The Florida Stingrays ended their three game slide this evening while securing the number three seed heading into the Southern Amateur Football Association (SAFA) playoffs. With the possibility of severe weather threatening the local area, the Stingrays hit the field Saturday night, took the opening kickoff and never looked back while racking up a 41-0 victory over the Palm Beach Mariners.
Stingrays head coach Chris Morant had his squad prepared to play on Saturday night, as Florida’s defense was swarming. The Stingrays recorded two safetys and played the majority of the game in the Mariners backfield. Palm Beach was never able to get untracked against Florida with plays as routine as the center to quarterback exchange proving to be a challenge Saturday night.
Saturday night’s event was billed as a fund raiser for local firefighter, Will Adorno, who suffered a stroke while on duty. A lot of new faces were seen at Rutenberg Park Saturday night, but ,with a weather forecast which predicted gloom and doom for the evening, the turnout was less than what was hoped for in order to help out our local hero. There was nary a drop of rain at the field this evening, only a temperature drop which required a light jacket by the second half.
Speaking with Stingray officials this evening, it appears that there is a strong possibility of extending the fund raising for Mr. Adorno to the next Florida game here in Fort Myers. Stay tuned for more details.
Those which shunned the doomsday weather forecast for this evening were treated to a great performance from the hometown Florida Stingrays. The win secures the number three seed in the SAMA playoffs and at least one home game. The Stingrays will await the remainder of the scores to come in this evening in order to determine who their playoff opponent will be.
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