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NFC Routes John Paul II

Devin Craig, Correspondent (@DevinCraigFS on Twitter)

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – In the opening round of the Florida high school football 2A playoffs, John Paul II took a short bus ride to play the favored North Florida Christian Eagles. NFC won 43-10 in a dominant performance offensively as well as defensively.

NFC running back Von Hayes totaled 115 yards and two touchdowns and Macho Arza added two touchdowns on the ground.

John Paul quarterback Brain Woodend gained 232 yards of total offense against the stout Eagles defense. Star running back Nehemiah Mitchell added 122 total yards as well as the Panthers lone touchdown on a 73-yard touchdown reception.

The first half was anyone’s ball game. The Panthers scored first with a 15-yard field goal on their opening drive.

Defensive line pressure led by Jalen Norwood forced Woodend into a grounding penalty that resulted in a safety to set the score to 3-2.

In the second quarter, Arza scored on a quarterback option from 25 yards out that gave the Eagles the lead. After a successful two-point conversion, the score was 10-3.

The Panthers answered quickly with what would be their first and last touchdown of the night on a 73-yard pass from Woodend to Mitchell.

NFC went on to score 33 points unanswered.

A 33-yard pass touchdown from Trey Fisher to receiver Deondre McCray kicked off NFC’s scoring tirade.

On the Eagles opening drive of the second half, they marched 50 yards down the field to scored on a one-yard run by running back Quan Myrick.

Later in the third, the Eagles would score again on an 18-yard pass from Fisher to Hayes. One series later, Hayes scored on a 15-yard scamper for the final score of the game.

“We feel like we have weapons,” NFC head coach Steve Price said. “Fisher’s been playing well and we have some great runners.”

John Paul’s historic season did not end as planned but the Panthers posted the schools all-time best record, 9-1.

“I’m very proud of my guys, they played great, they really stuck their necks out there. We had a terrific season,” -JPII head coach Kez McCorvey said.

Next week NFC will travel to Jacksonville and play University Christian.

Seminoles’ Simulate Game In Final Major Preseason Scrimmage

 Manuel earns solid marks, while defense also steps up production.

By Florida State Sports Information 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In virtually every aspect – except the lack of tackling – Thursday’s Florida State football scrimmage was as close to a game situation scenario as possible.

The Seminoles punted when three downs failed to yield a first down, kicked off after scores and even mixed in a few field goal attempts when warranted, mixed with a heavy dose of situational work.  In short, it was just what the ‘Noles needed with the Sept. 1 season-opener against Murray State just nine days away.

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Bennett Signs With European Basketball League

By Florida A&M Sports Information 

Antonia Bennett had a stellar four-year career with the FAMU Lady Rattlers. She capped her time with the Lady Rattlers by winning the MEAC Player of the Year award for 2012, leading her squad to a 21-win season. After acquiring her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in May, Bennett began working out for professional teams and leagues across the globe. While the WNBA is the desire of most college basketball players in America, the success and reputation of the European women’s leagues was not a let down by any means.

Coach LeDawn Gibson was excited, but not surprised that Bennett got the opportunity. “We knew Antonia was the caliber of player that could play at the next level. Combine that with the work ethic that she displayed, it’s no surprise to us that she’ll have the opportunity to play at the next level,” Gibson said.

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ACC continues bond with the Wounded War Project

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Photo By: Marcus Joseph

Florida State vs. Wake Forest

July 23, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that league will continue a conference-wide initiative to honor our nation’s military throughout the 2012 ACC Football season at both the conference and institutional level. In addition to ACC Military Appreciation Days, Wounded Warrior ProjectTM (WWP) will be the primary beneficiary of the ACC Championship Chase 5K presented by Harris Teeter in December and WWP Wounded Warriors will be honored at the 2012 ACC Football Championship Game.

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Martin Receives Contract Extension Through 2015

June 29, 2012



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University Director of Athletics Randy Spetman announced today that head baseball coach Mike Martin has agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension that will take the Hall of Fame coach through the 2015 season.

Martin completed his 33rd season as the Seminoles’ head coach in 2012 leading Florida State back to the College World Series for the third time in the last five years, a 50-win season and a top four finish.

“I love this university and I am excited about what the future holds for this program,” said Martin.

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Brevard Will Compete Against the Chinese, Russian and Australian Olympic Teams

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Florida State All-America center Cierra Bravard will compete on a U.S. all-star team in the Four Nations Tournament, held June 28-July 10 in China.

The all-star squad will participate in a three-game Pre-Olympic event against the Chinese, Russian and Australian Olympic teams. Afterwards, the U.S. team will play a series of games against the Chinese national `B’ team.

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Picked By Cleveland, Traded to Dallas

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Bernard James, who led the Seminoles to the 2012 ACC Championship, was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round (33rd overall selection) of the 2012 NBA Draft held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. James’ selection marks the fourth consecutive and eighth year in the last nine that a Florida State player has been selected in the NBA Draft. A total of nine Seminole players have now been drafted in the last nine seasons – all coached by 2012 ACC Coach of the Year Leonard Hamilton.

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FSU Smith Sets Sights on USA Baseball Once Again

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Rising senior outfielder Loren Smith of the Florida State softball team made her summer even more enjoyable after receiving word that she was one of 36 players chosen to compete at the U.S. Women’s Baseball National Team Trials.

Smith will head to Salt Lake City, Utah, on the University of Utah campus to compete for a spot on the United States Women’s Baseball National Team from July 28-Aug. 1. The Land O’ Lakes, Fla., native will look to be one of the final 20 members named to the national team and begin training with the squad starting on Aug. 2.

In her first season with FSU in 2012, Smith played in 26 games and started six primarily as an outfielder. She recorded her first home run as a Seminole on Feb. 25 against Marshall, hitting a three-run shot to put FSU ahead for good against the Thundering Herd.

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