District 8A-6 Preseason Glance

Class 8A, Region 2, District 6

Teams: (2014 record)
Alonso Ravens (3-7)
Manatee Hurricanes (12-2)
Newsome Wolves (5-5)
Palm Harbor University (1-9)
Riverview Sharks (2-8)
Sarasota-Riverview Rams (4-6)
Steinbrenner Warriors (3-6-1)


2015 Outlook:
Much is up in the air in terms of predicting this district beyond the favorites, Manatee. Even they are going through a bit of transition this offseason, but have more than enough playmakers and prospects to navigate this group. Three of the four Hillsborough County teams look to be legitimately pushing for that second postseason spot and if the travel doesn’t wear some of them down, then this could be considered a fantastic accomplishment to finish in one of those top spots behind the ‘Canes.


Keep your eyes peeled for:
Alonso: (QB/RB/WR)-Jaylen Striker, (DE/OLB)-Obie Cruz
Manatee: (DE/OLB)-Kwanzi Jackson, (QB)-AJ Colagiovanni
Newsome: (WR)-Jake Huelsman, (RB)-Nate Simmons
Palm Harbor University: (DE/T/TE)-George Tsiouklas, (RB,SS)-Nick Gust
Riverview: (QB)-Reed Grable, (RB)-Quon Lambert
Sarasota-Riverview: (QB)-Dominic Caldwell, (RB)-Oshea Grant
Steinbrenner: (LB)-Patrick Lukert, (LB)-Tyler Mirabella


Fall Classics:
Alonso vs. Countryside
Manatee vs. Largo
Newsome vs. Spoto
Palm Harbor Univ. vs. Mitchell
Riverview at Plant City
Sarasota-Riverview vs. Lakewood Ranch
Steinbrenner at Sickles


District Schedules:
Alonso vs. Manatee
Newsome at Palm Harbor University
Sarasota-Riverview at Steinbrenner

Alonso at Newsome
Palm Harbor University at Sarasota-Riverview
Riverview vs. Steinbrenner

Alonso at Palm Harbor University
Manatee at Steinbrenner
Newsome at Riverview

Manatee vs. Palm Harbor University
Newsome vs. Steinbrenner
Riverview at Sarasota-Riverview

Alonso at Riverview
Manatee at Sarasota-Riverview
Palm Harbor University at Steinbrenner

Alonso vs. Steinbrenner
Manatee vs. Riverview
Newsome vs. Sarasota-Riverview

Alonso vs. Sarasota-Riverview
Manatee vs. Newsome
Palm Harbor University vs. Riverview


Opposite district: 8A-5 (Cypress Creek, Dr. Phillips, Freedom, Oak Ridge, Olympia)
Biggest roadblocks in 8A North: Dr. Phillips, West Orange, Apopka, Osceola)