Bradenton's Cord Sandberg, a Manatee High alumnus, is chasing his football dream after announcing he was giving up pro baseball. He signed to Mississippi State out of high school in 2013. Florida, LSU, Auburn and UCF are showing interest.
The Manatee High wrestling team paid homage to one of its founders Friday night, and on Saturday the Hurricanes recognized the stellar achievements of a current member as part of the 2018 Coach Kelly Memorial Hurricane Challenge.
Editor’s note: These are power rankings, meaning hypothetical head-to-head matchups aren’t considered. Actual head-to-head games, how the team is trending and recently performed are weighed. Considerations to keep teams where they were after a loss are based on the opposition’s strength and how close a game was.
Sure it’s preseason, but Friday night’s Kickoff Classic at Lyle Flagg Field between visiting Manatee and Seffner Armwood, two perennial powerhouses with eight state championships between them, proved to be anything but classic.