Gent, Harris best week ever

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By The Staff

Two former Chiefland High football players had outstanding weekends on the college gridiron.

Cortez "Snoop" Gent, who graduated from CHS in 2005, is a sophomore wide receiver at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Florida Atlantic plays Division I football in the Sun Belt Conference.

Gent, who stands 6-2 and weighs 185 pounds, had the best game of his college career in a painful 33-30 triple overtime loss to visiting Louisiana-Monroe.

Gent had 11 catches good for 142 yards. On the season, Gent now has 38 grabs (second on the Owls) and 564 yards (first).

The loss was Florida Atlantic's first in the Sun Belt. The Owls are 3-1 in conference and 4-4 overall.

FAU's next game is Nov. 10 against Arkansas State. Remember, the Owls are at the Swamp to take on the Gators on Nov. 17.

Another ex-Indian who we just learned of is Chase Harris.

Harris is a senior kicker at Division II Mars Hills College in North Carolina. The Lions play in the South Atlantic Conference.

Harris is also coming off the best game of his collegiate career, as he banged home three field goals in a 39-13 victory over Lenoir-Ryne. His efforts helped the Lions break a three-game losing streak. Mars Hills is 5-3 overall and 1-3 in conference.

On the season, Harris is 6-for-7 in field goals and a perfect 30-for-30 in points after touchdowns.

Harris was also the first string place kicker last year. He was 3-for-6 in field goals and 24-of-26 in extra points.

Mars Hills is at Tusculum this week.

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This coming Sunday at 4 p.m. will be a NFL game that will most likely set viewing records.

Of course, we're talking about the Colts playing host to the Patriots.

They might as well call this one the Super Bowl, as both teams are easily the class of pro football.

February's Super Bowl XLII in Arizona will be hard-pressed to match this one.

Right now, the NFC just doesn't seem to have a team ready to compete at that level.

But there is a lot of schedule left in the season.

There are some things to look forward to. Perhaps the Pats and Colts will meet again for the AFC title. Perhaps someone in the NFC will get hot and be the sleeper.

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Last week, I predicted that the Rockies would defeat the Red Sox in the World Series. So what happens? The Sox sweep the Rocks.

Baseball can indeed be a very strange game.

The Rockies were red-hot heading into the World Series. They get a few days rest, and they're suddenly cold as ice.

Oh well, we'll have all winter to sleep on that one.

By the way, how far is the closest Spring Training camp from these parts?

Claude Lewis is a reporter for this newspaper. He may be reached at citizenclaude@bellsouth.net or by calling 493-4796.