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Dwyer wins State Championship; pulls off first ever undefeated season

By John Evenson



Orlando- The Dwyer football team completed a perfect 15-0 season on Friday night in style, by winning the Class 7A State championship. While the Panthers and their opponent Niceville went back and forth with touchdown scores on their first six possessions on the night, it was the Dwyer offense keeping their foot on the gas en route to a 55-39 win, their second State title in school history.


Alonzo Smith rushed for 219 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Daniel Parr threw for three touchdowns and ran in another.


"It means so much to me," said an excited Parr after the game, "to my teammates, my coaches. Everything we worked for up until this point was for this game, and I just thank god we got it."


It's the second time Dwyer has beaten Niceville to win a State championship, having beat them 42-14 in 2009 for their first title. The celebration came with an extra special feeling of being the only undefeated team in school history.


"It's the best feeling in the World," says head coach Jack Daniels.

Dwyer wins State Championship; pulls off first ever undefeated season

Friday, December 13 2013, 11:57 PM EST

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UNDATED (AP) -- Kobe Bryant's season is officially over.

The Los Angeles Lakers guard has undergone surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff. Bryant is expected to need nine months to recover from his third straight season-ending injury, but the Lakers say their superstar doesn't believe his career is finished.

Bryant hurt his right shoulder while dunking last week in New Orleans.

Meanwhile, two other NBA superstars are hurting. Cavaliers forward LeBron James is sitting out tonight's game against Portland with a sprained right wrist sustained in a hard fall at Detroit last night. James got hurt late in the third quarter when he fell after trying to block a shot by Pistons guard Jodie Meeks. He is also doubtful for Friday's game against Sacramento.

Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant is missing a second straight game because of a sprained big toe on his left foot. Durant was hurt Sunday in a loss to Cleveland.

In other NBA injury news:

-- Kevin Martin has returned to Minnesota's lineup after missing the previous 34 games with a fractured right wrist. Martin averaged 20.4 points and shot 48 percent on 3-pointers in nine games this season before he was injured.

-- Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his injured left knee. Walker leads the Hornets in points, assists and steals.

-- And Denver's JaVale McGee is back after missing 26 consecutive games with a strained muscle in his lower left leg.

SUPER BOWL

PHOENIX (AP) -- It's cold and flu season and apparently even Super Bowl quarterbacks aren't impervious to getting sick. Patriots' signal-caller Tom Brady says he's been dealing with a cold for about four days now but adds he will be ready for Sunday's Super Bowl 49.

Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman reacted by laughing and saying, "His arm doesn't have a cold."

Brady went through a full practice on Wednesday despite his cold. He's listed as probable on the injured report with an ankle problem.

Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner and Seahawks safety Earl Thomas are listed as questionable for Sunday's Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. Browner has a knee injury and Thomas is bothered by a sore shoulder.

MLB-PLAYER MOVES

UNDATED (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract with a one-year option.

Janssen had spent his entire big league career with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 29-24 with 90 saves and a 3.52 ERA since 2006. He compiled a 3.94 ERA last season, converting 25 of his 30 save opportunities.

Also in the majors:

-- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal for $6.425 million. Freese batted .260 in his first season with the Angels, getting off to a weak start in his first AL season before finishing with 10 homers and 55 RBIs.

-- The White Sox have come to terms with free agent infielder Gordon Beckham on a $2 million, one-year contract. The Sox also announced that outfielder Dayan Viciedo (dy-AN' vih-see-AY'-doh) has been designated for assignment.

-- Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a four-year, $6 million contract. The 25-year-old is a left-handed hitter who batted .356 during the 2012-13 season for Villa Clara in Cuba.

NHL-BRUINS

UNDATED (AP) -- The Boston Bruins have placed veteran forward Simon Gagne (gahn-YAY') on waivers for the purpose of releasing him. That's according to a person familiar with the.

The Bruins announced two weeks ago that Gagne was placed on their "suspended" list and would miss the remainder of the season following the death of his father in December.

The two-time 40-goal scorer and 2000 Calder Trophy winner was attempting a comeback with Boston after missing all of last season. He had three goals and an assist in 23 games with the Bruins this season.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Semifinal play for the women is tonight, U.S. time, at the Australian Open. Top-seed Serena Williams is facing fellow American Madison Keys while second-seed Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) is play No. 10 Ekaterina Makarova.

In a men's semi, sixth-seed Andy Murray is facing No. 7 Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK'). The other men's semi-final match will be played Thursday night, U.S. time.

In head to head action, Sharapova leads her series with Makarova 2-0 while this is the first meeting between Williams and Keys. Berdych tops Murray in their series, 6-4.

FED CUP

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- The U.S. Fed Cup team has announced its roster as it tries to regain a spot in the upper division of Fed Cup competition. Captain Mary Joe Fernandez has announced that the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, along with teenage Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys have been chosen for the squad along with 30-th ranked Varvara Lepchenko.

The American's will face Argentina in Buenos Aires on Feb. 7th.

The Americans have fallen out of the Fed Cup's World Group for just the second time since the current format was introduced in 1995. They must beat Argentina then win another series in April to return to the top group next year.

NASCAR-PEARSON

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR Hall of Famer and former three-time Cup champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered on Dec. 9.

Pearson's family has released a statement saying he is "doing great and well on the road to recovery."

Pearson's 105 Cup wins are second-most all-time behind Richard Petty's 200.

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