Monday, December 8, 2014

Football: Manatee's Booth, Lang third in voting

Manatee coach John Booth and running back Johnnie  Lang each took third in Class 8A in the Coach and Player of the Year balloting for the Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards.
Results were announced Monday.
In his first season at Manatee, Booth tallied 70 points, tying him with Miami Columbus' Chris Merritt. The Hurricanes went 12-2 and won district and regional championships under Booth, a 2000 Manatee alum hired in July.
Pembroke Pines Flanagan Devin Bush was first and Apopka's Rick Darlington was second.
Lang rushed for 2,116 yards and 32 touchdowns in his junior season and first as a starter. He finished with 56 points behind Player of the Year De'Andre Johnson of Jacksonville First Coast and runner-up Jacques Patrick from  Orlando Timber Creek.
Braden River's Curt Bradley (7A) and Cardinal  Mooney's  Josh Smithers and Reese Vita (3A), coach and  player of the year nominees in their classifications, did not crack the top three.
Voting was done by a panel of coaches and media members.

1 comment:

  1. Lets thinks about the positives of Manatee High School, for the kids sake!