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Over the next couple of weeks, the Times will offer a comprehensive report on each team and its progress during spring practice.
Coach: Mark Everett (ninth year)
2006 record: 9-3
Key losses: LB Vince Hollingsworth, WR/DB Matt Gilghrest, K Evan McKeon, LB Dexter Nelson, OL Justin Olson, S Robbie Mincey
Key returners: CB Mike Towns, RB Darius Bellamy, QB Terry Nnatubeugo, LB Mike Kumbat, Chad Sunday, OL/DL Chavez Sermons, OLB/FB Brian Morris.
Key newcomers: QB Darius Anderson (transfer from Clearwater), OL/DL Leland Sermons, DB Avery Chisholm (JV)
Spring skinny: The Falcons, coming off their first district title in nearly two decades, will have plenty of holes to fill as they graduated seven starters - mostly on the defensive side. The cupboard, however, is far from bare as shown in their 21-16 win over Bradenton Southeast on Friday. Bellamy will likely carry a heavy load, but the Falcons plan to open up their passing game. Anderson, a midyear transfer from Clearwater, should help, competing with returning starter Nnatubeugo for snaps.
Key questions: Who will start at QB? Can Dunedin's "D, " its calling card last season, repeat the feat? Their twin linemen - Chavez and Leland Sermons - should help up front, with Chisholm's two interceptions Friday showing he's ready to pick up the slack in the secondary.
Gamebreaker: Towns. The senior-to-be is coming off a breakout season in which he broke the school record for interceptions with eight. Towns, a 5-foot-8 ball of energy, will also play some receiver, lining up in the slot.
Schedule: Aug. 31: at Boca Ciega; Sept. 7: at Seminole; Sept. 14. at Osceola; Sept. 21: Countryside; Sept. 28: at Largo; Oct. 5: at Clearwater; Oct. 12: Tarpon Springs; Oct. 19: at East Lake; Nov. 2: Palm Harbor; Nov. 9: Dixie Hollins