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  1. Football: Plant 48, Wharton 17

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    TAMPA — Coming off a dramatic win over Armwood last week, Plant got a wakeup call early when Wharton running back Shannon King broke numerous tackles for a 55-yard touchdown on the opening drive of a Class 7A, District 8 game. After a fumble helped the Wildcats make it 10-0, quarterback Dane Frantzen rushed for …

  2. Football: Pinellas Park 35, Countryside 0

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    COUNTRYSIDE — Kenny Crawford didn't want a repeat, and neither did his players.

  3. Football: Wiregrass Ranch 43, Freedom 7

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    WESLEY CHAPEL — Daquion "Da Da" McGee rushed for two touchdowns and Wiregrass Ranch ran all over Freedom in a 43-7 romp of the Patriots on homecoming Friday night.

  4. Football: Sunlake 31, Springstead 10

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    LAND O'LAKES — A month ago, Sunlake did not look like a playoff contender. The Seahawks lost — badly — to Zephyrhills.

    Sunlake High School Quarterback Justin Hall (18) fights off Spingstead High School linebacker Adrian Cabrera (28) at Sunlake High School in Land O Lakes, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.
  5. Football: Jefferson 43, Spoto 12

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    TAMPA — Jefferson's high-octane offense was on display on homecoming night as the Dragons cruised by Spoto 43-12 in a Class 5A, District 10 contest on Friday. Jefferson (2-2, 1-1) led from start to finish as the Spartans (1-5, 0-1) had no answers for senior quarterback Cade Weldon. The Miami commit finished …

  6. Football: Palm Harbor University 38, Alonso 6

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    TAMPA — Senior quarterback Cameron Mouton accounted for four touchdowns and more than 200 yards as Palm Harbor University (2-2, 2-1) rolled to a 38-6 victory Friday night against Alonso (0-5, 0-3) in a Class 8A, District 6 game. It was an emotional week for Alonso, which held a moment of silence before the kickoff …

  7. Football: Zephyrhills 39, Hudson 33

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    HUDSON — Zephyrhills outlasted host Hudson in a Friday night thriller, clinching the pivotal Class 5A, District 8 matchup with a late scoring drive for a 39-33 win.

  8. Football: Tampa Catholic 25, Berkeley Prep 10

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    TAMPA — A ripped jersey midway through the first quarter forced Tampa Catholic senior Devan Barrett to don a new number. From there the Auburn commit commenced to treating the Berkeley Prep defense like his starting jersey, shredding the Buccaneers for 334 total yards and three touchdowns, as Tampa Catholic got an …

  9. Football: Armwood 40, Blake 0

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    TAMPA — In a rain-soaked game, the Hawks (4-1, 2-0) were able to shake off a slow start — they were held scoreless for the first quarter — to claw their way to a 40-0 Class 6A, District 7 win over Blake (3-2, 0-2). With the score still within reach at 20-0 at the half, Blake gave up three second-half …

  10. Football: Boca Ciega 26, Largo 6

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    LARGO — On the game's opening drive, Boca Ciega (2-2, 1-1) lost 8 yards and when the Pirates attempted to punt the ball away, a high snap prohibited their punter kicking the ball away, and Largo (2-3, 1-1) took over at the Pirates' 30-yard line. Largo running back Jaquan Hiers ran in a 20-yard score, and with a …

  11. Football: Nature Coast 31, Lake Wales 0

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    BROOKSVILLE — It wasn't the crisp and clean offensive performance that Nature Coast is used to putting up, but thanks to a dominant defensive effort, the Sharks won handily at home on Friday night, putting away Lake Wales early.

  12. Football: Clearwater 21, Northeast 9

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Clearwater played without top running back Adarius Lemons, committed 19 penalties for 130 yards, fumbled four times (losing two) and gave up a safety against Northeast on Friday night.

    And the Tornadoes still won.

    Vikings TE Anderson Williams (15) makes a catch and steps into the end-zone for the first score during the Clearwater at Northeast High School football game on Friday, 9/30/16.
  13. Football: Mitchell 31, Pasco 7

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    TRINITY — It was quite like his last performance against Pasco but it will serve Mitchell just fine. Mychael "Catfish" Hamilton ran for 200 yards and four touchdowns, and the Mustangs forced four turnovers to keep Pasco winless. Mitchell (3-1, 1-1 Class 6A, District 6) put up a defensive shutout, the only score …

  14. Football: Hillsborough 38, Chamberlain 0

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    TAMPA — Hillsborough recorded its second shutout victory over a Class 6A, District 7 opponent in the span of three weeks. Homecoming night was one to remember for the Terriers (5-0, 2-0), who used a three-back rotation and a ferocious defense to take down visiting Chamberlain (0-4, 0-2) 38-0.

  15. Football: Brandon 35, King 0

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    BRANDON — Brandon coach Dean Eychner may have said he does not have a "fancy group," but the Eagles' focus on power-formation football, along with constant defensive stops, was enough to shut out King (0-6, 0-2) and remain undefeated so far in Class 6A, District 7 competition.

  16. Football: Lennard 23, Strawberry Crest 0

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    DOVER — Lennard's defense forced five turnovers and safety as the Longhorns (2-3, 1-1) pitched a shutout and picked up a 23-0 victory over Strawberry Crest (0-6, 0-3) in a Class 7A, District 9 contest.

  17. Football: St. Petersburg 42, Seminole 0

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    ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg (4-1, 1-1) scored on two special teams plays in the first quarter and rolled to a 42-0 win against Seminole (1-4, 0-2) in a Class 7A, District 10 game Friday. Donnie Crum scored on a 75-yard kickoff return and Jalynn Williams added a 67-yard punt return to give the Green Devils a …

  18. Football: Dixie Hollins 34, Osceola 7

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Dixie Hollins (1-3, 1-1) celebrated Homecoming with its first win of the year — and a big Class 6A, District 9 win — beating Osceola 34-7. Osceola (0-4, 0-2) outgained Dixie Hollins in first-half yardage 125-114, but a pair of long back-to-back drives didn't yield any points after they …

  19. Football: Newsome 49, Riverview 21

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    LITHIA — The Newsome Wolves (4-2, 3-0) hosted the Riverview Sharks (2-3, 0-2) in a Class 8A, District 6 matchup for their homecoming game. Early on, it looked like it would be an offensive shootout, with Newsome up 21-14 early in the second quarter, but then the Wolves defense stepped up and the offense kept its …

  20. Football: Cardinal Mooney 42, Calvary Christian 35

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    CLEARWATER — Cardinal Mooney running back Bryce Williams and quarterback Tristan Hillerich combined for 314 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the second half to power the Cougars past a pesky Calvary Christian team 42-35 in both teams' Class 3A, District 5 opener. Calvary Christian's Richie Mize Jr. kept the …