|photo by Grant Jefferies|
This is according to the folks at floridahsfootball.com, which has the Hurricanes' game with Tallahassee Lincoln atop its rankings of the top 20 spring football games.
"Look for this spring game to be like a typical Friday night game rather than just a game to figure out what is working right and what needs to be fixed.," the caption read.
Manatee spent most of last season ranked No.1 in the country by MaxPreps, USA Today and ESPN before falling to Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas in the Class 7A state final.
Aquinas went on to beat Lincoln for the 7A title.
Friday's game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Hawkins Stadium.