Thursday, August 20, 2009

For Palmetto, it's Riverview times two

Palmetto's football team is getting a double dose of Riverview this fall.
First, the Tigers head to the Ram Bowl 7:30 p.m. next Friday for a kickoff classic. The two teams meet again when Riverview heads to Harllee Stadium for a non-district regular-season game Oct. 16.
Palmetto coach Raymond Woodie said it's a matter of geography - heading to Sarasota for an exhibition game was more practical than heading to Orlando Edgewater, which was also looking for an opponent.
And Woodie said he and Rams coach John Sprague have a good relationship, and Woodie credits Sprague for helping "show me the ropes" when Woodie was a young head coach at Bayshore.
"We've talked about treating the kickoff classic like a kickoff classic," Woodie said. "Of course, you want to have a good performance. But you really want to use it as a final evaluation piece."
The Tigers open the regular season Sept. 4 at Southeast.

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