Friday, September 7, 2012
The two Pinellas County football powers meet in an early season matchup that could affect the whole season.
Following an opening football weekend without much fanfare, the Countryside Cougars kick off the home portion of their 2012 schedule with a blockbuster battle against rival East Lake. Both are coming off of wins last week and stellar 2011 seasons. The Cougars and Eagles are highly ranked this year, making this a must-see, and possibly a must-win, game for the teams and their fans. Countryside finished last year with its second straight undefeated regular season — in fact, the Cougars haven't lost a regular season game since October of 2009. But they were bounced in the playoffs for the third straight year and are looking to get over that hump this season. East Lake also had a terrific season in 2011, finishing 7-4, but the Eagles concluded…
Friday, November 4, 2011
Clearwater (2-6) travels to play Northeast High (3-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4).
The Tornadoes look to build on their high power offensive output of 41 points in a loss to St. Petersburg last week as they take on Northeast Friday (Nov. 4). The Tornadoes will have to keep Vikings quarterback Keith Harrington capped. Harrington ran for 229 yards and three touchdowns in Northeast's win over Seminole Oct. 28, including the game winning score. Clearwater quarterback Rob Yarborough threw 370 yards, ran 50, scoring five touchdowns in a loss to the Green Devils Oct. 28. If you go: What: Clearwater at Northeast High School When: 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4) Where: Northeast High School, 5500 16th St N
Countryside hosts St. Petersburg High at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4).
After a powerful performance against Pinellas Park in a 28-21 victory Oct. 29, Countryside is in the driver seat for a district championship as they welcome St. Petersburg High (6-3) Friday (Nov. 4). Countryside is winning behind its offensive line and on the legs of star running back Diomi Roberts. Roberts ran for three touchdowns and more than 220 yards last week. The Green Devils stacked 55 points against Clearwater last week, however they gave up 41 points to the Tornadoes in that win. Special teams gave them an edge with Leroy Williams returning two punts for touchdowns. If you go: What: Countryside vs. St. Pete High When: 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4). Where: Countryside High School, 3000 State Road 580
Clearwater Central Catholic (6-2) travels to play St. Petersburg Catholic (2-6) at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4).
The Marauders are coming off a dominating performance against Lemon Bay and look for more of the same aginst St. Petersbug Catholic Friday (Nov. 4). Clearwater Central Catholic kept things simple handing the ball off between Justin Goodloe and Blair Vaughn in the Oct. 28 win. Goodloe threw one touchdown and ran another in. St. Petersburg Catholic is licking its wounds after a 70-7 thumping by Tampa Catholic Oct. 28. If you go: What: Clearwater Central Catholic at St. Petersburg Catholic When: 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4) Where: St. Petersburg Catholic, 6333 9th Ave. N
Calvary Christian (4-4) has a bye week before playing Seffner Christian Academy (5-3) Nov. 10.
The Warriors get a week off after their nailbiting 14-13 win over Bradenton Christian in the rain Oct. 28. Brothers Derek and Allen Barnes continue to be the offense as they scored both touchdowns in the victory. Seffner Christian lost in an offensive blowout 45-31 to Cambridge Oct. 28. If you go: What: Calvary Christian vs. Seffner Christian When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 Where: Calvary Christian High School, 110 N McMullen Booth Road
Friday, October 28, 2011
Clearwater Central Catholic (5-2, 1-1) travel to Lemon Bay (4-3, 0-1) Friday (Oct. 28).
The Marauders (5-2, 1-1) are coming off a tough 21-0 loss to district rival Berkeley Prep (7-0, 2-0). "That game brought us back down to earth," said head coach John Davis. "They're small and quick and that exposed some problems for us." Next up, is a trip to Lemon Bay (4-3, 0-1 Class 7A District 11) where the Marauders hope to get the ship pointed in the right direction. CCC will have to pull it together before a Nov. 4 meeting against St. Pete Catholic. A win puts the Marauders back in the playoff mix. However, Berkeley Prep and Tampa Catholic also play that night and their outcome will have very interesting consequences. If Tampa Catholic wins it throws all three teams into a three-way tie, where a playoff will have to determine who …
Clearwater (2-5, 1-2) plays St. Petersburg High (5-2, 2-1) Friday (Oct. 28).
The Tornadoes (2-5, 1-2) are coming off a crippling 35-0 loss to Countryside. The loss elminated them from playoff contention and threatens to mire them in a losing season unless they can claim victories in their final three games. They host St. Petersburg High (5-2, 2-1), travel to Northeast (2-5, 0-3) and East Lake (5-3, 2-0) to finish the season. And while the East Lake game looks insurmountable, the next two games could be very winnable games. Things might be coming together, especially in the passing game. Clearwater has been getting good play from senior quarterback Rob Yarbrough but has yet to put more than two wins together. Even in the 35-0 shutout against Countryside, Clearwater passed for over 100 yards. Junior running back …
Countryside (8-0, 3-0) plays Pinellas Park (6-1, 3-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 28) at home.
The Cougars (8-0, 3-0 Class) are coming off a 35-0 dominating performance against Clearwater (2-5, 1-2). The win clinched a 2011 playoff berth for the Cougars and magnified this week's game against Pinellas Park (6-1, 3-0) Friday (Oct. 28). This week's game is for the district championship. The loser takes the number two seed into regional play. "We'd like to be more balanced but ultimately we're going to do what we need to do to win the game," said head coach Jared Davis. Countryside is getting healthy and hitting their stride at the right time. The knock on them all year has been that they have not been challenged beyond their defense and senior running back Diomi Roberts. After the game Oct. 21, the Cougars average 180 passing yards per…
Calvary Christian (3-4, 2-4) travels to Bradenton Christian (2-5, 2-4) Friday (Oct. 28).
The Warriors (3-4, 2-4) are coming off a 28-25 loss to Keswick Christian (4-3, 3-3) Oct 21. Next up for the Warriors is a trip to Bradenton Christian to take on the Panthers (2-5, 2-4). The Warriors are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention but the season has shown some promise. "The win over Cambridge was one of the biggest in school history, I really like the way the Barnes brothers are developing and we've gotten some peoples' attention in District 5," said head coach Dave Bonchi. Aside from junior athletes Allen and Derek Barnes, Bonchi mentions freshman quarterback Jeremy Wood's development. "He's (Wood) done a terriffic job with little experience and being thrown into the fire like that," Bonchi said. Bonchi still has …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Countryside (7-0) plays rival Clearwater (2-4) at 7:30 p.m Friday (Oct. 21).
The Cougars (7-0, 2-0) thrashed Wiregrass Ranch (0-6, 0-4) 66-6 for their homecoming game. The lopsided win Oct. 14 allowed the Cougars to spread the touches around. Six different players carried the ball and five different receivers caught passes. "Our desire is to always be balanced, whether it be running to passing, who's carrying the ball different formations," said head coach Jared Davis. "We want to give opposing defenses a lot to prepare for." Up next for the Cougars is a cross-town trip to Clearwater to take on the Tornadoes (2-4, 1-1). Clearwater's only wins have come against bottom feeder teams in Osceola and Seminole. It should be a long night for Clearwater and more opportunity for Countryside to spread the ball around. …