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Sarasota Millionaires Fall To Florida Veterans | Sarasota Millionaires Football

By Doug Miles

The Sarasota Millionaires had a 14-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter and were in great shape for the South Division title and a first round bye in the UFF playoffs, but it all evaporated in a hurry as the Florida Veterans (6-2) scored 15 unanswered points to defeat the “Moneymen” 15-14 at Booker High School Saturday afternoon. The loss now compels the Millionaires (5-3) to win next week on the road against the Bay Area Pirates, a team that has already beaten Sarasota on its home turf, to qualify for the playoffs most likely as a wild card.
The Millionaires have lost three of four games on its home field this season with the lone victory coming against the Tampa Bay Stallions on March 23rd.
Sarasota appeared to have the early momentum against the Veterans, a team the Millionaires defeated 38-12 in Port Charlotte back on February 23rd, when Mario Davis connected with a streaking Gus Blanc over the middle for a 44 yard touchdown pass less than four minutes into the first quarter. Patrick “Choo Choo” Brown added the two pointer to give the Millionaires an 8-0 lead. The rest of the first half was a contest of field position and mistakes as each team turned over the ball three times. In all, the Millionaires and Veterans combined for eight turnovers in the game

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Doug Miles Media

Doug has been the media coordinator for the Sarasota Millionaires Football Team, one of the most successful minor league football teams in the country. He has been a part of the Millionaires organization for over 10 years as the play-by-play announcer for both radio and podcast broadcasts. He has also covered the team by writing stories for the team and league websites.

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Sarasota Millionaires And Their Continued Community Services

The Sarasota Millionaires football organization are known for their continued community services throughtout their community over the years. The organization has participated in various community services some of which have included passing out Thanksgiving turkey's complete with all the trimmings to elderly recipients in the community, reading books on "Read-A-Book Day" to local elementary and day care children, community clean-ups, annual F-CAT pep rallies at schools throughout Sarasota county, and more!

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F-CAT Pep Rally at Emma E. Booker Elementary

Thanksgiving Turkey Give-A-Way

The Sarasota Millionaires ARE dedicated to providing pride and growth in our community. It's not just about football for the Sarasota Millionaires. We are committed to providing success to our players both on and off the field. The Sarasota Millionaires provide positive mentorship and planned activities for the youths in the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County. Although the team's season runs from September - April our programs continue throughout the year. Our motto is community FIRST and football is second.

If you would like the Sarasota Millionaires Football Organization to be a part of your planned event, please feel free to email us at SarasotaMillionaires@verizon.net