Osceola: Pinellas progress reports
By BOB PUTNAM
Published May 29, 2007
Coach: George Palmer (18th season)
2006 record: 8-2
Key losses: QB Sergio Allen, DL Nick Bennett, RB Justin Hart, OL/DL Josh Willett, FB/LB Bryce Williams
Key returners: LB Rick Duffy, TE/DL Anthony Matacchiero, RB/LB Kevin O'Donnell, DB/RB Matt Palmer, RB/LB Sean Palmer, OL/DL Austin Tottle
Spring skinny: The Warriors were hurt by graduation, losing 18 seniors, most of whom were starters. Osceola must rely on an opportunistic defense, which scored on a fumble return in the spring game against Springstead.
Key questions: How will the Warriors replace nearly every starter from last season? Can they stay competitive in a district that includes Boca Ciega, Bradenton Southeast and Northeast?
Gamebreaker: Sean Palmer was one of few underclassmen to play last season. He'll split time at fullback and start at defensive back.
Schedule: Aug. 31: at Dixie Hollins; Sept. 7: at Clearwater; Sept. 14: Dunedin; Sept. 20: Bradenton Bayshore; Sept. 28: Seminole; Oct. 5: Bradenton Southeast; Oct. 12: at PHU; Oct. 19: Lakewood; Oct. 26: at Boca Ciega; Nov. 2: at Northeast; Nov. 9: bye
Bob Putnam, Times staff writer