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Newsome Runs Over Gaither 52-7 in 1st Round of Playoffs

In Carrollwod Friday night "playoff fever" was certainly in the air as the Gaither Cowboys took on Newsome in a class 7A first round match.  But from the start, things did not go as planned for the home team. 

Robinson rips Atlantic, 41-8

Tampa, FL-- In the first round of the playoffs, Robinson HS ripped Port Orange Atlantic HS, 41-8, at Jack Peters Stadium.

The Knights did all of their scoring in the first half, taking a 41-0 lead into the locker room.

Carlos Duclos returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.  The Knights' offense scored 3 touchdowns... special teams scored another on a blocked punt... and the defense scored on a fumble recovery.

That improves the Knights' record to 10-1.  They will host St. Petersburg Lakewood HS next Friday.


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Gaither's McGough Player of the Week

Tampa, FL - Gaither quarterback Alex McGough is the Southern Ford Dealers Player of the Week.

The junior quarterback passed for 295 yards and tossed five touchdowns leading the Cowboys past Tampa Bay Tech 35-32, clinching the Class 7A-District 7 title for the Cowboys.

For the year, McGough has passed for nearly 1500 yards, with 20 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions

McGough says being selected the "Player of the Week" is good, but winning the game is better.

No tiebreaker for Class 6A-8, Hillsborough remains champs

Tampa, Fl - The Hillsborough Terriers are finally champions of the Class 6A-District 8 title, with the announcement on Monday, that the Florida High School Athletic Association wanted more time before ruling on an eligibilty issue involving a player with Jefferson High School.

That off the field announcement, was good news for Hillsborough (8-1, 5-1) who won't have to play for a district title they thought they had already won, on the field.

Gaither Gallops Past Tampa Bay Tech 35-32

On "Senior Night" at Gaither High School, the Cowboys were looking to keep their playoff hopes alive as they took on the Titans of Tampa Bay Tech. 

In the first quarter the Titans struck first blood with a 34-yard field goal from Austin Miller. The Cowboys quickly answered back with an 8-yard touchdown between QB Alex McGough and Shug Oyegunle.

Robinson's Zain Gilmore Player of the Week

Tampa, FL - Robinson Knight's quarterback Zain Gilmore is the Southern Ford Dealers Player of the Week.

The senior quarterback rushed for 148 yards and one touchdown, leading the Knights past the Lakewood Spartans 19-8, and clinching the Class 5A-District 8 title.

For the year, Gilmore, the Knight's second leading rusher behind Martin Ruiz, has 748 yards and 7 TD's on the ground, while passing for 724 yards and 13 TD's and only 5 INT's.