera 18

Football playoffs: Plant 39, Viera 18

VIERA — Once again, the Plant Panthers proved they're the kind of team that can take a little momentum … and run you over with it.That was the case in Friday night's Class 7A, Region 2 semifinal as the Panthers rallied from an 18-10 halft...
Published: 11/17/18
Football playoffs: Seffner Christian 27, Carrollwood Day 16

Football playoffs: Seffner Christian 27, Carrollwood Day 16

DOVER – Isaiah Knowles connected with Christian Helms on a pair on 10-yard touchdown tosses as Seffner Christian defeated Carrollwood Day 27-16 on Friday, giving the Crusaders their first playoff win in school history. The win, a rematch o...
Published: 11/17/18