Manatee County high school football schedules for the 2018 season for Bayshore, Braden River, Bradenton Christian, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, Out-of-Door Academy, Palmetto, Saint Stephen’s and Southeast high schools.
Paul Maechtle became Cardinal Mooney’s new head football coach after serving as an assistant in his post-Southeast High retirement. Lakewood Ranch named former Navy assistant Christopher Culton as its new head football coach.
Three former IMG Academy football players are set to play in Monday’s national championship game. Isaac Nauta (Georgia), Bo Scarbrough (Alabama) and Thomas Fletcher (Alabama) are expected to play. Dylan Moses (Alabama) recently returned to practice after an injury, while Saivion Smith (Alabama) just transferred to the SEC program.
Alex Hrycak of Marlin Quay Marina Fishing Charters filmed a rare leatherback sea turtle while out fishing on Sunday. The SCDNR says the turtle are making their annual migration of the Myrtle Beach coast.