MHS’ Jimmy Gimeranes (7) moves upfield with blocker Kevin Mercado (32) leading the way.

The Marathon Dolphins hosted the Hurricanes of Coral Shores High School for their 2020 season opener on Oct. 2. The Hurricanes got off to a fast start against a young Dolphin team and went on to win in a shutout, 41-0. “We have over 30 kids on the roster but are very inexperienced for a varsity team,” said Fins head coach Mac Childress. “I believe our team will vastly improve over the course of this season.” Canes’ sophomore standout Chris Cooper had more than 150 yards rushing and an interception to propel the Canes. Coral Shores won their home opener against True North Classical Academy on Oct. 9 by a score of 49-43. Marathon lost its home against Florida Christian of Miami on Oct. 9 by a score of 52-7. 

— Weekly staff report

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Chris Cooper (1) racking up some of his 160 yards for the day.
Coral Shores safety Chris Cooper (1) intercepts a Dolphin pass.
Coral Shore’s Dominick Monteagudo (35) gets by Marathon’s Ethan Sanders (22).
Marathon’s Miguel Avena (5) goes over ’Canes cornerback Daniel Pease to catch a pass.

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