Staying healthy a concern for 2019 Port Charlotte Pirates

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High school football is less than a week away, and few teams are more excited for the clean slate than Port Charlotte High School.

The Pirates went 7-3 last year but were under 500 in the district and missed the playoffs. This was the first time this happened to the Pirates program since 2014.

Head coach Jordan Ingman has high expectations for his team, which is normal. Unfortunately for the Pirates, another reality the have to deal with is being undermanned.

“We definitely have a lot of depth issues compared to the teams that we’ll be playing,” Ingman said. “Our depth is definitely something that concerns me. If we keep the injury bug away, we can be a very good football team, but a very thin football team.”

Good news for the Pirates is their squad runs the triple-option offense, which spreads the ball around, minimizing chances for injury.

Three of the Pirates’ new district opponent went two deep in the playoffs, one of which was rival Charlotte High School.

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