Lightning and heavy rains played havoc with the high school football schedule last Friday night in Sarasota and Bradenton. Four games were cancelled due to weather. Week three of the high school season showcases some intriguing matchups in both counties.
Venice will try and bounce back from another tough loss to cross-county rival Manatee last Friday night as they host the much improved Riverview Rams. Riverview’s game last week against the Booker Tornadoes was cancelled due to weather.
Manatee (2-0) plays a second consecutive home game as they face Friendship Collegiate Friday night. After a shaky start last week against Venice, the ‘Canes offense exploded for 35 points. The team has not let distractions from off the field problems involving an assistant coach who resigned and suspended school administrators affect their game performance so far.
Southeast will try and avoid an 0-3 start to the season as they face Braden River at home. This game will also host an event to raise money for the American Heart Association. A Red Out will take place to bring awareness to heart disease, the number one killer of all Americans. Teams, students and community members are encouraged to purchase and wear an American Heart Association “Rock the Beat” shirt to school and to the game in honor of loved ones. T-shirts are being sold at the school for $10. All proceeds go to the American Heart Association.
For more information, please contact Jason Schiessl, at Schiessj@manateeschools.net.
Sarasota/Bradenton high school football schedule for Friday, September 13:
East Lake at DeSoto 7 p.m.
Braden River at Southeast 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast UStream.TV with Doug Miles and Ed Schneider)
LaBelle at Lemon Bay 7 p.m. (Broadcast on WENG 107.5 FM with Rich Spedaliere)
Lakewood Ranch at Bayshore (Homecoming) 7:30 p.m.
Riverview at Venice 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on WTMY 1280 AM with Steve Huggins)
Out-of-Door Academy at Booker 7:30 p.m.
Bradenton Christian at Imagine 7:30 p.m.
Mariner at Port Charlotte 7:30 p.m.
Cardinal Mooney at Lake Placid 7 p.m. (Broadcast on WSRQ 1220 AM with Ian Deuce)
Friendship Collegiate at Manatee 7:30 p.m. (Broadcast on WLSS 930 AM with Dave Bristow)
Saint Stephen’s at Trinity Prep 5 p.m.
Faith Baptist at Sarasota 7:30 p.m.
Cardinal Newman at IMG Academy 7:30 p.m.
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