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The win was the Saints' 14th in the last 15 outings, and the second time this season that Santa Fe edged the Bobcats by a single run. SF scored first in the opening inning. Jonathan Logsdon had a one-out triple, then touched home after a fielder's choice from Nick Herndon.


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For more events before Pasco County was created inplease see the Hernando County timeline. This was last revised on March 25, About to Native Americans known as the Tocobaga Indians live in small villages at the northern end of Tampa Bay. Fort King Road is cleared. Construction begins on the fort that would become Fort Dade, at the intersection of Fort King Road and the Withlacoochee River, near present day Lacoochee.

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With the Pasco-Hernando high school football series resuming Friday after a two-year layoff, the Times is taking a weeklong look at memorable games and personalities.

Sometimes it came in the form of a subtle shift of position along the line of scrimmage. Other times it was a sweeping alteration in the way he lived his life.

In Pasco County, most remember Miller for what has become known as "the block. The play permanently catapulted Miller into Dade City folklore. Not only did it give Pasco the district title, it snapped a game losing streak to the team's most bitter rival.

I was so excited after the block that I forgot to pick up the ball and run it back for a touchdown. I could have because the ball was still live, but I just stood there jumping up and down.

Today, Miller, 30, is recovering from a stab wound. Last Thursday night, while walking to his family's home in Dade City, he said he was attacked by two men he referred to as members of the Lock Street gang.

One of them stabbed him, he said. The wound, 4 inches deep, is in his left midlower back and resulted in a collapsed lung.

Pasco entered that famous game working on an undefeated season But the Pirates, who were in the district, needed a win to secure a playoff spot. The problem was, Pasco had lost 10 straight games to Hernando. We felt we were one of the best in the state.

Hernando's Theo Woods scored the game's first touchdown with a 2-yard run in the first quarter. But Pasco answered in the second quarter as quarterback Brad Starling found Gary Broner for an 8-yard touchdown pass. The game remained tied at 7 until the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Hernando's Wesley Harris recovered a fumble at Pasco's Two plays later Woods, who finished with yards, gave the Leopards a lead with a 6-yard touchdown run.

Quarterback Alan Stewart connected with Kevin Sutton for an apparent two-point conversion, but the play was called back on a penalty. An unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty dropped the Leopards 15 yards farther back, and the follow-up kick failed. Starling found Greg Sims in the back of the end zone, and Pasco went ahead with left.

But Hernando drove the ball to Pasco's With 6 seconds left, Yoder booted what appeared to be the game-winning yard field goal. The Leopards, however, were penalized 5 yards for illegal procedure.

In the midst of the penalty confusion, Miller switched positions on the line of scrimmage. The junior, who had lined up on the right side of the rush, moved to the left just before the kick.

He had an open lane. They had all their strong players on the right side, and I had a straight line to the kicker. I got it clean. There was nothing he could do.

Yoder, now a Hernando County sheriff's deputy, said, "I can still see Marvin coming out of the corner of my left eye, and as soon as my foot got to the ball he was all over it. It was a clean block. It was a great play. As the Pirates gathered in the middle of the field to celebrate, one more element was added to the storied history. The sprinklers came on in the middle of the field and drenched the Pasco players, coaches and fans. I can't say for sure that it was intentional, but everyone who was there at the time felt that they had done it on purpose.

Yoder, still recovering from the letdown of his blocked kick, said he noticed the sprinklers. All of it, Miller pointed out, came about because of change.

And being willing to change would prove crucial for the defensive back in the following years. After graduation, Miller's life spiraled downward.

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He sold drugs. He took drugs. Between andhe was arrested and three times convicted of selling drugs.

All three times he pleaded guilty and served, by his estimation, about three to four years in prison. In Juneafter being released from his third stint in prison, Miller said he finally tuned in to a song that had been playing in his heart from the day he was born. Marvin Miller found Christianity.

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