Clearwater Central Catholic linebacker Tyrique Harris signals that Carrollwood Day is stopped short of the goal line on a two-point conversion try in the final seconds Friday. CCC escapes with the victory, 28-27.
Carrollwood Day pulls within one point, but instead of playing for the tie opts for a two-point conversion try.
Here’s how action went down with Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando teams this week.
Two seasons after the program had only 13 players and no junior varsity, the Spongers (3-1) now field 50 and draw thousands.
The Tornadoes’ fourth-quarter rally falls just short as the Packers hold on to win.


  1. Clearwater Central Catholic linebacker Tyrique Harris signals that Carrollwood Day is stopped short of the goal line on a two-point conversion try in the final seconds Friday. CCC escapes with the victory, 28-27.
  2. Clearwater Central Catholic senior Ryan Gross exuberantly leads the Marauders onto the field Friday night against Carrollwood Day.
  3. Tarpon Springs head football coach Jeremy Frioud gives his 6-year-old son Bjorn a hug on Tuesday during practice, a place Bjorn and his brother, 8-year-old Bas, join their dad every day.
  4. Largo senior quarterback Jeremy Thomas completes one of his three touchdown passes to Malachi Peterson during a 27-26 victory over Clearwater Friday night. Thomas finished with 10 completions for 203 yards and the three TDs.
  5. Junior receiver Collin Cervoni hauls in his second long touchdown catch of the game, much to the delight of teammates, during Largo's 27-26 victory over Clearwater on Friday night.
  6. Plant City senior Zykee Joyce gets hugs from his teammates after breaking free on a 17-yard touchdown reception during Thursday night's 17-14 victory over Durant.
  7. Plant City senior Zykee Joyce breaks free for a 17-yard touchdown reception, the final score in a 17-14 victory over Durant Thursday night.
  8. Carrollwood Day School senior Anthony Carrie was a consistent bright light for the Patriots Friday night, with 19 carries for 192 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-34 victory over Calvary Christian.
  9. Senior Bredell Richardson scores on a 36-yard reception during Carrollwood Day School's 56-34 victory over Calvary Christian on Friday. Richardson later added a 60-yard touchdown catch.
  10. P.R.O. Youth Foundation players talk during a game.
  11. Florida State running back Lawrance Toafili (9) gains yardage as he gets past LSU defensive tackle Jordan Jefferson (99) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  12. Mitchell sophomore running back Corey Simms was a workhorse Friday night in a 24-16 victory over East Lake. He rushed 23 times for 143 yards and a touchdown.
  13. Mitchell junior Michael Houllis celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the Mustangs' 24-16 victory over East Lake Friday night.
  14. Washington's Alex Johnson (19) watches as fellow quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) prepares to throw during a practice earlier this month in Seattle.
  15. Clearwater Central Catholic runs on to the field before Friday's season-opening game at Berkeley Prep.
  16. Clearwater Central Catholic quarterback Jershaun Newton looks for an open receiver before taking off for one of many long runs during a season-opening win Friday night at Berkeley Prep.
  17. Armwood High football players take a water break during Thursday's practice on campus in Seffner.
  18. The Land O' Lakes High football team will play its regular-season opener Friday at River Ridge following a brief suspension of the program.
  19. For now, all football practices and games at Land O'Lakes High have been canceled while the Pasco County school district looks into a recent locker-room altercation.
  20. The regular season for high school and JV football teams in Florida kicks off this week. Land O' Lakes will not be taking the field.
  21. Hillsborough's Earl Garcia (left), entering his 50th season as a high school football coach at age 71, has two assistants older than him: 80-year-old Steve Longfellow (center) and 76-year-old Vernon Henderson (right).
  22. Hillsborough's Earl Garcia, the bay area's winningest prep football coach, is embarking on his 50th coaching season (including his years as an assistant).
  23. Florida's amended name, image and likeness (NIL) law allows more involvement from schools. But is it still competitive nationally?
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