Thursday, November 23, 2017

Prep Sports Report

HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball players to watch

HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball players to watch

The regular season for girls basketball is underway and once again the Tampa Bay area is not short on talent. There are good players in just about every gym in the area this winter. Here is our look at the top 25 players to watch. We know there'll be...
Published: 11/22/17
Unsung heroes on the remaining playoff teams

Unsung heroes on the remaining playoff teams

In the spirit of the holiday, we asked our six remaining high school football playoff teams who they're most thankful for this postseason.Beth Dare, Cambridge ChristianThere is no bigger cheerleader for Cambridge Christian football than Beth, wife of...
Published: 11/22/17
Admiral Farragut’s John Waller commits to USF

Admiral Farragut’s John Waller commits to USF

Admiral Farragut DT John Waller announced Wednesday via Twitter he intends to sign with USF.A three-star prospect per 247Sports, he becomes the Bulls' 23rd non-binding commitment from the Class of 2018, and second from Admiral Farragut. WR Zion Rolan...
Published: 11/22/17
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