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* The bye week came at the right time for Dunedin 3-0. Senior safety Robby Mincey suffered a hip pointer injury last week, forcing him to miss most of the Falcons' 9-7 win over Northeast. Dunedin defensive coordinator Mike Anderson said Mincey should be ready to go against Largo on Sept. 22. Anderson said his other banged-up defensive starters, senior linebacker Dexter Nelson (ankle) and linebacker Mike Kumbat (concussion), likely will play as well.
* The sight on Monday was somber and symbolic for Northeast High's team (2-1). There was starting defensive end Corie Leihn, shirtless and hobbling on crutches after breaking his right leg Friday against Dunedin. Leihn is one of six key players, coach Jerry Austin said, who are battling injuries heading into Friday's big matchup with Bradenton Southeast (1-1). Austin isn't optimistic star tailback Jeff Brinson (hip pointer), below, and tight end/defensive lineman Javota Boyd (high ankle sprain) will play. Linebacker Yoser Pacheco (ankle) also is questionable.
* East Lake (2-1) is getting over the injury bug. Two weeks ago, the Eagles were without six starters and lost to St. Petersburg (1-2). Most of those players are coming back for Friday's district game against Clearwater, including offensive linemen Travis Schroeder (broken hand), Will Sloat (mono) and Josh Petkovich (high ankle sprain). Erin Murray, who sprained his knee in the season opener against Tarpon Springs, will play as a defensive end, but Eagles coach Bob Hudson said he is unsure if Murray will get any carries as a fullback.
The Palm Harbor University (2-1) defense allowed Boca Ciega quarterback Orhian Johnson to gain 65 yards rushing in the first half last week. In the second half, Johnson lost 4 yards on six carries. He was the Pirates' leading rusher.
WE CAN'T SEE YOU
Boca Ciega (1-2) players were reprimanded by officials last week, saying dark visors are not allowed in the game. A couple of players were sent off the field in the first quarter because their faces could not be seen.
GOING THE DISTANCE
The Tarpon Springs offense has not produced a lot of points, but when the Spongers (1-2) do score, it often is from a big play. Of Tarpon Springs' three touchdowns, two have been 90 yards or longer (a 96-yard pass from Danny Reyes to Steve Bennett against East Lake and a 95-yard run by Calvin Wood against Seminole).
FRIDAY'S FOOTBALL GAMES
All start at 7:30
Tarpon Springs at Central
Seminole at Pinellas Park
Osceola at Bradenton Bayshore
Bradenton SE at Northeast
Lakewood at Boca Ciega
East Lake at Clearwater
Countryside at Palm Harbor U.
Dixie Hollins at Largo
St. Petersburg at Gibbs
Northside Chr. at Fort Meade
Shorecrest at Admiral Farragut
Indian Rocks Chr. at Jupiter Chr.
Auburndale at CC Catholic
SP Catholic at Wauchula Hardee
Brad. St. Stephens at Canterbury
Calvary Chr. at Keswick Chr.
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