Hurricanes running back Chuck Jacobsen runs upfield for his second of three touchdown runs against Varela at Coral Shores Friday, August 26, 2022. The Canes went on to win 48-0. Photo by Doug Finger

The Coral Shores Hurricanes varsity football team opened the season with a scoring barrage in a win against Varela, 48-0, at Barley Stadium on Aug. 26. Senior running back Chuck Jacobsen punched in three touchdowns for the ’Canes. The Hurricanes, 1-0, return home on Friday, Sept. 2 to face Palmer Trinity, 1-0. The Falcons are coming off a 51-0 win against BridgePrep Village Green last week.

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Jim McCarthy is a Western New Yorkers who escaped the snow and frigid temperatures for warm living by the water. A former crime & court reporter and city editor for two Western New York newspapers, Jim has been honing his craft since he graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2014. In his 3-plus years in the Keys, Jim has enjoyed connecting with the community. “One of my college professors would always preach to be curious,” he said. “Behind every person is a story that’s unique to them, and one worth telling. As writers, we are the ones who paint the pictures in the readers minds of the emotions, the struggles and the triumphs.” Jim is past president of the Key Largo Sunset Rotary Club, which is composed of energetic members who serve the community’s youth and older populations. Jim is a sports fanatic who loves to watch football, mixed martial arts and golf. He loves to hit the links and play some softball with his Make A Play team. He also enjoys time with family and his new baby boy, Lucas, who arrived Oct. 4, 2022.