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Monday, December 30, 2013

Top Ten locations of readers of the Eye of the Hurricane

In order of the number of page views, the locations of the readers of the Eye of the Hurricane as of December 30th:

1  Florida
2 Maryland
3 Virginia
4 Georgia
5 California
6  North Carolina
7 New York
8 Tennessee
9 Texas
10 Pennsylvania

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Manatee offensive lineman Dylan Beauchamp starts in North-South Florida All Star Game

Manatee's Dylan Beauchamp started as an offensive lineman and was also able to showcase his talents as a center as the South beat the North, 44-24, in the North-South Florida All Star Game played in Sebring. Two other Manatee County standouts playing in the game were running backs Josh Hicks of Palmetto and Courtney Allen of Southeast.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Manatee offensive lineman Dylan Beauchamp selected for North-South All-Star Game

Manatee senior offensive lineman Dylan Beauchamp will play for the South in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) North-South All-Star game. The game will be held in Sebring on December 21st.
Link to Beauchamp's video highlights.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chamber of Commerce magazine uses Manatee Hurricanes photo to highlight school system accomplishments

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce's new glossy publication that describes all things Manatee County includes a photo of the Manatee Hurricanes taking the field. The photo accompanies a story on the Manatee County school system.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Football coaches and recruiters from Louisville, Missouri, FAU, FIU and more visit Manatee High

College football programs big and small visited Manatee over the past week - Louisville, Missouri, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Heidelberg, Beloit and others all had recruiters at Manatee.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bradenton Herald photos of the Manatee vs. Ft Pierce game

Link to Bradenton Herald.

Bradenton Herald: No fairytale ending

Link to Bradenton Herald commentary.

Bradenton Herald: Nothing clicks for Manatee in 17-15 region semifinal loss

Link to Bradenton Herald story.

Ft Pierce defeats Manatee 17-15

Ft. Pierce Central 7, Manatee 0 (Half)

Manatee QB Josh Meyer injured and out for remainder.

Bradenton Herald: Manatee at Fort Pierce Central playoff preview capsule

Link to Bradenton Herald game preview.

Bradenton Herald: 'It starts up front' on offensive line for No. 1-ranked Manatee Hurricanes

Link to Bradenton Herald feature on Manatee's O-Line.

Manatee vs Ft. Pierce Central: Watch the live video stream at Manateefootball.com or listen at WLSS 930 AM

Manatee hits the road to the East Coast for its game against Ft. Pierce Central. Go to Manateefootball.com to watch the game live with audio by the Manatee Football Radio Team. In addition, the audio will be broadcast over the radio at WLSS News Talk 930 AM. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Herald Tribune: It's 'Christmas' time (Feature story on Demarcus Christmas)

Link to feature story on Manatee's Demarcus Christmas.

Floridahsfootball.com pick for the Manatee vs Fort Pierce game

TCPalm: Manatee is 5-0 against Treasure Coast teams in the playoffs

Football: Manatee is 5-0 against Treasure Coast teams in the playoffs. Hurricanes have outscored the area 154-59 in those games.

Bay News 9: Manatee with tough road to the championship (Video)

Link to Baynews9.com

Manatee stat leader: Daniel Doyle leads team in QB sacks

Senior Daniel Doyle leads the Hurricanes in QB sacks with 11 so far this year. Video highlights for Doyle. Link to Maxpreps.com stats for Manatee.

TCPalm: Manatee vs. Fort Pierce preview

Link to the TCPalm preview story.

Bradenton Herald: It's Round 3 for Manatee, Fort Pierce Central in playoffs

Link to Bradenton Herald story.

TCPalm: No. 1 Manatee is terrific, but not invincible

Link to TCPalm, the newspaper serving the Fort Pierce area.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

TCPalm: Manatee is 'a good challenge' for Fort Pierce Central's defensive line

Link to TCPalm.com.

Palm Beach Post prediction: Manatee 31, Ft. Pierce ...

The prediction for the Manatee vs Ft. Pierce game from the Palm Beach Post.

Manatee football: Greg Reaves and Trevon Walters earn player of the (Vero Beach) game honors

Greg Reeves
Senior LB Greg Reaves was the defensive player of the game and RB Trevon Walters was the offensive player of the game. Link to video highlights of Greg Reaves.

Manatee moves up in USA Today national poll

Link to USA Today national rankings.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Article on Missouri recruiting that mentions Manatee's Trevon Walters

Link to Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

Manatee opponent spotlight: Ft. Pierce Central Cobras

Link to the FPC Twitter account
Grambling interested in FPC's OL Luis Saez.
Maxpreps.com preview of FPC.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sarasota Herald Tribune: Manatee hangs on to edge Vero Beach

Link to Herald Tribune article.

Bradenton Herald: Manatee survives challenge from Vero Beach with help from Trevon Walters + photos

Link to Bradenton Herald story.

Manatee High football's Trevon Walters posts another nearly 300 yard rushing game

Another night filled with highlight reel quality runs for Missouri commit Trevon Walters while running for 280 yards in the first round of the playoffs.

Mizzou they worked me tonight 41 carries for 280 3 tds.


ABC 7 TV - Video highlights of Vero Beach vs. Manatee

Link to ABC 7.

Rivals.com: Vero Beach vs. Manatee game preview

Link to Rivals.com story.

Sarasota Herald Tribune: Photos from the Vero Beach vs. Manatee game

Link to photos.

Manatee 34, Vero Beach 28 (Final)

Link to Maxpreps.com game recap.

Bradenton Herald: Manatee Hurricanes enter postseason 15-1 in home playoff games since 2005

Link to Bradenton Herald story.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

CSS Sports: Manatee #6 in Southeastern US high school football poll

Link to the CSS Sports Southeastern US high school football poll.

Orlando Sentinel: Perennial Power Bradenton Manatee altered the landscape...

Orlando Sentinel story on Apopka being overlooked in state and national polls. Link to story.

1,000 special edition Manatee football playoff koozies to be given out at the Vero Beach vs. Manatee game

1000 facebook LIKES! As a Thank You to HURRICANE Fans, www.manateefootball.com and the MHS Football Booster Club are giving away 1,000 special edition playoff drink koozies at Friday's Game against Vero Beach. Make sure you support your 2013 Hurricanes by coming out and cheering them on! GO CANES! Link to the Manatee Football Facebook page ... Link to the Manatee Football Booster Club page.

Missouri recruiter/coach visits Manatee on Thursday

Brian Jones

Missouri RB Coach Brian Jones visited Manatee on Thursday. Link to bio for Jones. Manatee RB Trevon Walters is a Missouri commit.

Group of Underarmour executives seek input from Manatee football players on new line of football gloves

A team of six Underarmour executives descended on groups of Manatee football players after practice this week to receive first hand feedback on what Manatee players like, dislike and want from future Underarmour football gloves. Manatee, which has a uniform/apparel contract with Underarmour, was one of only a handful of football programs being consulted. Information on Underarmour.

Manatee rises to #8 in the nation in Scout.com/Fox Sports poll

Link to Scout.com/Fox Sports 50.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Special over-cover of the regular Manatee football program highlights the 30-year anniversary of Manatee winning the state championship

This special edition Manatee football program was sold at the University School vs. Manatee game earlier this year. In addition to the historical front and back photos and stories, newspaper stories from the era from the Bradenton Herald were also included inside the cover pages.

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Manatee's Jake Stickler, a Georgia Tech commit, leads Manatee in its legendary pregame prayer (video/audio)

An impassioned Jake Stickler leads Manatee in its pregame prayer directly behind the goal posts where the Hurricanes assemble to enter the field...Link to video and audio. Source: Billy D Photography.

Rewind/Aug 2013: Tony Dungy speaks to the Manatee High football team

Former Bucs/Colts head coach and current NBC commentator Tony Dungy spoke to the entire Manatee football team as part of Manatee's character development program earlier this season. For details on what he said to the team and more photos of Dungy addressing the Canes visit Manateefootball.com.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Video of Bradenton Manatee RB Trevon Walters somersaulting over defenders and landing on his feet in the end zone for crucial score against University School

Incredible video from the University School vs Manatee game of Trevon Walters, a Missouri commit, capping a Manatee drive with an acrobatic and athletic score. (The Manatee vs. University School game was billed as the nation's top prep football game that week.) Link to video. See also from last year, Trevon Walters breaks free against another South Florida powerhouse - Miami Central.

Manatee center Kyle Mauk commits to The Citadel

#72 Kyle Mauk.
Center Kyle Mauk has committed to play football at The Citadel after a trip to the school last weekend. Link to Mauk's video highlights. Mauk is the third offensive lineman from Manatee to commit to play college football at the next level. Link to The Citadel's football program's website.

Travon Rumph Defensive Player of the (Palm Harbor) Game for Manatee

Link to Maxpreps.com story. Rumph posted seven solo tackles, 10 total tackles and 1 blocked field goal.

Bradenton Herald: Manatee's Daniel Doyle named Defensive Player of the Week

The Bradenton Herald selected the senior defensive end as the county's Defensive Player of the week.
Link to Doyle's stats and story.

Bradenton Herald: Manatee Hurricanes playoff tickets available Thursday

Link to news story on details of ticket sales.

Vero Beach High School football team official website with game videos

Link to website and game videos.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Manatee moves up in USA Today Top 25 and Maxpreps.com rankings

Here is the link for The USA Today's entire Top 25. Manatee is also headed up in the Maxpreps.com composite ranking. Link to Maxpreps.com.

"We are losing an icon..." Manatee Head Coach Joe Kinnan on the retirement announcement of Southeast High's Paul Maechtle

Congratulations to Paul Maechtle on an incredible career at Southeast! Link to Bradenton Herald story on Maechtle's retirement announcement.
Link to Herald-Tribune photos of Paul Maechtle.

New Orleans Times-Picayune: Manatee's Darian Dailey a possible starter in second year at Tulane

Link to article on Tulane's commitments including Manatee's Darian Dailey.

Temple assistant coach visits Manatee

Photo: Owlsports.com

The Temple Owls were represented Tuesday at Manatee with a visit by Temple WR Coach Terry Smith. Link to biography for Terry Smith. Current Manatee Hurricane WR Brodrick Yancy is a Temple commit.

QB nightmare: Manatee's 6-4, 285-pound FSU commit Demarcus Christmas flies toward a Southeast QB

In this picture from earlier this year, Demarcus Christmas (#90) shows off his vertical leap as he pressures a Bradenton Southeast QB into an overthrow. Photo source: Manateefootball.com

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Maxpreps.com: Meyer throws longest pass in league (District) this season for Manatee

The Josh Meyer to Brodrick Yancy 80-yard connection Friday night against Palm Harbor University was longest pass connection in 8A-District 7 play this year. Link to Maxpreps.com story.

Manatee cracks the top 10 in the Fox Sports - 50 national football poll

Link to see where Manatee placed in the poll.

Correction: No Hurricane Hotline Radio Show Tonight From Beef O' Brady's

The regular Tuesday radio show from Beef O' Brady's will not take place this week because there is no game this Friday.

Manatee opponent spotlight: Vero Beach - Game by game stats and season preview

Manatee kicks off its road to Orlando by taking on a one loss Vero Beach High School Team.
Link to Maxpreps.com stats and story.
Link to Maxpreps.com season preview for Vero Beach.

Join the Hurricane Hotline Show at 6pm at Beef O' Brady's every Tuesday

Come out and enjoy the eats and meet Coach Kinnan and the offensive and defensive players of the game at the Beef O'Brady's on Cortez Road. Dave Bristow hosts this radio call-in show with a live audience of Manatee football fans that can be heard on WLSS (930 am) radio.

When:    Tuesdays from 6 - 7 pm
Where:    Beef O'Brady's 
              4925 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Join the Hurricane Hotline Show at 6pm at Beef O' Brady's every Tuesday

Come out and enjoy the eats and meet Coach Kinnan and the offensive and defensive players of the game at the Beef O'Brady's on Cortez Road. Dave Bristow hosts this radio call-in show with a live audience of Manatee football fans that can be heard on WLSS (930 am) radio.

When:    Tuesdays from 6 - 7 pm
Where:    Beef O'Brady's 
              4925 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Manatee's entire O-Line and defense's Antonio Henderson earn player(s) of the (University) game honors

The entire offensive line is recognized for its efforts to help Manatee grind out a win. On defense, junior Antonio Henderson took home the honor. Henderson had nine tackles and a key fumble recovery.

Rivals.com: Manatee jumps to #12 in the nation after University win

Link to the Rivals.com 100

Maxpreps.com: Manatee moves up to #16 in the nation after win over University (Photo)

Link to the Maxpreps.com rankings.

Prepforce.com: Manatee makes the big jump, now #10 in the nation (Photo of Trevon Walters)

Link to Prepforce.com.

Manatee DB Darian Dailey commits to Tulane

Senior Darian Dailey has committed to Tulane according to Nola.com.

50+ professional photos by Don Keller of the University vs. Manatee game

Link to photos by Don Keller.

Brighthouse/Bay News 9: Video highlights of University at Manatee

Link to Bay News 9 story and video.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

172 photos by Maxpreps.com of the University vs. Manatee game

Link to Maxpreps photos of the game.

Post game Twitter tweets from University players: Manatee's stadium, atmosphere and fan noise impressed

QB #12 Sean White
It was crazy out there lol RT “: That was the loudest game I've ever been in... Really felt like a college game”
- RB #3 Lajuan Hunt
manatee stadium unreal
- DB #7 Rashaud Causey
Manatee crowd was crazy last night!!

Pregame tweet
The Suns have not lost in the regular season in 3 years since 2009

ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale tweet: "I would take MANATEE HS...vs anyone

I would take MANATEE HS Bradenton Fla football vs anyone - Wow Joe Kinnan does a fabulous job!

"Super sophomore" Johnnie Lang garnering national media attention

Link to Scout.com story that refers to Johnnie Lang as "super sophomore."

Saturday, October 26, 2013

ABC 7: Manatee comes from behind in thriller (Video)

Link to ABC 7 story and video.

From last week...WTSP (CBS-Tampa) selects Trevon Walters as player of the week (Video)

From last week, Manatee's Trevon Walters selected player of the week for his nearly 300 yard effort against St. Pete High.

Miami Herald: University School’s 19-game win streak ends in loss to Manatee

Miami Herald game story.

Orlando Sentinel: Manatee shocks University School with four straight TDs in 28-24 victory

Link to Orlando Sentinel story.

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: University falls to Bradenton Manatee 28-24

Link to Sun-Sentinel article.

Manateefootball.com: 50+ professional game photos

Link to Manateefootball.com's photos.

Herald-Tribune: Hurricanes rally to win battle of unbeatens

Link to Herald-Tribune story.

Maxpreps.com: #17 Manatee comes from behind to beat #13 University School (With video recap)

Link to Maxpreps.com story.

Bradenton Herald: Manatee Hurricanes erase 21-0 deficit, defeat nationally ranked Fort Lauderdale University

Link to Bradenton.com story on the game.

Bradenton Herald: 24 photos from the University School vs. Manatee game

Link to Bradenton Herald photos.

Herald-Tribune: 30+ photos of the University vs. Manatee game

Link to Herald-Tribune photos.

Friday, October 25, 2013

University vs. Manatee game makes front page of Miami Herald

The Manatee-University game received top billing in the Miami Herald, with a headline and photo earning a place on page A-1. The Manatee victory broke a 19 game University winning streak. Link to Miami Herald.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/#storylink=cpy

Post game Herald-Tribune interview of Manatee offensive lineman Dylan Beauchamp (Photo)

Dylan Beauchamp is interviewed by the Herald-Tribune. Link to this season's video highlights for Beauchamp.

Manatee proves Rivals.com wrong again

For the second time this year, Rivals.com predicated Manatee to lose a big game. This week Rivals picked Manatee to lose to University School. Earlier this season Rivals picked Manatee to lose to Friendship Collegiate.

Legendary comeback lifts Manatee to 28-24 victory over nationally ranked University School

Manatee fell behind 21-0 only to roar back to a 28-24 victory over nationally (#13) ranked Ft. Lauderdale University School. Link to Maxpreps.com story.  Link to the game's preview.

Manatee rises to #8 in the nation on Fox Sports 50

Link to Fox 50 story.

Maxpreps.com: Sunshine State showdown (University School vs Manatee) - the top game in the nation

Link to Maxpreps.com with front cover featuring University School QB and Manatee's Demarcus Christmas

Link to game story preview.

Bradenton Herald: Manatee to honor 1983 state football champions at tonight's game

Link to Bradenton Herald story.

Watch Manatee as it hosts University School ...Streamed live on the internet

Visit www.manateefootball.com at 7:30 to watch today's game live or listen over the air on WLSS 930 AM radio.

Friday, October 18, 2013

2013 Class 8A Scoreboard | Week 8

Link to floridahsfootball.com.

Herald Tribune: Professional photos of the Manatee vs. St. Pete game

Link to Herald Tribune photos.

Hurricanes wrap up district title; Manatee's RB Walters runs for nearly 300 yards

Link to Herald Tribune article.

Manatee 51, St. Pete 13 (F)

Link to Maxpreps.com story.

USA Today Rerank: Manatee #10 when using Massey computer rating system

Link to USA Today.

Manatee opponent spotlight: RB Reeves a big presence for (St. Pete) Green Devils; Video from spring game

Link to TampaBay.com.
Link to Big County Preps. (Video)

Hudl video highlights for St. Pete High

Link to Hudl.
Up until noon you can vote for Joe Kinnan as the USA Today's Best Coach...Follow this link.

Watch Manatee as it travels to St. Peterbsurg High tonight...Streamed live on the internet

Visit www.manateefootball.com at 7:30 to watch today's game live or listen over the air on WLSS 930 AM radio.

Link to vote for Coach Kinnan for the USA Today's Regional Best Coach Award.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Manatee's Mike Blakely named Special Teams Player of the Week at Hutchinson CC

Blakely was named the special team player of the week for Hutchinson CC. Blakely has returned 6 punts for 164 yards and one TD.

sophomore return specialist Mike Blakely was named the Jayhawk Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.