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By IZZY GOULD and DAVID MURPHY, Times Staff Writers
Published September 28, 2007
The celebrity picker
With the two top rushers on the North Suncoast squaring off tonight in Ridgewood's game at Gulf, we couldn't have chosen a better person for our celebrity picker: New Port Richey Mayor Dan Tipton, left. He is a 1971 graduate of Gulf High but has served as the public address announcer at Ridgewood for the past three years.
A former high school utility baseball player who has umpired for District 12 Little League for more than two decades, Tipton knows his sports. And he once beat the mayor of Port Richey in an arm wrestling match (just kidding).
Matchup Gould Murph Tipton Central (2-2) at Lecanto (0-4) Central pulls itself off the turf for a 28-3 victory. Switching from Ridgewood to Lecanto on the field is like switching from The Sopranos to Tyler Perry's House of Payne on TV. Bears, 63-0. Central, 24-7. From what I can tell, Central has a heck of a quarterback (senior Chase Walker). Pasco (2-2) at Nature Coast (2-1) This has the makings of a turnover fiesta. And after Nature Coast's stumble against Crystal River, we'd be foolish not to take Pasco in a 27-23 victory. If the Sharks avoid turnovers, they can play with anyone. If they don't, they can lose to anyone. Nature Coast, 24-17. Nature Coast, 20-10. I just think they have better talent right now. And I know they have a better record. Out-of-Door (2-1) at Bishop McLaughlin (0-3) Out-of-Door scores a lot more points than the Hurricanes, so we're taking it to win 30-7. All I know about Out-of-Door is that it has a cool name. That's enough. The Great Out-of-Doors, 21-6. I don't know anything about Out-of-Door, but I know about Bishop McLaughlin. Out-of-Door, 17-7. Ridgewood(3-0) at Gulf (2-2) David Williams called out the Rams, so it's put up or shut up time. Ridgewood puts up a 'W' - 35-14. If RB David Williams (952 yards, 10 TDs) gets more than 150 against Ridgewood's 'D,' I'll be impressed. Ridgewood, 27-17. I think Ridgewood has an overall better running game, better offense and more depth. Mitchell (2-1) at Hudson (1-2) Mustangs trot to victory 21-17. The over/under is going off at 75.5. Mitchell wins in a shoot-out, 49-31. Mitchell 38, Hudson 10. Mitchell's got a heck of a team. Hudson's struggling, but they play well with the amount of talent they have at the school at this time. Land O'Lakes (3-1) atSunlake (0-3) This isn't the rivalry you might think, but it will be after the Gators stomp the Seahawks 42-0. Seahawks are clearly out-manned. But they are playing for pride, so I'll give them a few TDs. LOL, 49-12. LOL 31, Sunlake 0. Land O'Lakes might score more than 31, unless they decide to hold up a little bit. Zephyrhills (2-1) at Wesley Chapel (3-1) If this one were at Zephyrhills, I'd pick the Bulldogs, but the Wildcats are too much at home in Catch 47's Game of the Week. Wesley Chapel matches up very well with Z-Hills. 'Dogs RB Chris Henry will keep them in the game, but this 'Cats team keeps improving. Wesley Chapel, 24-17. Wesley Chapel 24, Zephyrhills 17. I think that Wesley Chapel has a better passing and a better running game. Lake Weir (0-4) at Wiregrass Ranch (0-4) Bulls rumble to their first win - a 10-9 victory. Wiregrass has its best opportunity yet for a victory. Then again, they're saying the same thing in Lake Weir. Lake Weir, 17-14. Lake Weir 24, Wiregrass 7. Wiregrass, naturally they're a new school, so they're still putting their program together. Winter Haven All Saints (1-3) at Academy at the Lakes (0-2) All Saints won't be coming to Land O'Lakes for milk and cookies. It'll take home a victory. Academy has scored just six points this season. The Wildcats will get more - but not enough. All Saints, 10-7. Winter Haven, 14-0. From what I understand, Academy has from 16 to 18 kids on the squad. Then again, for all I know, All Saints could have 12. Hernando Christian(2-0) at Temple Christian (3-0) TC is too strong at home. HCA falls in a heart-stopper 14-13. The biggest theological debate since predestination vs. free will. Temple Christian pulls it out, but these two will meet again - in front of the pearly gates. TC, 21-17. Hernando Christian, 17-13. Hey, they're close, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.