The Daily Feed — Aug. 12, 2023

Welcome to The Daily Feed, your one-stop shop for everything high school sports in the Tampa Bay area. Whether you’re looking for the latest scores, highlights, interviews, or memes, we’ve got you covered. Every day, we’ll bring you a mix of social media posts, short stories, fun facts and links on what’s happening in the local scene. You’ll get to know the players, the coaches, the fans and the rivals. So, sit back, relax and enjoy The Daily Feed.


Dick’s Sporting Goods has deal for athletes, coaches

Athletes, coaches and staff that belong to the Florida High School Athletic Association will receive 20 percent off their entire purchase at Dick’s Sporting Goods the next two weekends (Aug. 11-14 and 18-21). The coupon is vaild in-store only.

Clearwater Academy looking to fill football schedule

Clearwater Academy needs opponents for varsity football games on Sept. 15 or Oct. 6. The Knights can host or play on the road. If interested, send a direct message on Twitter to Matthew Fleming (@CoachFleming612).

Zephyrhills Christian in search of kickoff classic

Zephyrhills Christian’s still is looking for an opponent for a football kickoff classic (preseason game). Those interested can send a direct message to the school’s athletic Twitter account (@AthleticsZca).

Wiregrass Ranch still looking for boys basketball games

Wiregrass Ranch’s boys basketball team need a few games to fill out its schedule. They available dates are on Dec. 12, Dec. 19 or Jan. 23. To inquire, send a direct message via Twitter to head coach Jeremy Calzone (@calzone32) or assistant Ross Van De Griek (@CoachRossWRHS).


Family bond

Land O’ Lakes’ coach Dan Goodspeed’s son, Grady, played in a flag football game during halftime of the Buccaneers’ preseason opener against the Steelers.

It was a special moment for Goodspeed, who played for the Bucs during their Super Bowl season in 2002.

Goodspeed also coaches his son’s flag football team, which is part of the Pirates Bay NFL Flag 5 vs. 5 boys and girls league.

But Goodspeed was unable to be on the field because he was coaching the Gators during their scrimmage Friday night.

Alumni Update

A pair of former area stars, offensive lineman Mason Cole (East Lake/Michigan) and receiver Diontae Johnson (Lennard/Toledo), started for the Steelers in Friday’s preseason against the Buccaneers. Cole provided protection for quarterback Kenny Pickett, who completed six of his seven passes for 70 yards and a touchdown on the opening drive. Three of those completions went to Johnson, who totaled 32 yards.

Fan Votes For Top Team Continue In Each County

The fan votes, which started last month, continue with the championship rounds in HernandoPasco and Pinellas counties and the semifinals in Hillsborough County.


Stone advances to US Women’s Amateur semifinals

Former Cambridge Christian standout Latanna Stone is playing in the US Women’s Amateur for the sixth time.

That experience is paying off.

Stone, who currently plays for LSU, moved through the quarterfinals on Friday. She is the first women’s golfer from the school to advance to the US Women’s Amateur semifinals since 2011.


Fan votes for top team continue in each county

The fan votes, which started last month, continue with the championship round in HernandoPasco and Pinellas counties and the semifinal round in Hillsborough County.