The Mainland Buccaneers came out swinging at the Spring Jamboree, Thursday, May 19, walking off their home field with a 7-0 win against Bayside High School of Palm Bay and a 14-0 win against West Orange High School of Winter Garden.
“The thing I’m most proud of is, we handled adversity much better this year.”
TRAVIS ROLAND, Mainland head football coach
The Jamboree follows the completion of spring football practices. Teams play two quarters, then move on to the next team. It offers coaches a chance to evaluate their teams’ strengths and weaknesses.
“I saw a lot of good things tonight,” Mainland head coach Travis Roland said. “The thing I’m most proud of is, we handled adversity much better this year. Last year, we didn’t handle adversity well at all.”
“I think we are really good at quarterback,” he added. “Both of our quarterbacks did a great job.” He also praised the offensive and defensive lines.
Quarterbacks E’Zaiah Shine and Demarcus Creecy brought athleticism to the Buccaneer’s game, with both players capable of passing and running the ball under pressure.
Roland is optimistic about continuing to build and rebrand the program. According to him, summer will be key. Players will be required to show up and be ready to work. His goal is to strive toward building a championship team.