Cougars Host Wolves in Regional Semifinals Tonight (Nov. 23)

The undefeated Durant Cougars vie for their second prep playoff win, facing the Newsome Wolves at home in Plant City at the Ron Frost Stadium. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) regional semifinal games kicks off at 7:30 p.m.


The undefeated, Class 7A-District 8 champs, the Durant High School Cougars, continue their march for a state crown tonight, Nov. 23, with the second game of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) playoff season. The Class 7A-Region 2 semifinal game, at the Ron Frost Stadium in Plant City, kicks off 7:30 p.m. against crosstown rivals the Newsome Wolves.

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Durant faces the Wolves (7-4 overall, 4-1 in league play), ranked nationally and in the state at 1,322 and 104, respectively, according to MaxPreps.com.

The Cougars (11-0 overall, 5-0 in league play) are ranked 262 in the nation and 17 in the state, up 200 and 18 spots, respectively, according to MaxPreps.com. En route to tonight's playoff game, the Cougars this season beat Freedom, Alonso, Brandon, Wharton, Plant City, Chamberlain, Newsome, East Bay, Riverview, King and Tampa Bay Tech (see chart below).

This will be the second time Durant faces Newsome; on Oct. 18, the Cougars beat the Wolves, 38-28.

The Nov. 23 playoff game kicks off 7:30 p.m. at Durant High in Plant City, at 4748 Cougar Path.

Also in playoff action tonight are Armwood at Hillsborough, Plant at Orlando Dr. Phillips, Lakewood at Robinson, Tampa Catholic at Clearwater Central Catholic and Carrollwood Day at Naples First Baptist.

  • See FHSAA Football Playoffs Schedule for Nov. 23

Going into tonight's game, the Cougars in 2012, under head coach Mike Gottman, have amassed 394 points in 11 outings, averaging out to 35.8 points per game. Their closest game was a one-pointer win over Wharton. The Cougars this season have had shut-out victories against Alonso, Brandon, Chamberlain and King. They scored 57 points in two games, against Freedom on Sept. 1 and Nov. 2 against Riverview.



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2012 Durant Cougar Football Schedule / Scores

Date Opponent Field Score / Time Sept. 1 Freedom Freedom Win (57-7) Sept. 7 Alonso Durant Win (29-0) Sept. 21 Brandon Brandon Win (36-0) Sept. 28 Wharton Wharton Win (13-12) Oct. 5 Plant City Plant City Win (22-7) Oct. 12 Chamberlain Durant Win (49-0) Oct. 18 Newsome Durant Win (38-28) Oct. 26 East Bay East Bay Win (28-3) Nov. 2 Riverview Riverview Win (57-27) Nov. 9 King Durant Win (31-0) FHSAA Playoffs

Nov. 16 Tampa Bay Tech Durant Win (34-7) Nov. 26 Newsome Durant 7:30 p.m.


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