Clint Trickett, whose father is the Seminoles' QB coach, is leaving the school after seeing the writing on the wall that he will go from backup a year ago to further down the depth chart as other stars have shined during the preseason.
ALBANY — Westover’s girls soccer team advanced to the Region 1-AAAA title game Wednesday by beating Crisp County, 6-0.
The Lady Patriots will play top-seeded Cairo at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in Cairo for the title.
Westover’s girls haven’t won a region title since 2008, but this year’s team, which is led by seniors Katie Brown, sweeper Tan Young, and the Young sisters — Jasmine, a freshman, and Nellie, a sophomore — give Westover it’s best chance to bring home a title in years.
Brown scored twice and had an assist Wednesday and Nellie Young scored twice to lead Westover. Jasmine Young had an assist and also scored a goal, and Alisa Ivanina scored a goal. Amie Loudermilk had two assists, and Tan Young had a big day defensively.
Goalkeeeper Hope Johnson picked up her 14th shutout of the season as Westover improved to 14-2 overall and 13-1 in the region.
FSU backup QB Trickett to transfer
Florida State released quarterback Clint Trickett from his scholarship to allow him to transfer to another school.
Trickett, who will graduate in May but has one year of eligibility remaining, was battling with sophomore Jacob Coker and freshmen Jameis Winston and Sean Maguire to replace departed E.J. Manuel as the starter.
Entering the spring, Trickett was thought to be the front-runner for the job. But Winston appears to have the inside track after completing 12 of 15 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns in the spring game last Saturday.
“After a long meeting with Clint, he expressed he’d like to explore another playing opportunity, and I’ve signed off on his wish,” Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said.
Trickett, whose father is FSU’s quarterbacks coach, started two games as an injury replacement for Manuel in 2011, He threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns in a game against Clemson.