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  1. Football: Mitchell 45, Clearwater 28

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    CLEARWATER — Pressure was both a hindrance and a powerful weapon for Mitchell.

  2. Football: Tampa Bay Tech 26, Hillsborough 14

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    TAMPA — After a season-opening loss to Armwood, Tampa Bay Tech had a bye week. Then Hurricane Irma rolled through, keeping Hillsborough County teams off the football field for consecutive weeks. By the time the Titans took the field Friday for a matchup against Hillsborough, it had been nearly a month since they'd …

  3. Football: Cambridge Christian 21, Admiral Farragut 18

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Cambridge Christian (3-1) pulled out a tight 21-18, Class 2A win at Admiral Farragut (1-3) on Friday.

  4. Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 57, Northeast 30

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    CLEARWATER — Trailing by two at halftime to Northeast, the message in the Clearwater Central Catholic locker room was simple: Don't worry, be happy.

  5. Football: St. Petersburg Catholic 26, Shorecrest Prep 7

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    ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg Catholic's ground game of Keyon Hayes and Carlos Jefferson took over in the second half of the Barons' 26-7 victory over Shorecrest Prep on Friday night in a game delayed for nearly an hour by lightning. Defense was the story early, with both teams coming out flat on offense. The …

  6. Football: Boca Ciega 48, Seminole 0

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    GULFPORT — Boca Ciega (2-1, 1-0) toppled Seminole (0-3, 0-0) on Friday, defeating the Warhawks 48-0.

  7. Football: Armwood 42, Jefferson 3

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    TAMPA — It had been 23 days since Armwood played a regular-season game. The lengthy layoff could have been a concern, especially with the Hawks facing Jefferson and its high-powered offense.

     Jefferson High School running back Niko Duffey is tackled  by Armwood free safety and cornerback Jhonny Quest during the first half of the Armwood at Jefferson football game in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, September 22, 2017.
  8. Football: Weeki Wachee 34, Central 33

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    WEEKI WACHEE — Weeki Wachee never stopped fighting, overcoming a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit en route to a thrilling victory over Class 5A, District 7 rival Central in the sixth edition of the "Battle of Hexam" at the Hornet's Nest Friday night. The Hornets survived four turnovers and cashed in on Central …

  9. Football: Plant 28, Gaither 0

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    TAMPA — The game started as a defensive struggle for Plant and Gaither as both teams stayed scoreless until the third quarter to subdue a normally lively crowd at Dads' Stadium. Overcoming a missed field goal and three turnovers, the Plant offense came alive in the second half to score four touchdowns and the host …

  10. Football: Nature Coast 19, Crystal River 7

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    BROOKSVILLE — Whether it was the layoff caused by Hurricane Irma that affected Nature Coast or another reason, the Sharks were not their crisp selves Friday night against Crystal River, putting in jeopardy their regular-season winning streak before extending it to 24 games.

  11. Football: Anclote 35, Hudson 7

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    HUDSON— Anclote and Hudson both played their second games in five nights Friday in their respective second Class 5A, District 8 matchups of the season. The Sharks rode quarterback Tim Dallaire, who threw for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 35-7 drubbing of the Cobras at Cobra Stadium.

  12. Football: Sunlake 37, Land O' Lakes 20

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    LAND O' LAKES — Down 14-3 midway through the third quarter, Sunlake not only faced seeing its long winning streak against its rival end but was staring an 0-4 start straight in the face. That's when the Seahawks finally received something they hadn't had all night: good field position. Sunlake scored four …

  13. Football: Zephyrhills 70, Fivay 0

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    ZEPHYRHILLS — The Bulldogs opened with a 45-yard touchdown run on the game's first play from scrimmage, and never let up until the final scoreboard read: Zephyrhills 70, Fivay 0.

  14. Football: Wiregrass Ranch 20, Wharton 0

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    WESLEY CHAPEL — It was an emotional week for coach Mark Kantor and his Wiregrass Ranch team. Kantor's mother, Rose, passed away, but instead of taking time off, Kantor used football to help him cope with all the emotions that were swirling.

    Wiregrass Ranch Bulls wide receiver Jordan Miner (1) runs the ball for a large gain against the Wharton Wildcats defense at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel on Friday, September 22, 2017.
  15. Football: St. Petersburg 38, Gibbs 6

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    ST. PETERSBURG — A competitive game at halftime turned into a rout as St. Petersburg turned two turnovers into 15 points and its defense kept Gibbs from scoring in the second half. The last of those turnovers was an interception by Robert Dudley, who stepped in front of the intended receiver near the line of …

  16. Football: Bloomingdale 45, Lennard 17

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    VALRICO — Corey Thornton scored two first-half touchdowns to lead Bloomingdale over Lennard in the Bulls' homecoming game Friday night.

  17. Football: Blake 24, Robinson 21

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    TAMPA — What looked to be a pretty decisive win for Blake turned into a nail-biter against Robinson when the Knights scored a pair of touchdowns in the last 3:07 of the game to cut the deficit to 24-21. But a missed field goal by Robinson's Will Roseman after the Knights recovered back-to-back onside kicks sealed …

  18. Football: Largo 13, Countryside 10

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    CLEARWATER — In a true display of gritty defense by both teams, Largo pulled it out with a 13-10 victory over host Countryside. Isaiah Bellamy's 60-yard fumble recovery touchdown with just over eight minutes left in the game held up as the winning score.

  19. Football: Jesuit 28, Ridge Community 14

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    TAMPA — Jesuit's special teams scored two touchdowns in the first half and junior Larry Hodges added two second-half touchdowns to pace the host Tigers to a 28-14 win over Ridge Community 14. Ridge Community was unable to overcome a tough first half with minus 20 yards on offense.

  20. Football: Bradenton Manatee 42, Steinbrenner 7

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    LUTZ — Host Steinbrenner dropped its second straight game, falling to 1-2 after Friday's 42-7 loss to Bradenton Manatee.