Game Preview | Football Looks to Improve to 2-0 Record Against Fierce Rivals Palmetto


Jen Uccelli

Junior running back Sedrick Irvin takes a handoff from senior quarternback Carson Haggard. The Raiders take on their next opponent, Palmetto, today at 4 pm at home.

Ethan Melendi, Sports Editor

This Thursday, the varsity football team will look to improve to a 2-0 record against  Palmetto coming off a 20-7 win in the season opener versus the Manatee Hurricanes from Bradenton. This will be the Raiders’ first and only matchup against Palmetto in the regular season and it’s setting up to be one of the most anticipated games of the season. Meanwhile, Palmetto has a 1-1 record and is coming off a close 21-19 win against Homestead. After a shortened season last year due to COVID, both teams will be looking to get used to the regular season format. 

The Raiders haven’t had a lot of time to prepare for this game, but nonetheless feel ready to take the field at home.

“It’s been rainy most afternoons,” said senior safety Jaime Garcia. “We’ve been watching lots of film, so we have a good understanding of the game plan.” 

The Raiders look set to take on Palmetto this Thursday, Sept. 2, at 4:00 PM on the Sean Taylor Memorial Field. 

UPDATE: The game has been postponed to Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:30 PM on the Sean Taylor Memorial Field.