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Football Two-A-Days: Sickles, Strawberry Crest

Published:   |   Updated: May 17, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Sickles
 
COACH: Brian Turner

2012 RECORD: 8-3.

DISTRICT: District 7A-7 (Freedom, Gaither, Steinbrenner, Tampa Bay Tech, Wiregrass Ranch).

KEY LOSSES: QB Nate Mills, OL Marc Cote, LB Adekunle Olusanya, DL Haiden Nagel, WR Bilal Salat, DB Tony Valdez, DT Trey White

KEY RETURNERS: RB Ray Ray McCloud III, LB Josh Black, LB Daniel Lezotte, TE Zach Hudson, WR Chett Levay, OL Deandre Mclean, DE Deven Santana, LB Anthony Janezik, DB Joey Breheny, QB Issac Holder

SPRING FOCUS: McCloud had a breakout sophomore season in 2012, rushing for 1,319 yards and 12 touchdowns, which included rushing for 161 yards and two touchdowns against Class 6A-District 8 champ Hillsborough and 101 yards against 8A-7 runner-up Wharton. Incorporating Hudson and Levay, both Division I prospects, in the passing game to complement the rushing attack gives Sickles a balanced offense. Defensively, Black, also a Division I prospect, led the team with 7.0 sacks.

JAMBOREE: May 23 vs. Gaither (at Steinbrenner)

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SCHEDULE
 
Aug. 23 —Kickoff Classic, at Tampa Catholic
Aug. 30 —at Robinson
Sept. 6 —Durant
Sept. 12 —at Newsome
Sept. 20 —Steinbrenner
Sept. 27 —Bye
Oct. 4 —at Freedom
Oct. 11 —at Plant
Oct. 18 —Gaither
Oct. 25 —at Wiregrass Ranch
Nov. 1 —Tampa Bay Tech
Nov. 8 —Alonso
Nick Williams

STRAWBERRY CREST
 
Coach: John Kelly

DISTRICT: Class 7A-8 (Durant, Brandon, East Bay, Plant City)

2012 RECORD: 4-6

KEY LOSSES: WR Karel Hamilton, MLB Andrew Zuluaga, OLB Mike Mitchell, OL Rashaun Roofe

KEY RETURNERS: WR/DE Alex Carswell, QB Tristan Hyde, WR Josh Hyde, LB/RB Chris Perez, OLB Brendon Headley, OL Cody Nulph, DL Zach Weber, OLB Matt Chaney

SPRING FOCUS: The Chargers are much stronger after a solid offseason weight-training program and much more optimistic after a promising campaign last season. That said, optimism is high at Strawberry Crest. Leading the way is rising junior quarterback Hyde, who last year threw for 2,112 yards and 20 touchdowns. Hyde’s leading receivers are expected to be his brother, rising senior Josh, and Carswell, who is 6-foot-4, 215 pounds and has received several Division I offers.
 
Kelly likes to run the ball, but expect a healthy mix of running and passing in 2013. “You have to go with what your personnel dictates, and right now that means we can throw it a little bit,” Kelly said. Defensively, the question marks look biggest along the defensive line and at linebacker, where several seniors graduated. The defensive backs should be solid. Kelly added that he’s looking forward to playing in Class 7A-District 8 because it offers key games against neighboring rivals.

JAMBOREE: May 23 at Armwood

2013 SCHEDULE
 
Aug. 30 —at Bloomingdale
Sept. 6 —Spoto
Sept. 13 —at Tallahassee Leon
Sept. 20 —Brandon
Sept. 27 —Freedom
Oct. 4 —at Durant
Oct. 11 —Riverview
Oct. 18 —East Bay
Oct. 25 —at Plant City
Nov. 8 —at Armwood; Scott Purks

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