Monday, November 20, 2017

Prep Sports Report

Round 2 playoff capsules

Round 2 playoff capsules

Region semifinalsAll games at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $8.Class 7ANo. 3 Plant (10-1) at No. 2 Viera (9-1)Outlook: Viera turned out to be one of the Panthers' easier games on the road to the Class 7A state final last season. Don't expect that th...
Published: 11/16/17
Playoff stakes even greater for these home-grown coaches

Playoff stakes even greater for these home-grown coaches

Armwood High's Evan Davis knows the pressure that comes with directing a program that annually competes for state titles. But the first-year head coach also remembers when championships were not a foregone conclusion.Davis was a quarterback for the H...
Published: 11/14/17
Five football rematches in Round 2 of the playoffs

Five football rematches in Round 2 of the playoffs

These games are either rematches from the regular season or last year's playoffs. All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday.Class 7ANo. 3 Plant (10-1) at No. 2 Viera (9-1) Last outcome: The Panthers' often overlooked defense had the spotlight in last year's...
Published: 11/13/17
Tampa Bay hoopsters to watch in college

Tampa Bay hoopsters to watch in college

A look at the Tampa Bay products who should do big things this college basketball season:First teamG Jacobi Boykins, Sr., Louisiana Tech: A preseason all-Conference USA selection, Boykins started 32 games last season and was the team's second-leading...
Published: 11/10/17
Kevin Knox college era begins today

Kevin Knox college era begins today

Kevin Knox turned 18 in August and is only months removed from playing the likes of the Villages in state high school tournaments.Yet the former Tampa Catholic standout already is on the preseason watch list for the Naismith and Oscar Robertson troph...
Published: 11/10/17
Class 7A playoff football capsules

Class 7A playoff football capsules

Games Friday at 7:30 p.m.No. 6 Orlando East River (9-1) at No. 3 Plant (9-1)Players to watch: Senior quarterback Jordan McCloud is a dual threat. The brother of Clemson standout Ray-Ray McCloud, he has thrown for 1,663 yards and 20 touchdowns and als...
Published: 11/09/17
Class 6A playoff football capsules

Class 6A playoff football capsules

Games Friday at 7:30 p.m.No. 6 Naples Barron Collier (5-5) at No. 3 Largo (7-2)Players to watch: Barron Collier quarterback Jacob Kuhlman has thrown for 2,009 yards and 18 touchdowns. The senior has plenty of targets. Nine receivers have more than 10...
Published: 11/09/17
Class 5A playoff football capsules

Class 5A playoff football capsules

All games at 7:30 p.m.No. 6 Jesuit (5-4) at No. 3 Jefferson (8-2)Players to watch: Jefferson senior quarterback Matt Gaffney has had a good season, throwing for 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns, including two in the 17-16 win over Jesuit two weeks ago. ...
Published: 11/09/17
Cambridge Christianís Latanna Stone finishes fourth at Class A state golf tournament

Cambridge Christianís Latanna Stone finishes fourth at Class A state golf tournament

Cambridge Christian junior Latanna Stone made a run at the Class A state championship but fell five shots short. Stone shot a second round 3 under 69 on the Las Colinas course at the Mission Inn and Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills Wednesday and finished...
Published: 11/08/17
Class 3A football capsules

Class 3A football capsules

All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday.No. 4 Tampa Catholic (7-3) at No. 1 Clearwater Central Catholic (9-0)Players to watch: CCC's Jerzahn Newton is the featured back with 849 yards rushing on the season, including 101 in the first meeting against TC. Countr...
Published: 11/08/17