We got our 44th set of dates this afternoon before I ran out to run errands and, probably like several of you, put a small amount of income into tonight’s drawing.
Stanton’s email means there are six of seven teams in hand for 2A-District 3 — looking at you, district champ Ridgeview — and we’re close to 60% complete.
The 2A Blue Devils will begin the season with a weekend IBT, competing in Terry Parker’s Arlington Optimist Invitational, a two-day event on December 7-8. Stanton will then host its first of two home events on the year, a tri-meet that also includes Baldwin and Fernandina Beach, on the 13th. The Blue Devils will then close out 2018 with a short trip up north to Yulee for the two-day Yulee Duals on the 21st and 22nd.
FHSAA tournament action will be Stanton’s first event in January, with the 2A-District 3 dual team district tournament at Ridgeview on the 9th. Next for the Blue Devils will be Terry Parker’s two-day Army Duals on the 11th and 12th, followed by a Gateway Conference tri-meet at Wolfson, which will also include Paxon. Stanton will take part in the Gateway Conference meet, a two-day IBT, on the 18th and 19th, and will stay in Gateway action with a dual meet at Robert E. Lee on the 23rd. The month will conclude with a two-day appearance back at Terry Parker for the Parker Duals.
Stanton has three regular-season events in play for February. First up will be the Westside Duals on the 2nd, a one-day roundrobin tournament, followed by a road tri-meet at Keystone Heights along with Bradford. The regular season will conclude with a Senior Night home dual against Gateway Conference and district rival Englewood.
So that’s 44 teams in hand. Which one will be 45? We’ve got three districts out there with just one team left and another one with just two. Let’s complete a couple of these, guys, with YOUR SCHOOL…
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