Bulldogs still need track coach
John McDougall’s term as Zephyrhills High boys track and field coach lasted less than three weeks.
He was named the Bulldogs coach May 25 and informed Zephyrhills principal Steve Van Gorden June 10 he was resigning from the school to take a position at Pasco Middle.
“Coach McDougall will be the head football coach at (Pasco Middle) and work with at-risk students,” Van Gorden wrote in an e-mail. “I wish coach McDougall the best of luck in his new position.”
Bulls reach national combine
Wiregrass Ranch High football team has three players invited to the National Underclassmen Combine Ultimate 100 Camp. The three players are junior Nick Lomba, running back and free safety; sophomore Brandon Teeling, defensive end and offensive lineman; and junior Dwayne Houston, defensive end and linebacker.
The southeast combine is in Atlanta June 19 and 20 for sophomores and juniors respectively. Those at the camp will run through similar drills prospective NFL players go through before they are drafted.
Ultimate 100 selects the top-100 football players in each region to participate. The organization says 50 percent of those who have attended the camp have gone on to Division I colleges. The event is sponsored by Rivals.com, which ranks incoming college athletes, and is covered by ESPN.com and Scouts Inc.
“To have three players go and represent their immediate and our Bulls football family is a great honor,” said Wiregrass Ranch football coach Jeremy Shobe. “To be included within the top 100 in the southeast is saying a lot about their parents, themselves and our team. I know that they will give their best and make us proud.”
For more information on the combine, visit www.ultimate100caps.com.
Herrera to Southern University
Sunlake High midfielder Carlos Herrera signed the first college scholarship in Seahawks soccer history by signing with Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Sunlake coach Sam Koleduk said Herrera will likely play defense for Southeastern.
Herrera scored 10 goals while adding 21 assists as a senior and was a three-year varsity starter and team captain for Sunlake, according to Koleduk. The 21 assists are a school record. He also helped the Seahawks (19-4) set a program record in wins.
“He is a great leader and soccer player, but an even better person,” Koleduk said. “Southeastern University is the perfect fit for Carlos and I’m extremely proud to have coached him.”
Jamie Byrd gets Iowa State offer
Pasco High linebacker and fullback Jamie Byrd recently received a scholarship offer from Iowa State University.
Byrd has also drawn attention from University of Florida and University of South Florida scouts. He also has offers from Purdue University, Georgia Southern University and Youngstown State University.
Byrd led the Pirates with 129 tackles, six sacks and four fumble recoveries in 2009. As a rusher he had 136 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns.
Weatherford gets two more offers
Land O ‘ Lakes High quarterback Stevie Weatherford recently received two more scholarship offers, this time from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Southern Mississippi.
The offers come on the heels of Weatherford completing 11 of 17 passes for 351 yards and six touchdowns to one interception in the Gators 42-0 spring victory against Wiregrass Ranch. The game was called at halftime because of bad weather.
Weatherford already had offers from the University of South Florida, Boston College, Iowa State University, East Carolina University and Southern Methodist University. He finished last season with 128 completions, 2,052 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Wildcats pick Florida Atlantic
Wesley Chapel High track and field athletes Dana Cannon and Ashley Hinds recently signed letters of intent to attend Florida Atlantic University. Both compete in the 400-meter dash.
Cannon set her personal record of 57.75 seconds to finish runner-up in the Class 2A Region 3 tournament this year. Hinds is still somewhat new to the event, but showed enough potential to earn the scholarship offer.
-All states as recorded to Maxpreps.com by coaches as of June 14. Kyle LoJacono can be reached at or (813) 909-2800.
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