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Battle Tested

Battle tested, the Raines Vikings seek redemption against the First Coast Buccaneers this Friday. After a hard fought victory on the road  against Ed White, Raines High School set it’s eyes on Miami Northwestern in a rematch from last year’s thrilling game against two of the state of Florida’s perennial powers . When asked about the matchup against Northwestern, coach Deran Wiley said, “I feel like I’m in the SEC East!!! That is a good tough team and it gets no easier.

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We then turn around and play Bolles, First Coast, and Cocoa. We’ll watch the film from this game and clean up the execution. We have to be ready to play against these teams.” First Coast and Cocoa are both ranked top 10 overall in Florida, while Bolles and Northwestern are elite state programs that are state championship contenders year in and year out. After the close loss to Northwestern last week, Raines must now set it’s sites on First Coast. IMG_2449

Coach Wiley said it best when comparing his team’s schedule to that of the SEC. He can only hope that this will pay dividends if Raines makes a deep playoff run this year. The Vikings will certainly be battle tested if they make it to the state playoffs more than any other team in its classification. If there is a silver lining to playing such a tough schedule, most of these teams are not in the Vikings district. Meaning a loss to them doesn’t count against their potential playoff birth.


We will keep a close eye on this team performance during this tough stretch of games, especially district rival Bolles. In the meantime, its bragging rights time as Raines visits First Coast!



One Comment

  1. BomoTiera

    September 9, 2017 at 8:55 am

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