Royal A. Shepherd (RoyalShepherdFS on Twitter), Director
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) –
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.
The National Champion Florida State soccer team started its preseason camp this week, adding eight freshmen to the 2015 roster.
The Seminoles will open their season on August 21 in the Lobo Invitational, taking on New Mexico and Southern Cal in Albuquerque, N.M.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced the Seminoles’ as the No. 1 ranked team in the country, the highest preseason ranking in school history.
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.”
By: Royal A. Shepherd, Production Director
Crawfordville, Fla. (FranchiseSportsOnline.net) -The Wakulla High School football team gave the community its first look at what to expect from next year’s squad in the Annual Blue and White game on Friday.
The War Eagles took Jerry Reynolds Field at J. D. Jones Stadium to evaluate the team’s progress since the beginning of spring practices. The result was a 14-14 draw at the end of nearly one half of play.
The blue team featured future Florida State wide receiver Keith Gavin and the nation’s top duel-threat quarterback Feleipe’ Franks. Franks said he enjoyed the light-hearted contest.
“This is a fun game. We come out her to be competitive but to have fun in the same sense,” he said. “It’s always nice to come out here to enjoy these moments with family and friends and to get better.”
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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Fans can celebrate the 2013 BCS Championship with the team inside Doak January 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Credit: Florida State Sports Information
Tallahassee, Fla. –The National Champion FSU football team will hold its official celebration Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. inside Doak Campbell Stadium. The event is free as is parking. Stadium gates will open at 1:00 p.m.and Seminole Village on Langford Green will be open at 11:00 a.m. Parking will be available on the south side of the stadium as well as in the parking garages next to the intramural fields and by the soccer/softball complex.
Fans are asked to enter Doak Campbell through Gates C, D, F, G or X on the south side of the stadium by the Seminole Sport Shop and Unconquered statue. The parking lots outside the Moore Athletic Center on the north side of the stadium will not be available for fan parking. The celebration is expected to last a little over an hour.
By Brenden Martin, TCC Sports Information – @brendenmartin28
TAMPA, Fla. (November 1, 2013) – The Tallahassee Community College Eagles started the season off on the right foot as they defeated the Hillsborough Community College Hawks 72-61 in NJCAA women’s basketball action.
Friday’s season opener marked the beginning of the Franqua “Q” Bedell era at Tallahassee Community College.
Tallahassee came into tonight’s game ranked No. 5 in the FCSAA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Poll while Hillsborough was ranked No. 9. It was the first of three meetings between the two teams this season.
The Eagles played very well, leading by as many as 25 points before Hillsborough made a late charge to close the final margin.
Four players scored in double-figures for the Eagles. Tallahassee native Tyeshia Guinnie was the leading scorer with 21 points. Right behind her was Addesha Collins with 15 points.
Tallahassee, Fla. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Tallahassee high school football players and coaches will be able to show exactly what they have been working on this off-season Thursday night at Gene Cox Stadium.
Lincoln, Leon, Rickards and Godby high school will be participating in a football jamboree, each team will play each other at least once and each game will last two quarters.
Over the last 19-day period, high school football programs all over Florida have been working on the fundamentals and techniques of football, and also installing new schemes on offense and defense in preparation for the upcoming 2012-13 football season.
Players will have the opportunity on Thursday night to display a quick view of whats to come for their program in the fall of the 2012. Coaches will also be able to evaluate where their program stands at this point in game.
The Franchise Sports crew was able to check out all the teams that will be participating in the activities Thursday. And, to get a view words with coaches before the big event.
Check it out here….
May 10, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Four members of the 19th-ranked Florida State University softball team were honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Thursday as it released its selections to the All-ACC Softball Team.
Junior third baseman Briana Hamilton, junior second baseman Tiffani Brown and redshirt junior pitcher Monica Perry highlighted the Seminoles chosen on the All-ACC First Team. Freshman pitcher Lacey Waldrop was an All-ACC Second Team selection.
“I’m very proud of our four student-athletes who earned All-ACC recognition,” head coach Lonni Alameda said. “Each did a fantastic job of putting themselves in the position to earn individual awards by working so hard at their game. Having four selected to the All-ACC Team is a tribute to a gratifying regular season that we hope gets even better into postseason.”
April 24, 2012
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State University and the Seminole Soccer program announced on Monday, April 23 the schedule for the 2012 season.
The Seminoles will open the season with three straight road matches before finally returning to Tallahassee for their home opener against intra-state rival Florida on Friday, August 31.
“The goal every year is to compete for a national championship and we feel that we have put together a very challenging schedule with some early tests on the road that will help prepare our team both physically and mentally,” said head coach Mark Krikorian.
This past week former FAMU DRS volleyball player Floya Fisher signed to play collegiate volleyball at Florida Memorial College in Miami. Franchise Sports Reporter Ariel Bedford took a moment to talk with assistant coach Diane Lewis and Fisher about her accomplishments and much more. Check it out…