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Game-winning FG kicks Armwood to state final

Game-winning FG kicks Armwood to state final

Seffner, Fla. -- Ash Dudney will forever be part of Armwood football's storied history. The senior kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give Armwood a 22-20 victory over Dwyer in a 4A state semifinal.

Dwyer took a 20-19 lead with just 19 seconds remaining when quarterback Jacoby Brissett connected with Tommy Lee Lewis for a 13-yard score.  After a failed two-point conversion, Armwood had one last chance.

Hawks quarterback Josh Grady saved his best for the end.  The senior connected on two long passes to get Dudney in field goal range.

It capped a superb night for Grady.  He finished 8-of-12 passing for 294 yards and three touchdowns.

First was a 71-yard touchdown to running back Matt Jones.  Then Grady hooked up with Ronnie Thomas for scores of 62 and 60 yards.

Paterno, Meyer star in 25th Outback Bowl

Paterno, Meyer star in 25th Outback Bowl

Tampa, FL-- Head coaches Joe Paterno and Urban Meyer, are the stars and main attractions of the 25th anniversary of the Outback Bowl.

Both coaches were in Tampa Thursday, for the bowl game's annual Contract Signing party.  Paterno and Meyer met the media for more than an hour, in a series of local and national interviews.

Of course, the focus of this Outback Bowl is Urban Meyer's decision Wednesday, to resign as Florida's head coach after the game on January 1st.

As a fellow coach, and 45 years of leading the Penn State football program, Paterno said he knows what Meyer is going through, and the stress of leading a major college football program.

Ever since Meyer met Paterno on a Nike coaches junket 6 years ago, they've struck a close friendship.

USF fans wrap up last home game Big East style

USF fans wrap up last home game Big East style

TAMPA, Florida -- USF vs. U-Conn at Raymond James; it's the Bulls last home game of the regular season and USF fans are tailgating in style.

"Like nothing you've ever seen before. Best tailgating set up, best in USF history," says USF class of 2004 alum Marc Ostroff.

Ostroff has a tent set up with a trailer that has the comforts from home. "We have trailer built-in TV, automatic HD satellite dish, a keg-orator inside USF tap handle...of course we have a Bull bar. Have to have the liquor," explains Ostroff.

Row after row of tents are filled with food and lots of it from catered trays of sandwiches and desserts and homemade dishes to the sweet smell of barbeque ribs and grilled burgers. Add some USF spirit -- "Go Bulls!" shout out fans.

Armwood Runs Past Charlotte 28-12

Armwood Runs Past Charlotte 28-12

Seffner, Fl - The Charlotte Fightin' Tarpons traveled north to take on the Armwood Hawks in a battle of unbeaten teams.   The game was a rematch of last year's regional finals, which Armwood won, in Charlotte.

Early in the game, it was Armwood's defense that set the tone for the entire game. Charlotte recovered an Armwood fumble on the opening kickoff, and had the ball deep in Hawks territory.   But with first and goal from the five, Armwood's defense held, and Charlotte had to settle for a field goal.

Jefferson continues march toward state, with 41-14 win

Jefferson continues march toward state, with 41-14 win

Tampa, FL-- Jefferson kept its perfect season alive, with a 41-14 domination of previously undefeated Pasco High.

Jefferson quarterback Quentin Williams set the state record for career touchdown passes, with 102.  He threw a pair of TD passes against Pasco, in the 2nd quarter, to Ramik Wilson and Christian Calle.  Williams also ran for a touchdown.

The Dragons ran out to a 28-0 lead, before the Pirates finally scored in the 4th quarter.

Williams was 10-18 passing for 139 yards, and 2 touchdowns.  The Dragons are 12-0, Pasco finishes its season at 11-1.

 

USF Bulls survive overtime win over VCU

USF Bulls survive overtime win over VCU

Tampa, FL - In their second overtime game of the 2010 season, the USF men's basketball team knocked off Virginia Commonwealth University, who was receiving votes in the AP Poll, on Wednesday night 60-59, in an overtime thriller.