Rabid shoppers will converge on area malls today for the latest high-tech gizmos and gadgets — all at slashed prices, of course. But on high school football fields around Tampa Bay and beyond, players won't be entertaining dreams of steals and stocking stuffers. Instead, they're focused on attaining a little …
7A: Fort Myers (12-0) at East Lake (12-0)
TAMPA — Every single Armwood High School starting quarterback since 1995 has gone on to play Division I-A or I-AA football, a streak that is even more impressive when the Hawks' defensive tradition is taken into consideration.
ST. PETERSBURG — Barring something unforeseen, Lakewood High School's Ryan Davis should be Pinellas County's all-time leading passer by the end of Friday night's Class 5A region final at Live Oak Suwannee. He needs only 68 yards to break former East Lake standout Pete DiNovo's record of 6,733 career passing yards. …
Sophomore will start under center for CCC
A longer season means more time to grow, and in some cases, more time to rest before the postseason. High school wrestling teams will look to take advantage of some major changes made by the Florida High School Athletic Association this year. The state tournament will move from its longtime home at the Lakeland Center …
TAMPA — Deon Cain is going to get the ball.
TAMPA — Last week Amanda Melosky missed a Wiregrass Ranch basketball practice because she had a soccer game for her Greater Tampa Bay Football Club team. Wiregrass Ranch protocol meant she had to miss the first half of the Bulls' game against Academy of the Holy Names on Tuesday night.
ST. PETERSBURG — Jesuit was well aware of what happened last season when it let Shorecrest rally for a one-point win.
Indian Rocks Christian quarterback Garrett Ross-Johnson does not have overwhelming statistics. He is not the fleetest of foot. He does not have a cannon for an arm or the size to run over defenders.
EAST LAKE — He does not prowl the sidelines frenetically. He does not scold his players with salty language. He does not get easily agitated.
CLEARWATER — Juwan Durham scored 25 and sophomore guard Amari Goulbourne continued to impress, adding 16 points Monday in Tampa Prep's 71-49 victory at Calvary Christian.
Four of Tampa Bay's seven remaining playoff football teams will hit the road Friday night. Lakewood and Indian Rocks Christian have the farthest to travel by far, and the competition is stout in every matchup.
Team of the week
Indian Rocks Christian. The Golden Eagles have the type of statistics befitting a team ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A. Their 48-12 win over Naples First Baptist marked the 10th win this season by 35 points or more. The offensive balance was on display with Theo …
Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 21. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up on all of …
ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood prepared all week to stop River Ridge running back Chris Schwarz, and for good reason. Schwarz has gained 2,536 yards this season and is the main reason the Knights advanced to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs.
GAINESVILLE — Sunlake spent most of its Friday night in comeback mode, not a good place to be against a team that hasn't lost a home playoff game in 37 years. Despite Sunlake having a chance to force overtime late, Gainesville held on for a 27-19 victory.
BRADENTON — For the past three weeks, East Lake was accustomed to getting big plays from its special teams and having receiver George Campbell streak down the field on long receptions.
TAMPA — Here it comes little brother …catch it.
ORLANDO — After a lopsided first half of football that the perennial state title contenders weren't quite used to playing, Plant came out revitalized in the second half of Friday's Class 8A region semifinal against Dr. Phillips. Its defense forced back-to-back three-and-outs, and the offense kept up by scoring 10 …