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27 posts from August 2007

August 26, 2007

BTW-Summerville: A couple of statistical corrections

In the middle of the 102 degree heat in South Carolina yesterday, my stat-taking skills also cramped up.

After further review of Dre's stat sheets, Booker T. game MVP Davon Johnson actually had 4 catches for 146 yards, instead of 3-103. He did have 2 TDs as originally reported. Therefore, Booker T. threw for 315 yards as a team, and Sancho McDonald's final passing numbers were 14-of-21 for 290 yards.

As for the game itself, the 36-3 rout was beyond impressive.

Summerville never seemed to have a chance. They were completely mismatched in terms of speed and skill.

August 25, 2007

Otis Gray's arrangements

Former Dillard coach Otis Gray, who passed away Thursday after a bout with colon cancer, will be memorialized next week.

The family will host a visitation Friday night from 6-9 at Fort Lauderdale's Mount Olive Baptist Church (409 NW 9th Ave.).

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10.

Game Day: Booker T. just hours away

As Ari Gold on "Entourage" would say, "It's Game day baby, BOOM!"

Waking up here just four hours from kickoff, the team is up and getting a quick breakfast before they pack up and head out.

If you haven't heard by now, BTW is set to make a first for Dade when they play on ESPN at noon in a national TV broadcast.

So if you're a high school football fan or a football fan in general, and seeing this at 11:59 am, haul tail to the TV and you'll catch some future college and maybe NFL stars in action.

I'll have an update on the site shortly after the game. And another live chat is in the works for tonight at 8 pm, if you want postgame chat.

Ok, gotta get into character.


Booker T. travels to Summerville, Day 2.

The team finally saw the place it will play when we traveled to Moncks Corner this afternoon.

The natural grass stadium at Berkeley High holds about 9,000 between the stands and the people that will lineup around the track.

ESPN is setting up its cameras already. Berkeley is Summerville's rival and how's this for state pride. A couple of people that were there setting up wished Booker T. good luck vs. Summerville.

Unfortunately, they didn't let us on the field. BTW did still practice earlier in the day.

One thing is for sure, this team has been well-fed.

We stopped at a place called Sticky Fingers. Between the ribs, spaghetti, mashed potatoes, the place was off the chain.

Among the other food stops were the always great Golden Corral and McDonald's.

I will have more coverage Saturday and after the game when I get back to Miami.

Game time noon Saturday, ESPN.

August 24, 2007

South Broward dominates Chaminade

Bemanuel South Broward looked legit today.

The Bulldogs have speed and power. A solid offensive line makes their already good backs look even better. South Broward dominated Chaminade 35-14 (21-0 in the first half).

Chaminade was not helped when star linebackers Tarik Rollins and Jordan Futch sustained minor injuries and did not return.


I just returned from Booker T. practice and am ready to answer your questions live for the next hour.

The Dade blog will begin live sessions like these Tuesdays at 7 p.m. during the football season, preceding the Eye on the U session by Manny Navarro from 8-9 p.m.

Let's hear ya


Broward Q&A session

I was thinking of doing this every Tuesday or Wednesday night, maybe from 7-8.

Is there any interest? What night is better? Does anyone care?

I know I'll get one response from the one I like to refer to as "Dizzle," but that will not count.

Answering Tagalog's questions

The Broward blog and the Dade blog have united. You get one, super-sized, extra large blog with both counties. Isn't that special? You get two blogs for the price of one. Wait. They're both free. Well, you get two for one click of your mouse. How's that?

Also, Joe Goody is now our Florida Gator reporter. He's got a Gator blog if you'd like to check in with him.


Is St. Thomas that good, or is Jackson that bad? The Raiders ran all over Jackson tonight in a 35-0 victory. STA's backs looked good. Real good.

Jackson's organization was not the greatest, however.

A roster arrived halfway through the first half. The Aquinas PA had to ask the band to be quiet four times so the stadium could observe a moment of silence for the passing of Dillard coach Otis Gray before the game. That was embarrassing.

August 23, 2007


Much thanks to those who participated in the morning session, I'll be back at 3 pm to answer more questions, and I've got Booker T. players around me if there are any Tornado fans out there that want to be heard as well.

Feel free to leave questions posted in the mean time, and i will pick them up later today.

thank you 3-0-5,