Thursday, September 20, 2018
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HomeTeam 15: Football predictions (w/ video)

Our staffersí predictions for our spotlight games of the week:

East Lake at Pinellas Park, 7:30

Rodney Page: Pinellas Park 17-16

Bob Putnam: Pinellas Park 28-20

RELATED: Itís a bird, itís a plane Ö itís a Pinellas Park passing game

Zephyrhills Christian at Calvary Christian, 7:30

Rodney Page: Calvary Christian 31-28

Bob Putnam: Zephyrhills Christian 24-20

Jefferson at Jesuit, 7:30

Rodney Page: Jefferson 21-14

Bob Putnam: Jesuit 14-13

RELATED: 50 years later, Jesuit players are champions again as school honors countyís first state title

Armwood at Chamberlain, 7:30

Rodney Page: Armwood 27-14

Bob Putnam: Armwood 20-18

Mitchell at Springstead, 7:30

Rodney Page: Mitchell 28-20

Bob Putnam: Mitchell 21-6

Sunlake at Land OíLakes, 7:30

Rodney Page: Sunlake 17-7

Bob Putnam: Sunlake 21-14

RELATED: Embrace the Butter (Bowl)? Youíd better believe it

Sickles at Wiregrass Ranch, 7:30

Rodney Page: Sickles 30-10

Bob Putnam: Wiregrass Ranch 23-21

Carrollwood Day vs. Seffner Christian, 7:30 (at Strawberry Crest)

Rodney Page: Carrollwood Day 36-32

Bob Putnam: Seffner Christian 30-28

Spoto at Robinson, 7:30

Rodney Page: Spoto 18-14

Bob Putnam: Robinson 27-20

Keswick Christian at Indian Rocks Christian, 7

Rodney Page: Keswick Christian 23-7

Bob Putnam: Keswick Christian 28-13

Osceola at Boca Ciega, 7:30

Rodney Page: Boca Ciega 27-0

Bob Putnam: Boca Ciega 35-6

Riverview at Palm Harbor U., 7:30

Rodney Page: Riverview 23-20

Bob Putnam: Palm Harbor U. 17-16

Hillsborough at Blake, 7:30

Rodney Page: Hillsborough 42-7

Bob Putnam: Hillsborough 35-13

Seminole at St. Petersburg, 7:30

Rodney Page: St. Petersburg 32-6

Bob Putnam: St. Petersburg 21-7

Gaither at Freedom, 7:30

Rodney Page: Gaither 28-6

Bob Putnam: Gaither 24-13

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Coach Earl Garcia high on quarterback IQ of Charlie Dean

Coach Earl Garcia high on quarterback IQ of Charlie Dean

TAMPA — Charlie Dean has settled in at Hillsborough High, a place he says feels like home, with a coach, Earl Garcia, he totally respects.In many ways it feels like a relief.That's because Hillsborough is Dean's third school in three years, the...
Published: 09/19/18
No load too much to bear for close-knit East Bay players

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GIBSONTON — The folks in East Bay's football program — from the coaches to the players to the faculty and the parents — are about as tight as a group can be.It's been that way for a long time, dating to the years under former head c...
Published: 09/19/18

Volleyball: PHU continues mastery of St. Petersburg with 3-0 win

ST. PETERSBURG — The much anticipated showdown between Class 8A, District 10 rivals Palm Harbor University and St. Petersburg ended up being a 25-21, 25-23, 25-20 sweep for the Hurricanes. It was the first loss of the season for the Green Devil...
Published: 09/18/18
HomeTeam 15: Volleyball power rankings, Week 5

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Published: 09/18/18
Marreese Speightsí nephew inherits his height, but puts it to use on the gridiron

Marreese Speightsí nephew inherits his height, but puts it to use on the gridiron

ST. PETERSBURG – Percy Speights is ready to battle. With knees slightly bent and elbows instinctively deployed, the 6-foot-4 sophomore stakes out his spot, pushing and pressing until his opponent is no longer a factor.It is hard labor for the d...
Published: 09/18/18
Road warriors truly define Palm Harbor University volleyball players

Road warriors truly define Palm Harbor University volleyball players

PALM HARBOR — The microphone was put away for the day, so Palm Harbor University volleyball coach Dexter Rogers had to shout. Luckily, the intimate crowd at Carwise Middle School was easily within earshot.It was senior night, and the Hurricanes...
Published: 09/18/18
HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Rent Montie and Camryn Vogler

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Rent Montie and Camryn Vogler

Our players of the week for the period spanning Sept. 8-14.Rent Montie, ClearwaterMontie is a football junkie. The Clearwater quarterback even has a whiteboard in his room that he uses to diagram plays in his spare time."I eat, sleep and breathe foot...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18

High school scoreboard for Monday, September 17

Mondayís scoreboardBoys swimmingShorecrest 139, St. Petersburg Cath. 29Clearwater Central Cath. 103, Shorecrest 79Clearwater Central Cath. 122, St. Petersburg Cath. 28Lakewood 110, Boca Ciega 64Largo 115, Dunedin 56Girls swimmingShorecrest 137, St. P...
Published: 09/17/18
HomeTeam 15: Football power rankings, Week 5

HomeTeam 15: Football power rankings, Week 5

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Published: 09/17/18
Sunday Morning Quarterback: Itís like Butter

Sunday Morning Quarterback: Itís like Butter

Some of the highlights from Week 4:Team of the WeekPinellas Park: The Patriots were not tested in their first three games. They outscored opponents 150-0 and all three games were essentially over by halftime. None of that mattered Friday night. Pinel...
Published: 09/16/18