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Quarterbacks Sydney Stout, left, of Robinson and Devyn Silvestri of Newsome led their respective teams to state titles last weekend.
The Knights are state championship regulars, with the Wolves breaking through for their first title this year.
The Cougars ensure there will be no rallies for Wharton this time, while the Mustangs click in all phases of the game.
The Gators find their footing in regionals, while the sixth-ranked Wolves are tested right out of the gate.
The Knights seek their sixth state championship with their sixth different quarterback, a record-breaking passer. The Wolves have a prolific QB of their own.

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  1. Quarterbacks Sydney Stout, left, of Robinson and Devyn Silvestri of Newsome led their respective teams to state titles last weekend.
  2. Earlier today• Florida State Seminoles
    Dillan Gibbons (seen here blocking Demarcus Christmas) has played against Florida State before. He'll be playing for them soon after committing to the Seminoles on Monday night.
  3. The first round of baseball regionals wrapped up Friday night around the state.
  4. Newsome freshman Karley Shelton, seen here earlier this year, continued to have strong season at the plate Thursday in the Class 7A region quarterfinals.
  5. Robinson quarterback Sydney Stout set a single-season touchdown passing record this year with 102, for an average of more than five a game. Stout has a chance to increase that total on Friday, when the Knights play in a Class A semifinal.
  6. From left, Cambridge Christian juniors Caroline Lehman and Mary Ellen Eudaly and seventh-grader Elli Black are three of the fastest young runners in the country. All three expect to shine brightly this weekend at the Class A state meet.
  7. Robinson sophomore receiver Katejion Robinson, holding football, celebrates wtih teammates and senior quarterback Sydney Stout, right, moments after Robinson hauled in a 22-yard touchdown pass during a 34-0 victory over Lecanto in a Class A region final.
  8. Newsome quarterback Devyn Silvestri throws four touchdowns, runs for two extra points and intercepts two passes in a 27-0 victory over Alonso on Wednesday in a Class 2A region semifinal.
  9. Jesuit senior Cole Russo has helped lead the Tigers to a 22-2 record and a top-five national ranking this season.
  10. Newsome shortstop Karly Shelton takes another mighty swing during her awesome freshman season, in which she has hit 11 home runs and hit for a .550 average.
  11. Former St. Petersburg High standout Serrel Smith Jr. began his career at Maryland before transferring after his sophomore year to East Tennessee State. He indicated Friday he's transferring to USF.
  12. Elyse Meerdink, in the girls 10-11 age group, poses with her trophy during the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club.
  13. Times file photo of the transgender pride flag.
  14. Wiregrass Ranch quarterback Rocco Becht has thrown for more than 3,500 yards over the last two seasons.
  15. Newsome sophomore Emma Edwards, right, is all smiles after scoring a run during a 9-3 victory over previously unbeaten Sickles on Thursday night.
  16. Sickles junior pitcher Robyn Herron is 11-0 with a 0.29 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 71.2 innings this season.
  17. Berkeley Prep junior Anthony Castillo, right, welcomes home freshman Julius Pfau after Pfau scores the third run in a 3-1 victory over arch-rival Calvary Christian on Friday night.
  18. Lance McCullers Jr. and the Houston Astros finalized an $85 million, five-year contract covering 2022-26 on Friday.
  19. Jesuit senior Dominic Castellano allowed one run and one hit in four innings during a 10-2 victory over Durant in the Saladino Tournament final Wednesday night.
  20. Jesuit senior Tyler Corish, third from left wearing blue batting helmet, jumps for joy with teammates moments after Corish smacked the game-winning RBI single to beat Wharton 6-5 in a Saladino Tournament semifinal.
  21. Shaquill Griffin had a career-best three picks last season and made the Pro Bowl as an alternate in 2019.
  22. Strawberry Crest senior Colby Fanning, who has a no worries reaction after rapping a stand-up double, had a great game overall game Monday night in a 4-0 victory over Plant City in second-round Saladino Tournament action. Fanning finished 2-for-4 at the plate and earned the complete-game victory on the mound, allowing only one hit and striking out six.
  23. Jeanette Jennings, mother of transgender teen advocate Jazz Jennings, speaks at a press conference in the Florida Capitol on Monday, February 3, 2020, against a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to provide minors with hormone therapy or to perform sex reassignment surgery.
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