| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:09 PM
HAMPTON — Maybe it was a simple miscommunication. Looking back, Hampton coach Mike Smith prefers the word "mistake."
It was last fall, at some point of another Crabbers' playoff season, when longtime assistant Danny Mitchell had a suggestion: Give...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Mike Ferrell, 62, a teacher and baseball and softball coach in Seminole County for 37 years, recently died after suffering a heart attack.
“He was a man of character,” said Gary Smith, who was a close friend and Ferrell’s assistant...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:02 PM
HAMPTON —In two-plus seasons at Hampton, Marshawn Williams made his mark. He rushed for 1,845 yards and 33 touchdowns, all while also starting at linebacker. His most famous moment: a 9-yard run burst up the middle for a 13-10 overtime win against...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 2:40 PM
HAMPTON — Curt Newsome doesn't talk around it or sugarcoat it. Getting fired stung. He took it hard. He took it personally.
But with the help of family, friends and coaching colleagues, he is back on his feet, with men he respects and admires in a...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:10 PM
It had been nearly two calendar years since Gloucester's last victory, and several players on its roster weren't around then. So, in other words, they didn't know what it's like to win.
But the Dukes cleared that hurdle Friday night with a 40-29 win...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The cornerback formerly known as Nigel Patten who now goes by Nigel Bethel committed to the University of Miami on Friday, setting off a celebration in the coaches office in Coral Gables.
The Miami Booker T. Washington cornerback, who worked out at FSU&...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:56 PM
HAMPTON — Asked once whether the Super Bowl was a must-win, former NFL coach Marv Levy put things in perspective. "World War II was a must win," he answered.
He was right, of course. But Thursday night was as close as you can get to a must-win for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Rewinding the week that was in Peninsula District football, in which an 18-year-old record took a tumble, an improving team matched its win total from last season, and the pupil got one over on the teacher.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marshawn...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:42 PM
HAMPTON — Trailing by a touchdown to start the second half, Heritage coach George Massenburg channeled his inner Sean Payton.
Just like the New Orleans Saints did three years ago in Super Bowl XLIV, the Hurricanes began the third quarter with an...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NFL Sunday Night Football schedule 2013 on NBC: Season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 5, with Baltimore at Denver on NBC. The first Sunday Night game on NBC is Sept. 8 with the N.Y. Giants at Dallas. Full NBC Sunday Night Football schedule below. ALSO SEE:...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Each summer the Daily Press sports staff convenes in the Caymans, cracks open a case of Sarsaparilla and, as Jimmy Buffett croons in the background, ponders the upcoming football season.
Topic A: How best to theme our preview section?
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:19 AM
COACH: Bubba Hooker (third season at Bethel, 15-7; ninth year overall, 19-63)
2012: 8-3, 8-1 (lost to Western Branch in Eastern Region quarterfinal)
Last time not in playoffs: 2010
Group: 6A South