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Armwood playoff primer

By KEITH NIEBUHR, Times Staff Writer
Published December 7, 2007


Class 4A state semifinals

Armwood (13-0) vs. Miami Booker T. Washington (12-0)

When: 7:30 tonight

Where: Traz Powell Stadium, Miami

Winner plays: Pace or Ponte Vedra Beach Nease

Coaches: Armwood - Sean Callahan (144-66); Booker T. - Tim Harris (N/A)

Postseason (this year): Armwood - d. Lake Region 27-6, d. Hillsborough 35-0, d. Plant 36-7; Booker T. - d. Gulf Coast 49-0, d. Hallandale 41-0, d. Dwyer 7-6

Five things to know:

1. Of the 60 players Booker T. will dress tonight, 20 are seniors who Harris projects will sign letters of intent for college. Of those, eight to 10 might play in Division I.

2. Booker T. is 16-6 all time in the playoffs. Half of its losses are to Armwood

3. Between them, Armwood (62) and Booker T. (37) have allowed a combined 99 points, or 3.96 points per game. Each has given up 10 or more points in a game only once this fall.

4. The 2005 meeting between the teams at Traz Powell Stadium was played on grass. Since then, the facility has switched to artificial turf.

5. Armwood is 3-1 all time in state semifinal games, and Booker T. is 0-4.