District 18 – Canterbury Moves Up and Bishop Verot Takes on the Carthage Crew
Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, High School, Tampa/Treasure Coast Boys.
Well, at least Gainesville left this one alone . . . Last year it was Canterbury pretty much circling the field until the District final when they barely slid by Bishop Verot, after winning the regular season game 11-1. A first round FHSAA loss to Cardinal Mooney completed what is likely the most successful season in school history, with the only losses to CM, MIAA power Loyola-Blakefield and Pine Crest and finished #23 in the final FLN poll. One interesting aspect of the upcoming season is that Canterbury Head Coach Trent Carter will find himself once again in the middle of the ancient rivalry between Baltimore and Upstate NY as the legendary Ventiquattro coaching family comes to town. Tony assumes the head coach position at BV and will be ably assisted by his father Kirk (for those readers not up on the backstory here Kirk trained a trio of brothers named Powell among others at Carthage High). Coach Carter, on the other hand, has actually been on both sides of the coin, as a player at both Boys’ Latin and Hobart College . . . an Exacta that was not common back in the day . . .
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