Monday, October 15, 2018

Hometeam

Football: Gaither 28, Sickles 2

TAMPA — Gaither gave coach Kirk Karsen not one, but two much needed elements Friday night in its key Class 7A, District 8 game at Sickles.A complete game … and a win.The Cowboys (5-3, 3-2) ruined Sickles’ senior night with a 28-2 victory. It was Gai...
Published: 10/12/18

Football: Gibbs 26, Lakewood 17

ST. PETERSBURG — On Sept. 28, following an emotional victory against Tarpon Springs, Gibbs senior quarterback Deonnte Brooks made a bold prediction."I like us to beat Lakewood," he said.On Friday, Brooks backed up those words, throwing for three touc...
Published: 10/12/18

Football: Springstead 23, Land O’Lakes 10

LAND O’LAKES — In a key district game between Springstead and Land O’Lakes on Friday night, the Eagles spoiled senior night for 25 Gators with a 23-10 victory in which they dominated both sides of the ball.Springstead had several players who played k...
Published: 10/12/18

Football: Wiregrass Ranch 37, Freedom 7

WESLEY CHAPEL — Wiregrass Ranch is learning that it’s going to take a collective effort on both sides of the football to continue to get victories.Friday’s Class 7A, District 8 victory against Freedom was one of those games. While the 37-7 final may ...
Published: 10/12/18

Football: Hernando 46, Weeki Wachee 0

BROOKSVILLE — Coming into Friday night, Hernando defensive coordinator Jon Malandrucco has a simple game plan. Force Weeki Wachee out of it comfort zone, which is the passing game. The Leopard defense more than delivered, holding the Hornets’ air att...
Published: 10/12/18

Football: Jesuit 52, Robinson 15

TAMPA — Jesuit coach Matt Thompson sought to refine his passing game entering a showdown at Robinson, but in the end, it was the rushing attack that shined.The Tigers used five rushing touchdowns and added two scores on a kick and interception return...
Published: 10/12/18

Football: Zephyrhills 21, River Ridge 19

NEW PORT RICHEY — In what was being billed as the proverbial Class 5A, District 8 championship game, Zephyrhills put its stamp on potentially making it back-to-back district crowns.The defending 5A-8 champions received a 163-yard, two-touchdown perfo...
Published: 10/12/18

Football: Chamberlain 19, Hillsborough 13 (OT)

TAMPA — Penalties usually lose games. But one actually ended up winning a game for Chamberlain on Friday night. With 5:57 left in their Class 6A, District 7 game against Hillsborough, the Terriers scored to tie.Zach Long drilled the extra point, but ...
Published: 10/12/18
Suspended Lakewood player transfers to non-FHSAA member school

Suspended Lakewood player transfers to non-FHSAA member school

Two weeks ago, Cortez McKenzie was among five Lakewood football players who received a six-week suspension from the Florida High School Athletic Association for their involvement in a post-game fight with Lehigh.McKenzie's playing status changed this...
Published: 10/12/18
Tarpon Springs’ George Kotis figures out long-distance coaching while wife undergoes cancer treatment

Tarpon Springs’ George Kotis figures out long-distance coaching while wife undergoes cancer treatment

For nearly a month, Tarpon Springs football coach George Kotis has not been patrolling the sidelines.He has been in Boca Raton with wife Artemis, who is battling Stage IV ovarian cancer. They are there so Artemis can have chemotherapy treatments with...
Published: 10/12/18