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A 5-time state champion and nationally ranked high school football program located in Bradenton, Florida. Website: Manateefootball.com.

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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.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Herald Tribune: Canes get scare, then take charge

Link to the Herald Tribune.
Link to vote for Coach Kinnan for the USA Today's Regional Best Coach Contest.

FSU, Rutgers headline recruiters at Manatee vs. Palmetto game

Florida State, Rutgers, Minnesota, Presbyterian and Florida Tech recruiters/coaches were all present when Manatee traveled to Palmetto. In addition, Dwight Thomas, of LRS Sports Recruiting was in attendance.

Thomas was formerly the coach of Pensacola Escambia and won a state championship against Bradenton Southeast with former Dallas Cowboy NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith leading his team.
Link to LRS Sports Recruiting.  For Rutgers, head coach Kyle Flood was at the game. Kyle Flood biography

Friday, October 11, 2013

15 photos from the Manatee vs. Palmetto game

Link to Bradenton Herald.

Palmetto pushes Manatee but Hurricanes prevail in 4th quarter frenzy

Link to Bradenton Herald.

15+ Sarasota Herald Tribune photos of the Manatee vs. Palmetto game

Link to Herald Tribune.

ABC 7 video highlights of the Manatee vs. Palmetto game

Link to ABC 7.

WTSP: Kinnan advances to 2nd round of USA Today's best high school football coach vote

Link to WTSP.
Follow this link to vote for Coach Kinnan.

Manatee 35, Palmetto 14 (F)

Coach Kinnan now up for Regional USA Today Award Vote

Because he was the leading vote getter in Florida, Coach Kinnan is now up for the USA Today Regional Best Coach Award. Vote here.

Marquel Hines: Year to date highlight video

Link to Hudl.

ABC 7 and Herald Tribune coverage of Coach Kinnan being name coach of the year

Link to ABC 7.
Herald Tribune: Kinnan wins voting for coach of the year.
Coach Kinnan has advanced to the Regional vote. Link to the Regional Voting. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kinnan wins USA Today's Best Coach In Florida Vote; Regional round voting begins at Noon Wednesday


Link to USA Today totals.  Coach Kinnan tallied 41% of all votes cast, with a vote total of 28,490. Lakeland's Bill Castle came in second with 30% of the vote. The next round of voting begins at Noon on October 9th with the regional winner going on to the final national competition. Link to vote for Coach Kinnan in the regional vote.

From the USA Today..
The state round began Sept. 30 and ended Oct. 8. The 51 winners – each state plus Washington, D.C. - advance to a regional round, where they are divided among eight regions of six or seven coaches apiece. The regional round begins at noon (ET) Oct. 9 and ends at noon (ET) Oct. 18.

2013 Class 8A Standings

Link to Floridahsfootball.com.

Manatee moves up in Maxpreps.com national poll

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 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Daniel Doyle and Josh Meyer earn player of the (Riverview) game honors

Defensive lineman Daniel Doyle is the defensive player of the game. Doyle's 2 sacks and 5 solo tackles earned him the award. On offense, QB Josh Meyer threw for 168 yards on 15 completions with one TD. Link to Maxpreps.com article.

Ga Tech and Cinncinnati recruiters/coaches were at Manatee on Friday

Two big name programs came calling on Friday at Manatee. Ga Tech's Mike Pelton visited during the day and two coaches from Cincinnati were at the game including offensive coordinator Eddie Gran.

Link to bio on Ga Tech defensive line coach Mike Pelton.
Mike Pelton
Mike Pelton

Link to Cincinnati offensive coordinator Eddie Gran.
Eddie Gran
Eddie Gran

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Video of Manatee's Quenton Bundrage scoring on a 97-yard pass reception for Iowa State vs. Texas

Link to ESPN video.
Link to SBNation.com with photo.
Link to the Biglead.com with video.

Sarasota radio crew on Manatee: "Surprised in the difference in the caliber of players."

Link to file...Quote during the six minute review of the Manatee vs. Sarasota game: "Surprised in the difference in caliber of players...We thought Sarasota was on the right track..."

Photos from the Herald Tribune of the Riverview vs. Manatee game

Link to the Herald Tribune.

HT: Hurricanes crank it up, pull away from Rams

Link to Herald Tribune article.

BH: Manatee shuts out Riverview in Class 8A-District 7 rout

Link to the Bradenton Herald.

23 Bradenton Herald photos from the Riverview vs. Manatee game

Link to the Bradenton Herald.

50+ photos from Manateefootball.com

Link to Manateefootball.com

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Manatee climbs in national rankings

Manatee is up to #22 in the USA Today. Link to USA Today complete rankings. Link to all national rankings listed on Manateefootball.com.

Manatee's Brion Carnes has scored twice this year for Northern Iowa (Video of Carnes vs Iowa State)

Former Manatee QB Brion Carnes, who lead Manatee to the state finals against Plant, has scored twice for Northern Iowa so far this year. Carnes is contributing in a variety of ways for Northern Iowa including one he was not known for in high school - punt returner.Link to Carnes year to date stats. Link to Northern Iowa bio for Carnes (With video).

Photo credit: Northern Iowa Football.

Southeast vs. Manatee game photos by Don Keller

Link to professional photos by Don Keller.

Manatee's Blake Keller records two QB hurries for UCF against South Carolina

True freshman Blake Keller recorded two QB hurries in Saturday's game against South Carolina. Link to Blake Keller's UCF biography.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Former Manatee RB Ben Axon runs wild for Campbellsville

On Saturday Ben Axon ran for 101 yards and two TDs in Campbellsville's 54-22 victory over Belhaven.
Link to Campbellsville Tigers website.
2008 Youtube highlight video of Axon at Manatee.

Manatee's Ace Sanders pulls down four catches for Jax Jaguars vs Colts

Link to stats for Ace Sanders from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Manatee ended high school season for KC Chiefs RB Dexter McCluster

For long time Manatee fans the name Dexter McCluster of the Kansas City Chiefs might sound familiar. McCluster, who returned a punt for a TD on Sunday, had his high school season ended at Hawkins Stadium when he was playing for Largo High in 2005. McCluster's 170 yards against Manatee that night were not enough to prevent the Largo Packers from losing to the Hurricanes in the playoff game, ending the season for Largo.
Link to video of Sunday's punt return.
Link to KC Chiefs player bio of McCluster.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Manatee continues moving up national polls/rankings

Link to Manateefootball.com's rankings page.

Walters, Meyer and Christmas are players of the (Southeast) game

Players of the game for the Southeast vs. Manatee game:
Overall: RB Trevon Walters; Offense: QB Josh Meyers; Defense: DL Demarcus Christmas.
Link to Maxpreps.com players of the game.

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 or WLSS (930 am) radio.

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