October brings cooler weather and the heart of the district schedule for high school football in Sarasota and Manatee counties. A key matchup this Friday features two improving football programs as the Braden River Pirates take on the Sarasota Sailors at Ihrig Field at Sarasota High School in a district game.
Braden River (2-2) comes off a tough 20-18 loss at home last week to the Booker Tornadoes. The Pirates have dropped two straight games including a district loss to Lakewood Ranch. It’s a virtual must win for Braden River this week to qualify for the post-season.
Sarasota (2-2) is coming off a bye week and two straight losses including a 66-7 blowout to the Manatee Hurricanes. This is the first district game of the season for the Sailors.
Sarasota/Bradenton high school football schedule for Friday, October 4:
Palmetto at Southeast, 7 p.m. (Note) Played Thursday night Oct. 3
Bayshore at DeSoto (Homecoming), 7 p.m.
Braden River at Sarasota, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on UStream.TV with Doug Miles and Ed Schneider)
Charlotte at Riverdale, 7:30 p.m.
Bayshore at DeSoto, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on WWPR 1490 AM)
Riverview at Manatee, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on WTMY 1280 AM with Steve Huggins and WLSS 930 AM with Dave Bristow)
Bishop Verot at Out-of-Door Academy, 7 p.m.
Indian Rocks Christian at Bradenton Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Fort Myers at Port Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
North Port at Lakewood Ranch, 7:30 p.m.
Booker at Hardee, 7:30 p.m.
Dixie Hollins at Venice (Homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Oasis Charter at Saint Stephen’s, 7 p.m.
IMG Academy at Monsignor Edward Pace, 7 p.m.
Neumann at Imagine, 7:30 p.m.
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