Daytona is much more than sun and sand; it is also home of an intense rivalry that is separated by only 7 miles. On one side of the bridge lies Seabreeze, a 6-4 team looking for revenge from last year’s loss to the Bucs. On the other side of the bridge is home to Mainland an 8-2 team loaded with superstars and a powerful offense. The Sandcrabs and Buccaneers both came into this game not only looking for a “W”, but Daytona bragging rights for the year. Mainland proved to be too strong for the Sandcrabs as the Bucs ran away with an impressive 27-13 victory and the right to be called “Kings of Daytona”.
Jackson Shelton is a two-year varsity letterman on the Seabreeze varsity football team, a four-year letterman on the soccer team, and a four-year letterman on the cross country team. Jackson is a member of the National Honor Society, National Arts Honor Society, and the Academic Boosters Teen Board. He carries a 3.81 GPA and plans on attending a four-year university to pursue a degree in medicine. He is pictured with his parents.
Andrew Ferris is a three-year member of the Mainland varsity football team. He is a major force on the offensive line, where he plays right guard. Andrew carries a 4.0 Grade Point Average and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is pictured with his parents as USMC Sgt. Connor presents his award.
Richard Neal is a 1994 graduate of Seabreeze and was on the varsity team from 1990 to 1993. During his senior season in 1993, Richard intercepted a pass from rival Mainland and returned it back to the one-yard line. The Sandcrabs would score on the next play. Richard later played linebacker for the Tigers at Auburn University, from 1994-1997. While at Auburn he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. Richard currently works and resides in Jacksonville FL with his wife and six children.
James “Buster” Davis is a 2002 graduate of Mainland High School and was on the varsity team from 1998 to 2001. He played middle linebacker for the Buccaneers and later went on to play for the Seminoles at Florida State University. In 2006, while at FSU, James was First Team All-ACC and Second Team All-American. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2007.