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  1. Durant's Cameron Myers now one of the state's elite RBs


    There will come a day when Cameron Myers is stopped, when opposing defenders gang up to prevent him from breaking off big gains.

    Durant senior Cameron Myers recently set a career high in rushing yards — tallying a whopping 393 last week vs. Plant City.
  2. Football picks, Week 9


    All games at 7:30 unless noted

    Central at Hernando, 7

    Page: Hernando 36-7

    Putnam: Hernando 42-17

    IMG White at Berkeley Prep, …

    Plant players warm up before the start of the game between Plant High School Panthers and the Armwood High School Hawks in Suffer, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
  3. RB Jeromy Reid adds some gas to Gaither's offense


    TAMPA — He's about as quiet as anyone could be, and he doesn't look like anything formidable at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds.

    Gaither junior running back Jeromy Reid has 91 carries for 863 yards through seven games this season. Reid is a big reason the Cowboys are 5-2 and on track to reach the playoffs.
  4. Big arm of QB Tim Dallaire gives Anclote a fighting chance


    HOLIDAY — With three games left in the season, Tim Dallaire has already secured his place as Anclote High's all-time leader in passing yards. And that's cool with him … except for one part.

    Dallaire hopes the new FHSAA points system will allow Anclote High to secure a berth in the playoffs this year.
  5. High school scoreboard for Oct. 17


    Tuesday's scoreboard


    6A Region 9 Semifinal: Robinson d. Jefferson 25-10, 25-3, 25-10

  6. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings for Tampa Bay


    1. Armwood (7-0)

    Up next: vs. Brandon

    Armwood quarterback Devin Black (7) shakes hands with Plant defensive back Keon King (26) after the game between Plant High School Panthers and the Armwood High School Hawks in Suffer, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The Hawks beat the Panthers 27-7.
  7. Wins record in reach for Phil Hayford after nearly four decades of coaching


    ST. PETERSBURG — Phil Hayford always wanted to be a football coach.

    Keswick Christian football coach Phil Hayford in the huddle during practice at the school in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2017. Hayford is one win shy of tying the Pinellas County record for overall wins. Hayford, 70, has an overall record of 194-143, which includes 33 years at Shorecrest and two at Keswick.
  8. High school scoreboard for Oct. 16


    Monday's scoreboard


    St. Petersburg Cath. d. Cambridge Chr. 25-16, 26-24, 20-25, 27-25

  9. Armwood pulls away to defeat Plant 27-7, remain undefeated


    SEFFNER — First-year Armwood coach Evan Davis pulled out all the stops to get his team psyched for Monday's annual grudge match against Plant.

    Armwood defensive end Malcolm Lamar (97) gets fired up before the start of the game between Plant High School Panthers and the Armwood High School Hawks in Suffer, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
  10. HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Chloe Grimme and Joshua McQueen

    Swimming Preps

    HomeTeam Hot Shots

    Chloe Grimme, Sunlake

    Two weeks ago, Grimme's coaches told her she could swim the 50-yard freestyle in 23 seconds. Grimme was skeptical, not of the suggested time but of the timing.

    Sunlake swimmer Chloe Grimme
  11. Sunday Morning QB, Week 8


    Clearwater Central Catholic High School varsity football coach Chris Harvey watches his players during a team football practice on Tuesday (9/5/17) at Clearwater Central Catholic in Clearwater.
  12. East Lake alum Daniel LaCamera cool under pressure for Aggies


    GAINESVILLE — Daniel LaCamera had been looking forward to playing Florida since the game was first put on the schedule. On Saturday night, the Tarpon Springs native made the game even more memorable when he kicked his first game-winning field goal from 32 yards out to give the Aggies a 19-17 lead with under a …

    Texas A&M Aggies place kicker Daniel LaCamera (36) kicks a field goal in the fourth quarter of the Florida Gators game against Texas A&M, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, in Gainesville, Fla. The Florida Gators lost to the Texas A&M Aggies 17 to 16.
  13. Ugly is in the eye of the beholder (or recruit)


    GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Jim McElwain didn't need to see his team's swamp green alternate uniforms in action Saturday night to know that they served their purpose.

    Florida Gators running back Malik Davis (20) warms up before the Florida Gators game against Texas A&M, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, in Gainesville, Fla.
  14. Football: Zephyrhills 38, River Ridge 35


    ZEPHYRHILLS — The two best athletes on the two best teams in Class 5A, District 8 put on a show Friday night. Zephyrhills quarterback Charles Harrison III threw four touchdowns and scored the winner on a 23-yard fourth-quarter run to help the Bulldogs beat River Ridge 38-35.

    Zephyrhills High School running back Jaquan Sheppard celebrates a long run during the second half of the River Ridge at Zephyrhills football game on Friday, October 13, 2017, in Zephyrhills, Fla. Zephyrhills beat River Ridge 38-35.
  15. Football: Durant 55, Plant City 41


    PLANT CITY — Somewhere around the three minute mark Friday night, the Plant City scoreboard froze. Apparently it was just tired of trying to keep up.

  16. Football: Hernando 49, Weeki Wachee 7


    WEEKI WACHEE — Hernando played fast on both sides of the ball to remain undefeated and continue its playoff push.

  17. Football: Anclote 34, Ridgewood 6


    HOLIDAY— Coming off a tough 43-28 loss to Class 5A, District 8 rival Zephyrhills, Anclote went into homecoming night Friday hoping to bounce back in a big way. The Sharks were able to, but not before Ridgewood gave them everything they could handle in the first half. Leading 7-6 at intermission, Anclote went on a …

  18. Football: Lakewood 14, Gibbs 6


    ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood's Troy'von Johnson sparked a second-half comeback, leading the Spartans (5-1, 2-0) to a 14-6 win at Gibbs (1-5, 0-2).

  19. Football: Hillsborough 28, Chamberlain 14


    TAMPA — The frustration for Chamberlain began seconds after Hillsborough lofted the opening kickoff about 20 feet high and 20 yards long Friday night.

    TAMPA - Hillsborough back Dontae Hopkins (left) looks to block for teammate Tyrese Spain, who  breaks free for a 30-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage Friday night against Chamberlain. At the half, the teams were tied 7-7. Taken 10-13-17 by Scott Purks
  20. Football: Springstead 14, Land O'Lakes 7


    SPRING HILL — Coming off a tough loss at Mitchell last week, Springstead needed to recover in a crucial Class 6A, District 6 contest with Land O'Lakes.

    The Eagles responded.