updates and complete scoring summaries from every high school football
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The Bears must replace their top rusher,
passer and receiver from last season's 6-4 squad. Few holes,
however, exist on the offensive and defensive lines, which
the team will build around in 2008.
Quarterback David Rotteveel and the
independent Lions can't play for a state championship, but
they are in the running for a conference title, with the
inaugural season of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference.
Hernando alumnus John Palmer, son of
iconic ex-Leopards coach Dub Palmer, became the school's
third coach in as many years when he was hired over the
summer. Can he resuscitate a program that hasn't had a
winning season since 2002?
The Sharks are vying to be the dominant
team on the North Suncoast, with a heavy dose of running led
by Tevin Drake.
A strong corps of veterans, including
quarterback James Mahla, linebacker Nate Schafer and two-way
standout Ben Noury, should help the Eagles seriously contend
for the Class 4A, District 8 title.