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Flag Football: District tournament preview

Published:   |   Updated: April 22, 2013 at 11:38 PM

District 13 at East Bay SCHEDULE: Tuesday: Newsome (3) vs. East Bay (2), 6 p.m.; Spoto (4) vs. Bloomingdale (1), 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Semifinal winners,

7 p.m.

OUTLOOK: Bloomingdale went 5-0 in district play, including a 19-13 win against defending district champion East Bay. Bloomingdale lost in the district semifinals last season to Newsome.

District 14 at Armwood SCHEDULE: Today: King (4) vs. Plant City (1), 6 p.m.; Durant (3) vs. Armwood (2), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Semifinal winners,

7 p.m.

OUTLOOK: Plant City, which reached the second-round play-in game of the state series last year, is the defending district champion. The Raiders went undefeated in district play and defeated Durant in the district final last season. Armwood lost in the district semifinals to Plant last season.

District 15 at Plant SCHEDULE: Today: Middleton (4) vs. Robinson (1), 5 p.m.; Jefferson (3) vs. Plant (2), 7 p.m. Wednesday: Semifinal winners,

7 p.m.

OUTLOOK: Robinson, which advanced farther than any Hillsborough County team last season by reaching the state quarterfinals, is the defending district champion. The Knights, the county’s highest-scoring team this season, went undefeated in district play. Plant was ousted in the district semifinals by Chamberlain last year.

District 16 at Alonso SCHEDULE: Today: Leto (4) vs. Freedom (1), 5 p.m.; Steinbrenner (3) vs. Alonso (2), 7 p.m. Wednesday: Semifinal winners,

7 p.m.

OUTLOOK: Alonso and Steinbrenner faced off in the district final last season, with the Ravens coming out on top, 19-18. Alonso went on to reach the first round of the state series, only to lose to Robinson. Freedom lost in the district semifinals last season to Steinbrenner.

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