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Manatee High School not traveling to pre-season football game

Manatee High School Senior Shebly Eikel says she started a petition to have her graduation at...
Manatee High School Senior Shebly Eikel says she started a petition to have her graduation at the Hawkins stadium and 2,400 signatures later ... the school board is allowing it.(wwsb)
Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 8:38 PM EDT
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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Manatee High School officials announced that its football team would not travel to Tampa Friday for a preseason game, due to COVID-19 concerns.

“In the interest of the health and safety of our coaches and players, we will not be traveling to play our pre-season game against Tampa Bay Tech this Friday,” the post read.

The Hurricanes’ home opener at Hawkins Stadium will be next Friday, Aug. 27, against Gulliver Prep, a private school from Miami.

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