Saturday, December 8, 2012
Hurricanes Raiders state semifinal did not go as planned and the Hurricanes took an early exit Friday night.
The Manatee Hurricanes 2012 season came to heart-breaking end Friday night in Fort Lauderdale as they fell 35-18 to the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders. The Raiders scored on their opening drive and again on their third possession to carry a 14-3 lead into halftime. The Hurricanes picked up the pace on offense in the second half but simply could not contain the Raider offense or close out Raider offensive drives. "We couldn't get off the field on third down," said Joe Kinnan, Manatee's head coach. "We couldn't get off blocks and make plays." The Hurricanes scored both of their touchdowns in the second half. The first was an eight-yard touchdown run from freshman Johnnie Lang. The second was an 11-yard completion to senior Ja Juan Pollock. …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Titanic clash will play live on Patch as the Raiders challenge the top-ranked Hurricanes.
Can't make it to the game in Ft. Lauderdale. You can still watch all of the action live on Patch!
The Manatee Hurricanes take their number one national ranking and 25-game win streak to Fort Lauderdale to take on the state's last national champion in the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders.
The biggest high school game in the state will be played in Fort Lauderdale Friday night as the Manatee Hurricanes (13-0) square off against the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (11-2). The matchup is not a rarity by any means. Both teams have been amazingly successful in recent years. Together, they boast 11 state titles. Aquinas was the last Florida team to win a national title back in 2010, something the Hurricanes have a shot at should they win tonight. Aquinas has had the better of the rivaly in recent years. The teams met in the state semifinals in 2010 and the Raiders ran away with a 31-7 victory, a state and a national title. The Canes won in 2009 to the tune of 28-20 but the Raiders won in 2006 and again in 2005. The Hurricanes have …