Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hurricanes are all about now

The Manatee Hurricanes play host to Riverview on Friday night, and according to coach Joe Kinnan, that's all the team is thinking about.
"There are major, major implications for this ballgame," Kinnan said. "We couldn't stress it enough this week."
Manatee is 6-0 overall and 1-0 in Class 5A-District 10. The Rams are 4-2 and 0-1. A win puts Manatee in prime position to claim one of the district's two playoff spots, as well as on the doorstep of the program's first district title since 2006.
"It's a must-win game," Kinnan said. "And it's a must-win game for Riverview."
The Rams were shut out last week by Palmetto, which the Hurricanes beat handily during the second week of the season. Nonetheless, Kinnan said that is the furthest thing from his players' minds.
"I din't think they're underestimating Riverview," he said. "They know how big and strong Riverview is."
Nor is anyone looking toward next week's game against Venice, which could wind up being the district's championship game.
"I don't anybody is looking ahead at all," he said. "It's a focused, one-game season."
Kinnan said junior defensive lineman Drakkar Wilson will return to the fold Friday. Wilson, who had missed two games with an injury, has 16 tackles and one sack this season.
"He's going to play some," Kinnan said.

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