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9 hours ago, VeniceIndiansFootball said:

I've heard Manatee has scheduled Miami Northwestern week 1. Does anyone on here have any insight on this? Manatee is fielding their best team in a decade and will likely meet Venice in the regional finals for a shot at the final four. This would be a thrilling game.

I am friends with one of Port Charlotte's assistant coaches and he disagrees with your comment about Manatee fielding their best team in a decade. He told me that Manatee’s starting QB transferred to Port Charlotte back in January. This is his reply to your comment: "Well their run/pass quarterback is in our weightroom. We smoked them last year." And I think he expects Port Charlotte to beat Manatee again this upcoming season. Also, he's very surprised that Manatee is going to play Miami Northwestern during Week 1 this upcoming season, because again their starting QB transferred to Port Charlotte.

He also said Port Charlotte called Venice and they asked to play y'all week one, but Venice said Port Charlotte would hurt their strength of schedule, so y'all said no.

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8 hours ago, The Heartland Archives said:

I am friends with one of Port Charlotte's assistant coaches and he disagrees with your comment about Manatee fielding their best team in a decade. He told me that Manatee’s starting QB transferred to Port Charlotte back in January. This is his reply to your comment: "Well their run/pass quarterback is in our weightroom. We smoked them last year." And I think he expects Port Charlotte to beat Manatee again this upcoming season. Also, he's very surprised that Manatee is going to play Miami Northwestern during Week 1 this upcoming season, because again their starting QB transferred to Port Charlotte.

He also said Port Charlotte called Venice and they asked to play y'all week one, but Venice said Port Charlotte would hurt their strength of schedule, so y'all said no.

I seriously disagree with this assessment. Manatee is bursting at the seams with talent. They are looking forward to one of their best defensive lines in school history with the return of edge rushers Tristan Titus and Max Freeman as well as one of the top DT prospects in the nation in Tyreek Robinson. 2 of their 3 linebackers return in  Alex Papale and Dante Mcdowell. Daron Jean returns at safety, and they return all 3 of their starting cornerbacks in Omari Evans, Rashid Phillips, and Christian Johnson. That's 9 of their 11 defensive starters back in the lineup. 

Offensively, 3 of their linemen return and they have 2 dangerous receivers in Keyvon Reddick and Ramsey Cole. Tyron Jackson returns at runningback, and it appears that Manatee's coaching staff is going to give Elijah Perry the opportunity to run their offense. That's 7 offensive players returning from last season. The Canes have a very veteran squad returning in 2023. They think they can beat Venice and make the final four.  You will see how good Manatee is when the season starts in August. They're going to shock a lot of people. 

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Can't confirm NW playing Manatee, but I can confirm that Columbus will again play NW and Columbus is finalizing talks with Manatee as well for a preseason game. We already  had 2 OOS games fail to materialize: had a Georgia school drop us and a trip to Elder Cinncinati fell through a week ago, so I'm not gonna say this is 100% just yet.

 

Good to see Manatee back in the mix! Hope both Explorers and Bulls can make it happen over there on the West coast.

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20 hours ago, ExplorerHomer2 said:

Can't confirm NW playing Manatee, but I can confirm that Columbus will again play NW and Columbus is finalizing talks with Manatee as well for a preseason game. We already  had 2 OOS games fail to materialize: had a Georgia school drop us and a trip to Elder Cinncinati fell through a week ago, so I'm not gonna say this is 100% just yet.

 

Good to see Manatee back in the mix! Hope both Explorers and Bulls can make it happen over there on the West coast.

Manatee vs Columbus Week 0 is going to be a very interesting game. Explorer's offensive line vs Manatee's defensive line will tell the story. Don't sleep on the Hurricanes!

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20 hours ago, VeniceIndiansFootball said:

Manatee vs Columbus Week 0 is going to be a very interesting game. Explorer's offensive line vs Manatee's defensive line will tell the story. Don't sleep on the Hurricanes!

Oh, I'm not. We lose a lot on O-Line. Our offense may not average 35+pts a game like last season. However our D looks to be even better next year. I'm already predicting a very low scoring game week 0!

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50 minutes ago, ExplorerHomer2 said:

Oh, I'm not. We lose a lot on O-Line. Our offense may not average 35+pts a game like last season. However our D looks to be even better next year. I'm already predicting a very low scoring game week 0!

Will it be at Manatee or Columbus?

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22 hours ago, LakelandGator said:

QB1 is still at Manatee

Then why did one of Port Charlotte's assistant coaches told me that Manatee’s starting QB transferred to Port Charlotte back in January?

 

There are even people at the FLA Varsity board discussing this: https://flavarsity.forums.rivals.com/threads/couple-of-charlotte-county-football-notes.10369/

 

And MaxPreps, Hudl, and Twitter shows that Johnny Squitieri transferred to Port Charlotte as well:

 

MaxPreps:

https://www.maxpreps.com/fl/port-charlotte/port-charlotte-pirates/athletes/johnny-squitieri/?careerid=vdltl6taisvee

 

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/13654082/Johnny-Squitieri

 

Twitter:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnnySquitieri

 

So it appears Manatee’s starting QB did transferred to Port Charlotte, unless you don't consider Johnny Squitieri as Manatee’s starting QB from last season. But if Johnny Squitieri wasn't Manatee’s starting QB from last season, then why did one of Port Charlotte's assistant coaches told me that?

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1 hour ago, The Heartland Archives said:

Then why did one of Port Charlotte's assistant coaches told me that Manatee’s starting QB transferred to Port Charlotte back in January?

 

There are even people at the FLA Varsity board discussing this: https://flavarsity.forums.rivals.com/threads/couple-of-charlotte-county-football-notes.10369/

 

And MaxPreps, Hudl, and Twitter shows that Johnny Squitieri transferred to Port Charlotte as well:

 

MaxPreps:

https://www.maxpreps.com/fl/port-charlotte/port-charlotte-pirates/athletes/johnny-squitieri/?careerid=vdltl6taisvee

 

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/13654082/Johnny-Squitieri

 

Twitter:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnnySquitieri

 

So it appears Manatee’s starting QB did transferred to Port Charlotte, unless you don't consider Johnny Squitieri as Manatee’s starting QB from last season. But if Johnny Squitieri wasn't Manatee’s starting QB from last season, then why did one of Port Charlotte's assistant coaches told me that?

You are correct, Squitieri did transfer. A stupid move considering how good Manatee is about to be. Elijah Perry will play fine for them.

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On 3/21/2023 at 2:21 PM, The Heartland Archives said:

Then why did one of Port Charlotte's assistant coaches told me that Manatee’s starting QB transferred to Port Charlotte back in January?

 

There are even people at the FLA Varsity board discussing this: https://flavarsity.forums.rivals.com/threads/couple-of-charlotte-county-football-notes.10369/

 

And MaxPreps, Hudl, and Twitter shows that Johnny Squitieri transferred to Port Charlotte as well:

 

MaxPreps:

https://www.maxpreps.com/fl/port-charlotte/port-charlotte-pirates/athletes/johnny-squitieri/?careerid=vdltl6taisvee

 

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/13654082/Johnny-Squitieri

 

Twitter:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnnySquitieri

 

So it appears Manatee’s starting QB did transferred to Port Charlotte, unless you don't consider Johnny Squitieri as Manatee’s starting QB from last season. But if Johnny Squitieri wasn't Manatee’s starting QB from last season, then why did one of Port Charlotte's assistant coaches told me that?

Came with the receipts lol

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Wide receiver Jayce Barksdale is transferring from USJ in Tennessee to Venice for his senior season. Looks good on film and seems to be a good blocker. He should fit right in with our offense as Venice will be running the ball more than ever with the return of our entire offensive line, Alvin Johnson and Jamarice Wilder, Ashari Charles, Ryan Matulevich, Adam Paponotanikis, and now impact transfers Jayce Barksdale and Jaden Glasser.

 

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On 3/21/2023 at 2:21 PM, The Heartland Archives said:

Then why did one of Port Charlotte's assistant coaches told me that Manatee’s starting QB transferred to Port Charlotte back in January?

 

 

I trust what people at Manatee have told me about their QB1.

And you have every right to believe what people at PC tell you.

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