Manatee Hurricanes ARE No. 1 today where it matters -- here at home. And what a fantastic victory. Everyone either is talking about being at the best game they've ever seen, or wishing they had been there (darn it, I'm the latter). As Vin Mannix captures in today's story, it was a stirring triumph Friday night over St. Thomas Aquinas.
And it was here at home that the Canes beat the former top high school team in the nation. As John Lembo wrote Friday night after the big game, Manatee shocks nation's No. 1 team. What better way to put us on the map!
You'll find more coverage here at Bradenton.com/sports and throughout the week as our team prepares for the trip to Orlando next Friday, where we hope they'll claim the state championship over Tampa Plant at the Citrus Bowl.
Everyone is talking about the Canes -- even Six String Sanctuary, a fantastic music blog by our former ME (and former co-author of this blog) Jim Smith, weighing in from Milwaukee). His headline? Manatee magic is music to my ears.
That's a tune we love.