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The Florida High School Athletic Association suspended East Lake's Kyle Dovel and Rocco Roefaro for two games for their involvement in last week's skirmish against St. Petersburg.

Dovel, a wide receiver/defensive back, and Roefaro, a running back/linebacker, were ejected in the third quarter. Both missed Friday night's game against Largo and will be out for next week's game against Tarpon Springs.

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Bogie's Dempsey whittles list

Latavia Dempsey, one of the most recruited girls basketball players in the state, whittled to five the list of colleges she is considering: Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Long Island, Marshall and Rhode Island.

Dempsey, a senior, was a first-team selection on the Times' all-county and all-Suncoast lists after averaging 16.7 points and leading Boca Ciega to the Class 5A state final four for the second straight season.

She is visiting Florida International this weekend and will schedule visits to the other schools in the next few weeks.

Dempsey's teammate, Tamara Taylor, also is getting interest from several schools, including Furman, Jacksonville, Louisville and South Florida.

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East Lake alum stands out

Devin Murray, an East Lake graduate, was named the University Athletic Association's defensive player of the week after helping Carnegie Mellon beat Ohio Wesleyan 19-7 last Saturday.

Murray, an outside linebacker, preserved the victory by returning a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown with 50 seconds remaining.

He also had 11 tackles (six solo) and a forced fumble.

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Check it out

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, an award-winning show that appears on HBO, will have a special report on the deadly consequences of high school football concussions on its Tuesday telecast.

If you play football or have a child playing, this might be worth checking out.

To find out more about the show and its scheduled airings, go online to

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