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  • Help Panthers win a rally

    You can help Lecanto High School win a MyFoxPrep rally on Friday morning for that night’s home football game against Mitchell.

    To vote for the Panthers, text Prep2 to the number 94465, or visit www.myfoxtampabay.com, click on the sports drop down menu and select MyFoxPrep. The poll will be located down the right-hand side of the page.

  • UF freshman faces sexual assault allegation

    GAINESVILLE — Florida freshman Treon Harris went from potentially becoming the starting quarterback to being suspended indefinitely in a matter of hours Monday.

    Harris was banned from all team activities by the football program while authorities investigate sexual assault allegations made against him.

  • VB Notebook: Decisive week in districts

    C.J. Risak

    Correspondent

    The match-ups for the upcoming district tournaments will be decided by week’s end.

    Three of these matches are critical, and Seven Rivers Christian will be involved in two of them. Tonight, the Warriors host Leesburg First Academy, a team they lost to in straight sets in the first week of the season.

  • On the same page

    C.J. Risak

    Correspondent

    It’s been a long time since Shannon Fernandez and Olivia Grey didn’t play on each other’s volleyball team. This season, Lecanto is reaping the benefits of that relationship.

    “Since the second semester of eighth grade, we’ve been playing club together,” said Grey.

  • Unable to finish

    NEW ORLEANS — Tampa Bay’s Mike Glennon barely had time to search the field before New Orleans defensive end Junior Galette raced into the backfield untouched and tackled him.

    The Bucs quarterback went down in the end zone for a safety and with it went the momentum Tampa Bay had built in earning a double-digit, fourth-quarter lead on Sunday.

    Tampa Bay allowed 17 unanswered points and lost to the Saints, 37-31 in overtime.

  • Panther boys, Lady Pirates finish top 10

    Tony Castro: Correspondent

    SHADY HILLS — Citrus County harriers returned home sans any team trophy hardware following Saturday’s 18th annual Gator Invitational Cross Country meet at Crews Lake Park.

  • Annual beating

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Florida relied on some unlikely stars to continue its decade-long mastery of Tennessee in an improbable manner.

  • Division still wide open in NFC South

    NEW ORLEANS — In a search for evidence that things could get better — quickly — coach Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints had to look no further than their next opponent.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who visit New Orleans today, looked like a lost cause during a humiliating, mistake-filled 56-14 pummeling at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons in a Thursday night game to open Week 3.

  • Can Gators keep win streak alive against Vols?

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has reason to believe it’s on the verge of ending nearly a decade of frustration against Florida.

  • Tigers tackle Rattlers

    David Pieklik

    Correspondent

    DUNNELLON — Dunnellon scored 45 unanswered points and its defense was an immovable object Friday, as the Tigers won their fifth straight with a 45-7 victory over Belleview on homecoming night.

    Trailing by a touchdown early, the Tigers (5-1 overall, 3-0 District 5A-5) dominated the rest of the game against the Rattlers (1-4 overall, 0-2 District 5A-5), holding them to 87 total offensive yards.