Spring football jamboree at Armwood

Kelly Parsons, Times Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

Armwood 24, Plant City 0


Spring game-breakers: Tampa Bay Tech didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard in the first half, and running back Jaquavious Johnson rushed for 65 yards on four straight plays to find the end zone one minute and 22 seconds in. Titans quarterback Michael Penix Jr. finished 4-for-5 with 101 yards passing, including a 35-yard touchdown pass to Malik Young and an 8-yard touchdown pass to Justin Mazariegos. The Titans defense held Strawberry Crest to 32 yards rushing and 32 yards passing. … Armwood quarterback Devin Black threw for 126 yards and two touchdowns, both caught by Jerome Ford, who ended the night with 83 yards on the two receptions. Armwood scored its other touchdown when Caleb Sutherland blocked a punt and returned it 15 yards to the end zone. Armwood's defense limited Plant City to 34 yards on the ground.

Nothing much fazes new Plant City coach James Booth

By Scott Purks, Times Correspondent

May 04, 2017

PLANT CITY — James Booth has coached football teams loaded with four and five-star athletes, and teams loaded with no-star athletes.

He has stepped into a program that had one winning season in its entire 20-plus year history, and stepped into another program with one of the greatest winning traditions in the country.

He has also helped build a program with relatively no expectations, then helped managed a program that every year had state-title aspirations.

James Booth is Plant City football's next man up

by: Justin Kline Sports/Associate Editor Plant City Observer

May 13, 2017

Just over a week after the departure of Robert Paxia from the Raiders’ football program, the school announced that James Booth had accepted an offer to coach the team. Coming from 8A stalwart Manatee High School, Plant City presented an opportunity that the Hurricanes’ offensive coordinator couldn’t pass up.

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