Sports Cast for August 23rd:
The Brahmans kick off the 2 thousand 13 football season with an exhibition kick off classic at Lake Placid tonight. Varsity players will play three quarters and junior varsity will finish up.
Lake Placid was (3-7) last year but return 16 starters and expect to have a strong team this year.
The Okeechobee board amended their coaching policy to allow outside coaches to have equal opportunity for coaching vacancies, ending a controversy raised by a school board employee who wanted to be a coach.
Superintendent Ken Kenworthy says this opens the pool of candidates and gives the principal more to choose from. Sandra Luviano won the Brahman Award for girls track last year as a sophomore. She also runs cross country and is committed to the sport. She said the award gave her a boost and she thanked team leader Tabatha Henry for always pushing her. The previous policy said school board employees must be considered first and if qualified be given the coaching position regardless of outside interest.
The Okeechobee youth football league teams travel to Wauchula to take on Hardee tomorrow.