High School Sports

Hurricanes at a glance

Hurricanes at a glance

Head coach: John Booth, 2nd year, 12-2

2014 record: 12-2

Spring outlook: Manatee's biggest needs offensively are at quarterback, receiver and perhaps running back. Most of the offensive line returns. The Canes are switching to 3-4 defensive. Most of line is back, but there are open spots at linebacker and the secondary.

Coach's quote: "I am not coming in with the mentality that I hope to win. My mindset is that I expect to win. We certainly have an expectation here, and that's what makes Manatee special." -- Booth

Spring game; 7 p.m. Thursday, home vs. Venice, Lakeland. The Canes will play a half each against the Indians and Dreadnaughts, who will play each other in a middle segment.

-- Alan Dell, Herald staff