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Lincoln Trojans Nearly Shut Out Bainbridge

Dimetry Dixon, Correspondent (@DimetryDixonFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net– The Lincoln High School football team went up against the Bainbridge Bearcats on a rainy Thursday night at Gene Cox Stadium. The Trojans almost posted a shutout, but a touchdown by Bainbridge in the final two minutes of the game brought the final score to 28-6.


Both team’s offenses started off slow as Bainbridge went three and out on nearly every possession in the first quarter. With 1:14 left in the first period, the Trojans scored the first touchdown of the game on a blocked punt as junior wide receiver Sage Ennis scoped it up and scored to put Lincoln up 7-0.

Ennis said it was more important for the teams to be prepared mentally for the dealing with the elements. 

“On offense, we had some mental mistakes and some physical. Nothing that we can’t fix up,” Ennis said. “It was really just a mental thing. Everybody was ready to come out and the weather will get to you. The weather can affect you but it’s all about what you can do.”

In the second quarter, Bainbridge sophomore running back Rashad Broadnax took a carry up the middle for a 25-yard run, but the Bearcat offense could not do anything more and had to punt on that possession. 

At the 5:15 mark in the second quarter, the Trojans were on the three-yard line in Bearcat territory before junior quarterback Christopher Beard ran 96 yards into the endzone to give the  Trojans a 14-0 lead. The score would remain the same heading into halftime.

In the third quarter, the Trojans scored two more touchdowns, giving them a  28-0 lead. Bainbridge scored late in the fourth quarter but missed the extra point attempt. But, the damage was already done.

Lincoln’s stingy defense against the Bearcats earned the praises of the Trojan’s head coach, Quinn Gray. Gray said the defense has been clicking all season.

“The last two weeks, they’ve been lights out. I am really proud of them,” Gray said. “They are swarming to the ball and they are celebrating with each other when they make plays. They just got to keep it up.”

The Trojans offense posted 28 points but they also had some minor mistakes. Gray said despite the production, cutting out the mistakes will be key moving forward in the season.

“We have a pretty explosive offense and we got some pretty explosive guys on offense,” Quinn said. “Too many holding penalties, people coming free in the run game and we have to fix it. I am sure we will get it corrected.”

Lincoln’s next game will be against the Hudson Cobras on Sept. 7 at Gene Cox Stadium at 7 p.m. Bainbridge will face the Brooks County Trojans in Quitman, Ga.

Capital City Cobras advance to 2nd round of APDFL Playoffs

A goal line stand at the end of the first half helped preserve a scoreless game at intermission and give a team time to catch its stride.

The Capital City Cobras (10-1) took control in the second half and defeated the Pensacola Bay Spartans (6-5) 22-8 in the first round of the Amateur to Professional Developmental Football League playoffs.

The game’s first score came just 2:30 into the second half on 64-yard touchdown reception by Kearsten Edwards. Quarterback Dion Graham audibled to a quick slant when he noticed the Spartan’s defense setting up for an all-out blitz.

“We just made adjustments to what the defense was doing. They were giving us passing plays so that’s what we took,” Graham said. “With our top running back going down, I know things will be more on my shoulders. But if we continue to work as a team nobody will be able to stop us from going to Atlanta.”


The Capital City Cobras advanced to the second round of the APDFL playoffs with a 22-8 win over the Pensacola Bay Spartans.Royal A. Shepherd | Franchise Sports Tallahassee
The Capital City Cobras advanced to the second round of the APDFL playoffs with a 22-8 win over the Pensacola Bay Spartans.
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Godby Remains Undefeated


By Marcus Joseph 

Edited By Managing Editor Max Fay, who is an FSU Intern
Tallahassee, FLA. (Franchisesportsonline.net) – The Godby boys basketball team led the entire game Tuesday night to defeat Chiles 78-48 on the road.

The Cougars (24-0) took a 10-0 lead in the first few minutes of the game before Brett Easterling gave Chiles (6-11) their first points of the night. Easterling finished with a game-high 18 points. Godby’s Londell King finished with a team-high 16 points and 10 rebounds.

“We knew who we were playing,” said Timberwolves Head Coach Todd Mcnell. “They are undefeated and No.1 in the state.”

The Cougars were efficient from behind the three-point line throughout the game, and they were also able to get easy buckets inside the paint. Godby dominated on all aspects of the game tonight.

“We just had to come out and play our game,” said Cougars Head Coach Andrew Colville. “We are real blessed to have a lot of balance. Therefor we need to use it.”

Quan Jackson and Londell King both finished with double-digit points for Godby, and a combined 28 points on the night. Chiles was unable to slow down or disrupt the Cougars scoring.

“We knew this was going to be a tough game,” said coach Mcnell. “I was wishing we had not given up as many easy buckets inside and dunks.”

At the end of the first half, Chiles trailed 45-21. But they went into the half-time with a positive note after Nic Myrick knocked down a half court shot at the buzzer to give his teammates and fans something to cheer about in the first half.

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Leon Rolls


By FSU Intern Andrew Small
Andrew Small is currently attending Florida State University and will finish with a major in Editing, Writing, and Media with a minor in Communications. He has been into sports for many years now, but never the competing part. He loves the analysis of the games and writing about what works and what does not work. In the future, he hopes to become a journalist for Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, or a local sports writer working with either football or basketball.

 Edited By Managing Editor Max Fay, who also is an FSU Intern

Tallahassee, FLA. (Franchisesportsonline.net) – Leon High got a big win over FAMU DRS before the playoffs begin next week. With a final score of 66-50, the Lions played strong right out of the gate with great distribution between all of their players.

The reason for the Baby Rattlers fall to Leon was due to getting into foul trouble. With 1:28 left in the third, FAMU DRS (11-13) committed their seventh foul, putting Leon (14-8) in bonus for the rest of the game. Due to this, the Lions would go 10-for-14 from the free throw line after going into the bonus and made 22 of 32 on the night.

While both teams had their moments, the play of the night would go to PF Chris Leon of FAMU DRS. After a missed jump shot from the right side of the court, Leon grabbed the rebound and dunked the ball with two hands. The crowd’s reaction was priceless after the play from both team’s supporters.

Sean Crowe, Head Coach for FAMU DRS, said that the foul trouble was to “prepare for the playoffs.” Admitting he has a bit of an undersized team, Crowe wanted his players to prepare for the playoffs by being tougher on bigger players like Dylan Frison (6’4”) and Brashun Burney (6’3”). Combine, Frison and Burney would shoot 67% from the Free Throw line.
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Leon falls to West Gadsden in season opener

November 19, 2014

By Andrew Small
Edited: Max Fay

Tallahassee, Fla. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Leon is coming off of an impressive 19-win season, champions of their division. Coach Rick Davis and the Lions hope they can build on last year’s success with an impressive showing in their season opener against West Gadsden. But with some new faces in the crowd, including nine new players (four by transfer), the transition won’t come easy.

The fourth quarter became the undoing of Leon Tuesday night. Jeremy Myers’ massive dunk midway through the fourth could not spark a rally, and Leon fell to West Gadsden 66-53.

West Gadsden turned up the defensive pressure and outscored the Lions 18-6 in the fourth. Myers left the game injured with two and a half minutes to play and would not return.

“We need to be more aggressive on both sides of the ball,” said Davis. “Also, we gave up too many second chance shots.”

A close game through three quarters fell out of reach for Leon. The Lions actually led at half time after Stanley Davis’ three-pointer beat the buzzer to give Leon a 33-31 lead.

“I knew it was a big shot,” said Davis. “And I knew that I had to make it for the team.”

Leon then jumped out to a hot start in the second half as Davis found Trejan Davis open for three. But West Gadsden relied on the consistent scoring of Card, who scored 11 points and put the Panthers back on top 48-47 heading into the fourth quarter.
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Big Rivalry Weekend as FSU Soccer Faces Florida & UCF

Credit: Florida State Sports Information

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It’s rivalry weekend for the third-ranked Florida State soccer team as the Seminoles (2-0-0) travel to play No. 8 Florida (2-0-0) in Gainesville on Friday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. before returning home to face No. 17 UCF (2-0-0) on Sunday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. Friday night’s match will air live on SunSports.


This weekend will mark the first two ranked opponents the Seminoles will face in 2013. Florida State faced the Gators (No. 22) and the Knights (No. 9) last year with both teams ranked in the top 25 at the time of the meeting. FSU was victorious in both matches by identical 1-0 scores.  The Seminoles went on to finish the 2012 campaign 11-3-0 against ranked foes and 4-2-0 against teams ranked in the top 10. Under head coach Mark Krikorian, Florida State is 62-33-8 all-time against ranked opponents.


Against Florida, Florida State has won nine of the last 15 games in the series, including two in a row – the Seminoles longest win streak in the series since 2005 and 2006. The last seven matches have been decided by one goal including two of the last four in overtime.

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53 FAMU Athletes Make MEAC All-Academic Squad

Courtesy of MEACsports.com 

NORFOLK, Va., – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announces the 2012 Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, recognizing 814 student-athletes from the conference’s 13 member institutions who achieved academic success during the 2011-12 academic school year.  The team honors student-athletes, including sophomores to seniors, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

“I am excited to highlight the 814 student-athletes who maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average during the 2011-12 academic school year,” said Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas.  “I would like to commend the administrators, athletic academic support staff and personnel, coaches, institutions, and parents for their contributions to the academic success of these student-athletes.”

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Tallahassee Jewels’ Look Forward to Getting in Full-Pads

 Feb. 14, 2012


With just about two months away from the start of the 2012 women’s tackle football season, the Tallahassee Jewels are getting ready to strap on the pads for their first practice in full pads.

For the last two months, the ladies of the Tallahassee Jewels have been conditioning and preparing for their upcoming season.

“We are starting to see the fact that the players are getting stronger and faster,” said coach Andrew Brown. “They are coming along pretty quick.”

The team has been practicing three days a week at Godby high school for their first game on April 14, against the Acadiana Zydecoon, who finished last in their conference last season with a 1-7 record. Continue reading Tallahassee Jewels’ Look Forward to Getting in Full-Pads

College Basketball (W): FAMU 102-NCCU 66 (Blitz Analysis)

By Ariel Bedford


The FAMU Lady Rattlers’ winning streak nearly matches the losing streak for the Lady Eagles of North Carolina Central University. So it was no surprise that FAMU was leading the Eagles 11-4 with just under 16 minutes into the game…. Continue reading College Basketball (W): FAMU 102-NCCU 66 (Blitz Analysis)

TCC Women Basketball: Preparing for Southern Challenge Jamboree(Blitz Analysis)

By Marcus Joseph

The Lady Eagles  of Tallahassee Community College were up at the break of dawn Tuesday morning, preparing for the Southern Challenge Jamboree (Scimmage) on Sat. Oct. 29. Even though the rest of the Big Bend area was still sleeping, Head Coach Teresa Atkinson and the 2011-2012 Lady Eagles were up running drills, reviewing plays and conditioning for their upcoming 2011-2012 season.


With an almost completely new squad this season, due to the departure of their veteran players, the newly formed Lady Eagles will look to use their acquired height advantage and discipline to win out the Panhandle Conference this season.The team finished last season with an overall record of 13-12, a Panhandle Conference record of 2-10 and a PCT of 0.520. After speaking with Assistant Coach T.J Royals, it is very clear that the team plans on improving on their overall record, and advancing further this season in conference play. The team will face-off at home this Sat. in the Southern Challenge Jamboree in hopes of getting one last chance of preparation before entering the season that begins on Nov. 4 at Darton College.

Check out what Assistant Coach T.J Royals had to say this morning before practice…

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Lady Noles Unsuccessful against UVA

Tenth-ranked Florida State gets close, but know cigar for the top ranked soccer team. The Noles kept the score close all night Saturday against No. 8 Virginia, but it wasn’t enough.

“Virginia is a good team,” said head coach Mark krikorian.  “They played good soccer.  It was a good game, good fight, but unfortunately for us we did not do everything we needed to do to win the game.” 

Tiffany McCarty, Brynjarsdottir and Huster all scored for the Seminoles on Saturday night in front a packed crowd of 1,590 inside Klockner Stadium, according to seminole.com. 

McCarty’s goal was the 40th of her career bringing her into a tie with Cindy Schofield as the all-time leader in goals at Florida State.  Brynjarsdottir tied a career-high against the Cavaliers with three points on a goal and an assist. 

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