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Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Manatee High football inked more Div. 1 FBS scholarships in 2014 than 13 U.S. states

The headline is not a mistake! This year's record number of 12 Manatee High signers, seven of them FBS schools, is remarkable when you review the national data on FBS signers that was recently published by Dallas Jackson at NATIONALHSFOOTBALL.COM.

Manatee's seven FBS signers exceeded the number of signers for 13 states. Another way of looking at the numbers, Manatee High exceeded the total number of signers for 10 US states combined.

For more details on the exhaustive 4-year study of the Division 1 "Talent Pool" visit: NATIONHSFOOTBALL.COM.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FloridaHighSchoolFootball.com: Statewide listing of spring football games


LINK to FloridaHighSchoolFootball.com's list of upcoming spring football games. Manatee hosts Haines City on May 23rd.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Manatee grad giving love to a Southeast alum

 Mar 20
USF's proudly retweeting news of Mike Jenkins returning to Tampa. That's a Manatee grad giving love to a Southeast alum ...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Manatee wins county weightlifting championship; Football's Dylan Beauchamp wins heavyweight division

Congratulations to Manatee football strength and conditioning coach Rich Lansky and his weightlifting team. Manatee won the county weightlifting championship at Palmetto High Thursday night. The Hurricanes were lead by offensive lineman Dylan Beauchamp, who won the Heavyweight division. Another offensive lineman, Michael Galati, finished second in the Heavyweight Division and wide receiver Joe Andruzzi won the 169-pound division. For more details, visit BRADENTON.COM.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Manatee WR Joe Andruzzi wins county weightlifting championship - 169 pounds division

Congratulations to Manatee Senior WR Joe Andruzzi for winning the County weightlifting championship tonight at Palmetto. Andruzzi won the 169lbs and under class.

More print and video coverage of USF practicing at Manatee High

LINK to USF Football's Instagram.
LINK to Manatee Football's Facebook.
LINK to ManateeFootball.com's photos.
LINK to Billy D Photography's Facebook.

The Manatee High contingent at Ferris State University (Photo); 4 former Hurricanes on Division II FSU

The Manatee High contingent at Ferris
State University in Michigan
L to R: Antonio Agurs, Willie Smith,
JaJuan Pollock, Marquis Dawsey

FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY opens 2014 spring football practice today.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

University School players and supporters still claim they were "bamboozled" by Manatee

Recent posts on Instagram by members of the University School football team members and Instagram's "GridIronStuds" show that they are still upset at their loss to Manatee this past season. In a post from two weeks ago, they claim they were "bamboozled" by Manatee. The POST includes a photo of the University School players in the Manatee visitor's locker room. The post says: TBT: In the locker room before getting bamboozled @ Manatee in 2013 season.

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first definition of bamboozle is to "deceive by underhanded methods." No explanation was provided in the post...University School joins the long list of South Florida teams that have lost to Manatee in high profile games since Joe Kinnan has been at Manatee: Miami Southridge (State Championship game), Ft. Lauderdale Dillard (State Championship game), Miami Carol City (State Championship game), Miramar and Miami Central two years ago and University School last year.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

CBS, Bradenton Herald, Herald-Tribune and more coverage of USF's practice at Manatee High

LINK to Tampa Bay's CBS 10 story: Taggart returns to where his winning all began.
LINK to Bradenton.com story: Jack Harbaugh predicts success for Taggart at USF.
LINK to Herald Tribune story: Taggart brings bulls to Manatee.
LINK to Collegespun.com: Video: Taggart brings out a young fan to call a play during USF's spring practice at Manatee High.

More video coverage of USF's practice at Manatee High with interviews of Derrick Calloway, Mike Mills and more

Link to Tampa Bay CBS 10 coverage of USF's practice at Manatee High. Interviews with  DERRICK CALLOWAYMIKE MILLS and more.

Video: Jack Harbaugh tells story of how his son Jim, now the head coach of the 49ers, came to Manatee to recruit Willie Taggart to WKU

LINK to Tampa Bay CBS 10 coverage of USF's practice at Manatee high.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

USF's Taggart: Manatee chosen for USF scrimmage because of winning tradition; all-time winningest high school team in Florida

LINK to ABC 7 story and video on USF's practice at Manatee High School along with interviews with Willie Taggart and current Manatee wide receiver junior Kelvin McKnight.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Younger brother of former Manatee QB Brion Carnes making name for himself in college

LINK  to a story discussing the University of Northern Iowa track team that features Brandon Carnes, the younger brother of former Manatee High QB Brion Carnes. The brothers both now attend UNI.

Manatee O-lineman and weightlifter Dylan Beauchamp up for "Athlete of the Week" Vote

To cast your vote for Dylan Beauchamp for "Athlete of the Week" visit the HERALD-TRIBUNE. Beauchamp was nominated because of his first place finish at a recent weightlifting meet.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

USF to move its football practice to Manatee High this Saturday; Practice is open to the public



USF Head Coach Willie Taggart is returning to Manatee High this Saturday...and bringing his entire USF football team with him. Taggart, a former Manatee High QB, will have USF conduct its Saturday practice at Manatee High. The practice will be open to the public. LINK to Bradenton.com story. LINK to the USF Football media release.

BCSNN.COM: Recruiting review of the Temple Owls including the signing of Manatee's Brodrick Yancy


LINK to the Temple Owls recruiting review that covers Brodrick Yancy's signing. The Owls signed a large number of players from Florida.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Herald-Tribune: Manatee offensive lineman Dylan Beauchamp impressive in weightlifting victory

Beauchamp, Manatee football's strongest player, helped lead the Manatee High weightlifting team to a 4th place finish at the Sarasota Sailor invitational. Beauchamp "dominated" the heavyweight division with a combined score of 675 points. LINK to the great Herald-Tribune feature story on Beauchamp by Michael Kolligian.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Manatee's Ryan Fines makes the Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 Florida high school football players for 2015

LINK to the Orlando Sentinel's entire Top 100 including where Manatee DL Ryan Fines placed on the list.
LINK to Bradenton Herald story on Fines verbally committing to the University of Miami.