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Tampa's Stephen Garcia dismissed from S. Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia has been dismissed from the Gamecocks.

Athletic director Eric Hyman said the fifth-year senior, from Tampa's Jefferson HS,  failed to meet agreed-upon guidelines put in place after Garcia's fifth suspension this past spring.

Garcia had started 34 games, including four this season before he was benched in favor of sophomore Connor Shaw. Shaw threw for four touchdowns and 311 yards in a 54-3 victory over Kentucky this past Saturday. 

Garcia wore a black baseball cap on the sidelines against the Wildcats, encouraging Shaw and patting him on the back.

Coach Steve Spurrier said Garcia was given several chances to be a student athlete at South Carolina and it was sad he could not live up to that commitment.

Wesley Chapel at Pasco

It was a big Friday night rivalry in high school football as Wesley Chapel took on Pasco.

Both teams scored early and often and the skies opened up with a deluge, causing the officials to pause the game because of weather. Wesley Chapel led it 6-0, but Pasco ran off a string of long touchdowns to run away with the 57-12 victory over the Wesley Chapel Wildcats.

The Pirates win for the 6th time this season and stay undefeated.

Plant City humbles Durant 43-12

A big time high school football rivalry Thursday night in Plant City.  The Raiders playing host to the Durant Cougars.  At stake, bragging rights and the annual Jim Redman memorial trophy.

Plant City was all over Durant, leading 24-12 at halftime.  The Raiders enjoyed a huge night from quarterback Bennie Coney.  The big senior threw 5 touchdown passes, two of them to Joe Davis.

The win keeps plant city undefeated at a perfect 6-0 and moves them one step closer to the district 7A-8 title.  The Plant City Raiders humble the Durant Cougars, 43-12 the final.

Berkeley Prep stops Lennard 42-14

Whether they play at home or on the road, nothing seems to be standing in the way of Berkeley Prep.  Friday night at Lennard, the Buccaneers used a bruising running attack to club the Longhorns, 42-14.

Berkeley prep quarterback Destin Nichols tossed 4 touchdown passes, while national recruiting prospect Nelson Agholor picked up 146 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, one by land and one by air.

Lennard scored on quarterback Pete Foret's 1-yard plunge to get on the scoreboard to make it 35-7 at the half.  But it's Berkeley prep winning again against a team in a higher classification.  The Buccaneers win it 42-14 and remain unbeaten at a perfect 5-0.

Berkeley Prep beats Lennard 42-14

It was a big home game for the Lennard Longhorns, playing host to the undefeated Berkeley Prep Buccaneers.

Berkeley Prep scored on a long pass on the first offensive play of the game, then handed the ball to all-everything Nelson Agholor for a pair of touchdowns. Buccaneers tight end Tyler Davis caught a pair of passes for two more touchdowns.

Berkeley Prep led it 35-7 at the half and added one more touchdown to shut down the Longhorns, 42-14. The Buccaneers remain undefeated at 5-0.

Steinbrenner Warriors shut out Strawberry Crest 28-0

Three weeks into the 2011 High School football season, the Steinbrenner Warriors are still undefeated. They shut out the Strawberry Crest Chargers, 28-0.

In the opening quarter, Warriors running back Kendal Pearcy found some help from his offensive line and ran 96 yards for the touchdown, making it 7-0 Steinbrenner High.

Later in the game, Warriors quarterback Curtis Fitch found Jake Caroll for a pair of touchdown passes. 

It was an easy win for Steinbrenner, 28-0.  The Chargers are 0-3 on the season. They've scored just 12 points, while allowing 145. The Steinbrenner Warriors are 2-1 on the season.

Jefferson edges out Newsome 22-21

Tampa, FL -- The Jefferson Dragons held off the Newsome Wolves by just 1 point to pick up their first win of the season.

Newsome led 21-8 in the 3rd, Jefferson's Deiondre Porter connected with Adrian Jenkins for the touchdown to pull within one possession making it 21-15 Newsome.

In the 4th quarter, Jefferson would come back with the game winning touchdown, final score 22-21 Dragons.