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Published Aug. 28, 2005

Home teams have won only 13 of 30 games this season.

Penn State coach Joe Paterno says a team will lose with three turnovers. This year, Hillsborough teams with three or more turnovers in a game are 4-12.

All county teams scoring first won Friday.

Every county team ahead at the half won.

In the first two weeks, two-point conversions have been effective only 20 percent of the time. However. Jefferson made four consecutive two-point conversions against Brandon then, after its fifth touchdown, kicked an extra point. With seconds remaining and trailing 49-48, the Dragons went for two and failed, losing by by one.

County kickers were successful on 47 of 50 (94 percent) conversion kicks.

Newsome's Will Pullie scored three touchdowns for the second straight week.

After three weeks, county teams with more penalties have won 60 percent. Last season that figure was 67 percent.

This season teams have had few sustained drives for scores. Big plays have won games. There have been 18 touchdowns of more than 50 yards. Winning teams have had 16 of them.

Robinson defeated Jesuit last season to end the Tigers' 14-game winning streak over the Knights. Jesuit, however, ended Robinson's winning streak over the Tigers at one when Jesuit defeated Robinson 13-7.

Nine of 11 returns for touchdowns this year have been scored by the winning team.

Opponents recovered 29 of 43 fumbles (67 percent) last week.

Mr. Efficiency: Durant's Chip Bowden threw four passes, completed three, two for scores in his team's win over Bloomingdale. His completions averaged 38 yards.

In two games, state champion Armwood is averaging 53 points, up two a game from last year.

Cambridge, the county's only 3-0 team, rallied from an 15-point fourth quarter deficit to win in overtime, 35-34, on Korey Simms' extra point kick.

Armwood and Gaither committed no turnovers for the second straight week.

_ Compiled by Times staff writer

Scott Purks and Jim Reese.