Week two of the high school football season features some outstanding matchups in Sarasota and Bradenton. The Manatee Hurricanes (1-0), fresh off an impressive 44-14 win over the Gilman Greyhounds in Maryland Sunday night will host the Venice Indians (1-0). The game is a rematch of last year’s playoff game which turned out to be the ‘Canes final win of 2012 before losing to the eventual 7A State Champion St. Thomas Aquinas in the semifinal round.
The Sarasota Sailors (1-0) have gotten off to a solid start with wins in the kickoff classic over Dixie Hollins and last week over the Booker Tornadoes on the road. The offense has been strong racking up 86 points in two games led by running back Justin Austin and quarterback Caulin McNeal.
Former NFL’er Todd Johnson has his Riverview Rams (1-0) geared up to make a run at a district championship. The Rams defeated the Bayshore Bruins in week one and will host the Booker Tornadoes (0-1) at the Ram Bowl Friday night.
Sarasota/Bradenton high school football schedule for Friday, September 5:
DeSoto at Lehigh Acres, 7:30 p.m.
Braden River at Port Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Barron Collier at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Verot at Lemon Bay, 7 p.m. (Broadcast on WENG 107.5 FM with Rich Spedaliere)
Sarasota at Bayshore, 7:30 p.m.
Booker at Riverview, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on WTMY 1280 AM with Phil Russell and UStream.TV with Doug Miles and Ed Schneider)
Clearwater Countryside at Southeast, 7:30
Out-of-Door Academy at Calvary Christian, 7 p.m.
Cambridge Christian at Bradenton Christian, 7:30 p.m.
North Port at Lely, 7 p.m.
Lakewood Ranch at Jesuit, 7:30 p.m.
Venice at Manatee, 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on WWPR 1490 AM with Dave Bristow)
Cardinal Mooney at Admiral Farragut, 7:30 (Broadcast on WSRQ 1220 AM)
Citrus Park Christian at Saint Stephen’s, 7 p.m.
Palmetto at St. Pete Lakewood, 7:30 p.m.
North Beach Miami at IMG Academy, 7:30
Imagine at Keswick Christian, 7 p.m.
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