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Monday, September 30, 2013

Manatee player profile: Center Kyle Mauk

Link to highlight videos from 2013, 2012 and 2011.

Manatee's Trevon Walters visits University of Minnesota

A selection of Tweets from Manatee RB Trevon Walters while on his trip to Minnesota...

how's your visit to Minnesota going? Your a great player

  1. On my way to the biggest mall in America

Walters () is also set to make his official visit to on the 28th when the face Iowa

Manatee's Marquise Dawsey posts two tackles in Ferris State's victory on Saturday

Dawsey had two solo tackles including one tackle for a loss in the victory over Walsh. Ferris State is now ranked in the top 25 of Division II. Link to article on top 25 ranking. Former Hurricane Antonio Aggurs also saw action on Saturday for Ferris State.

Marquis Dawsey
Photo credit: Ferris State University

Billy D Photograhy: Incredible action photos from the Southeast vs Manatee game

Link to Billy D Photography.

Friday, September 27, 2013

ABC 7's coverage of Manatee vs. Southeast game (With Video)

Link to ABC 7.

Herald Tribune: Southeast vs Manatee game photos

Link to Herald Tribune photos.

Bradenton Herald: 21 Southeast vs. Manatee game photos

Link to Bradenton Herald game photos.

Manatee 62, Southeast 0 (Final)

Link to Maxpreps.com box score.

Former Dallas Cowboys head coach and current Kansas coach visits Manatee High

Dave Campo was at Manatee High today in search of future Jayhawks.  Link to Campo's KU bio.

Like us on Facebook - Manateefootball.com's official Facebook page

Link to the team's official Facebook page.

Manatee's run defense vs. Southeast's Courtney Allen

Link to Bradenton Herald story.

Ranking the best football programs in Florida from NFL, college and high school...Where does Manatee stand?

Link to footballscoop.com.

Southeast vs Manatee - History, predictions and more from the Herald Tribune

Link to Herald Tribune story.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Player profile: OL Dylan Beauchamp - Manatee's strongest player

Listed at 6'0, 288 pounds in the game program, senior Dylan Beauchamp holds the distinction as the strongest player on the entire team. Beauchamp weighs in with the team's biggest bench press - over 400 pounds - and was the only Hurricane to represent the team at last year's state weightlifting finals. Link to Beauchamp's highlight videos. Link to game photo by Don Keller.

Manatee still #1 in Bay News 9 poll

Link to story and complete poll.

Rivals.com: Manatee moves up to #18

Link to Rivals.com rankings.

AP Poll: Manatee still #1 in 8A

Link to Herald Tribune article.

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 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

News on former Manatee receiver, now Jacksonville Jaguar, Ace Sanders

ESPN Blog: Ace Sanders needed confidence boost
Photo: Ace Sanders is tackled in game against the Raiders.
Sanders nursing rib injury.

Video of former Manatee receiver Ace Sanders making acrobatic catch for Jaguars against Raiders

Link to video from the CBS game broadcast. Note:  #21 on the Raiders in the video is Bradenton Southeast High graduate Mike Jenkins.

Miami Herald uses photo of Manatee's Marquis Dawsey in action against Miami Central

A Miami Herald article this week trumpeting football talent in South Florida was accompanied by a photo of Manatee's Marquis Dawsey chasing a Miami Central running back. Link to Miami Herald story and photo.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/17/3631534/larry-blustein-south-florida-cultivates.html#storylink=cpy

Manatee's Demarcus Christmas video interview after Manatee vs. Sarasota game

Link to Sarasota Herald Tribune video interview. Video appears near bottom of the front page along with other news videos.

Maxpreps.com coverage of the Manatee vs. Sarasota game

Link to Maxpreps.com story.

ABC 7: Manatee offense comes alive (with video)

Link to ABC 7 coverage.

Herald Tribune: Manatee blows into Sarasota, swamp Sailors

Link to Sarasota Herald Tribune article.

Bradenton Herald: Manatee starts quickly, cruises to 4-0

Link to Bradenton Herald game story.

5 Bradenton Herald photos of the Manatee vs. Sarasota game

Link to photos.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dozier, Doyle and McKnight named Manatee players of the game

DE Diontay Dozier was named the overall player of the game, with DE Daniel Doyle (Defense) and WR Kelvin McKnight (Offense) picking up honors as well. Link to Maxpreps.com story and statistics.

Former Manatee WR Ace Sanders pulls down five catches in Jaguars vs. Raiders game

Link to story with more stats.

Manatee opponent spotlight: Sarasota Sailors

Manatee visits Sarasota Friday night.
Link to Maxpreps.com profile.
Roster from Hudl.

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

Listen live on 930 AM

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 

Past opponent spotlight: Former Good Counsel (MD) star excelling at Maryland

Stefon Diggs, who had two touchdowns for Good Counsel when Manatee visited Good Counsel in 2011, is succeeding at the college level.

University of Maryland's Diggs an electrifying presence.
Two TDs by Diggs helps Good Counsel hold off Manatee.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Manatee enters CBS Atlanta's Southeastern Top 25

Manatee getting exposure in Atlanta. Hurricanes earn a place on CBS Atlanta's Southeastern Top 25 poll. Link 

Worldwide exposure of Manatee football growing; Website garners visits from around the world

Manateefootball.com has posted 25,542 page hits since August 23rd...when the site was redesigned. Be sure and log-in Friday night for the live streaming of the Manatee-Friendship Collegiate game.

Top locations of Manateefootball.com website visitors:
1) US
2) Portugal
3) Ecuador
4) Japan
5) Canada

Friendship Collegiate Academy, D.C.'s rising stars, to face Manatee Hurricanes on Friday

Link to Bradenton Herald story.

Joe Pinkos' Weekly Game Forecast - Friendship Collegiate (DC) vs Manatee game

Link to see who is favored and by how much.

Bradenton Herald names Trevon Walters area player of the week

Link to the Bradenton Herald story.

Strong NATIONWIDE interest in Manatee football; Eye of the Hurricane passes 20,000 page views

Interest in Manatee football is strong and nationwide. Started in only May of this year, The eye of the Hurricane continues to grow in readership - surpassing over 20,000 page views. For more Manatee High Football see also the official website: www.manateefootball.com.

Here are the top locations of online visitors for The eye of the Hurricane:
1) Florida
2) Maryland
3) Georgia
4) Washington, DC
5) California
6) Virginia
7) New York
8) North Carolina
9) Tennessee
10) Indiana

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Manatee opponent spotlight: Friendship Collegiate (Washington, DC/Public Charter School)

Friendship (1-0) is a public charter school in Washington, DC. Any student in Washington can apply to enroll. The school also enrolls non-DC residents for the cost of non-resident tuition. 

Sports Illustrated feature on Friendship Collegiate.
Scout.com preview of Friendship.
Churchhill star transfers to Friendship.
Maxpreps preseason review of Friendship.
Friendship designing football schedule on a national scale

Bay News 9: Manatee comes from behind to defeat Venice 35-14

Link to Bay News 9 story.

10 News Tampa Bay: Manatee holds off Venice 35-14 (With Video)

Link to WTSP story and video.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway radio announcer impressed with Manatee football team's respect at JFK's tomb

Jake Query, radio announcer with 7,000 followers, tweeted he was impressed with the respect the Manatee football team showed at JFK's tomb. Manatee visited Arlington Cemetery and tomb when they were in Washington to play Gilman. Query was also visiting the tomb.

I have never heard of Manatee High School, but their football team was very respectful at JFK's tomb.

Jake Query


Indianapolis, Indiana · wnde.com/pages/query-sc…

Manatee vs. Venice game background

History on Manatee vs. Venice rivalry - subscription required.
Rivals.com Manatee vs. Venice preview.

Sarasota Herald Tribune Manatee vs. Venice game story

Manatee starts slows then rolls past Venice...Link to the Sarasota Herald Tribune story - subscription required.

Manatee vs. Venice game photos

Great Sarasota Herald Tribune photos from the Manatee vs. Venice game - Subscription required.

Bradenton Herald coverage of the Manatee vs. Venice game

Link to Manatee storms past Venice...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Suncoast ABC 7 coverage of the Manatee vs. Venice game (With Video)

Link to the game preview and the game highlights.

Manatee 35, Venice 14 (Final)

Maxpreps football box score.

Gilman coach demands apology from refs from the Manatee vs. Gilman game

Link to Baltimore Sun article.

Photos from Manatee's practice this week; Game preview capsule

7 photos from practice this week.

Manatee has short week to prepare for Venice

Link to Bradenton Herald story.

Manatee vs Gilman players of the game: Trevon Walters - offense; Demarcus Christmas - defense

Link to Maxpreps.com story. Manatee also had three runners make the century club against Gilman: Walters with 144 yards; Johnnie Lang with 127 and Josh Meyer with 100. Kelvin McKnight posted the highest number of catches, 13 and 105 yards with 2 TDs. On defense, Joey Lauro and Greg Reaves each tied with 9 tackles... Christmas posted four tackles, three of them for a loss.