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20110729
07-29-11
Bradenton Gladiators
Making a difference with the Gladiators' Olympics
When the Bradenton Gladiators were contacted by representatives from Easter Seals of Southwest Florida about organizing an event for their participants, the Gladiators did not hesitate. . . ..click here for full story
20120701
07-01-12
Bradenton Gladiators
The Birth Of A Dynasty... Bradenton Gladiators Youth Football Is Here!!!   The Bradenton Gladiators announces the creation of its youth football program The Junior Gladiators. The inaugural 2012 season will include a Flag Football Team for players ages 5-7. Future teams and ages will be added as the players proceed to the next level.  Click here for entire article.
20120430
04-30-12
Florida Football Alliance

ALLIANCE BOWL V BRADENTON VS ORLANDO
With legacies on the line in Miramar, it's fitting that two teams with so much history, both this season and in past league championships, face each other in the culmination of the 2011-12 season and playoffs.  Click here for entire article.

20111123
11-23-11
Bradenton Gladiators

Gladiators’ Care Program Continues to make a difference
The Bradenton Gladiators were doing more than just spending time with its family and friends during the holidays; they were continuing to assist those in the community in any way that they can. To ensure that needy families were able to enjoy their holiday, the Gladiators pulled together to organize its Thanksgiving giveaway on November 23, 2011. Click here for entire article.

20110417
04-17-11
Sarasota Patch
Gladiators Earn Rematch, Shot at Conference Championship
Bradenton scores 28 unanswered points in a 34-20 win over the visiting Miami Spartans to set up a game against the only team it's lost to this year. The Bradenton Gladiators' drive to an elusive championship could be referred to as a redemption tour... ….. click here for entire article
20110107
01-07-11
Bradenton Herald
New Faces, Same Goal
Some faces are new, but the goal remains the same. The goal is to get to Daytona Beach on April 30.. ….. click here for entire article
20110206
02-06-11
Sarasota Patch
Despite Shutout Win..Gladiators Not Satisfied
Bradenton Gladiators head coach Wendell Faison doesn't want his team to lose sight of the big picture. Faison was openly critical of his team's performance in the closing seconds of Saturday's night's 21-0 victoryover the host Sarasota Millionaires at Booker High School's Tornado Alley.. . ..click here for full story
20110206
02-06-11
Sarasota Patch

Booker Alumni Come Home Tonight As Gladiators
The game of football molded them and created paths for Chauncey Jones and Darian Platt. Those respective paths will include a stop at Booker High School’s Tornado Alley at 7pm Saturday when the undefeated Bradenton Gladiators (2-0) face the winless Sarasota Millionaires (0-2) in a Florida Football Alliance game. The contest represents a homecoming for the second cousins, who starred at Booker under former head coach Leroy Ryals and Fred Gilmore, respectively. .. . ..click here for full story

20110130
01-30-11
Bradenton Herald
Defense, Interceptions lead to shutout
Keon Hines isn’t the type to hog all the glory for himself. The former Riverview High football player was quick to point to the defensive line’s effort as a major factor in him grabbing two interceptions during the Bradenton Gladiators’ home opener on Saturday night.. . ..click here for full story
20110110
01-10-11
Mariners News
Gladiators Humble M's, 42-7
Maybe the nearly four-hour trip from West Palm Beach was too much and caused “road lag”, or maybe it was a case of being short-handed with only an available playing roster of 27. Whatever the case may be, the Mariners had no answer for the Bradenton Gladiators on Sunday in a one-sided affair that could have easily been worse.  . ..click here for full story
20110107
01-07-11
Bradenton Herald
New Faces, Same Goal for Gladiators
Some faces are new, but the goal remains the same. That goal is to get to Daytona Beach on April 30.  Reaching the destination means the Bradenton Gladiators are playing for the Florida Football Alliance’s championship -- something the minor league football team has never won in its history. .. ….. click here for entire article
20101124
11-24-10
Bradenton Gladiators
Making a difference with the "Gladiators Care Program"
During the holidays we can’t forget about those who are less fortunate; and in this tough economy, every little bit helps. As we continue to try and make a difference in the community, the Bradenton Gladiators have launched its new "Gladiators Care Program" for the upcoming holiday season. ..click here for full story
20100815
08-15-10
Bradenton Gladiators

Gladiators join forces with Lil Superman
On Saturday, August 14, 2010 several members of the Bradenton Gladiator organization were during just that; by supporting the 1st annual golf tournament benefiting Wyatt “Lil Superman” Smith. Wyatt is a tough 8 year old who was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. . ..click here for full story

20100320
03-20-10
Examiner.com
Bradenton Gladiators comeback to defeat the Millionaires 33-20
The Bradenton Gladiators scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to mount a 33-20 comeback victory over the Sarasota Millionaires Saturday night at PAL Stadium in Bradenton, FL.. ….. click here for entire article
20100307
03-07-10
Bradenton Herald
Bradenton Game Brings Out Diehards – cowbells and all
It's an organization steeped in second chances, giving Bradenton a semi-professional football brand. Yet, there was a buzz in the atmosphere as both stands piled up. The fans who couldn't grab a seat stayed standing along the fence that bordered the PAL Youth Complex field. This all with temperatures dipping into the 40s - cowbells and all.. ….. click here for entire article
20100302
030210
Herald Tribune
Mardi Gras for Gladiators
The Bradenton Gladiators encouraged revelry on Saturday at a Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser.  Partygoers attending "The Mask" at the Manatee Central Banquet Hall enjoyed New Orleans-inspired food, music, dancing and auctions.  . . ..click here for full story
20100119
01-19-10
Bradenton Herald
Gladiators have high expectations
Last week was one of the coldest on record in Manatee County. It was the kind of chill that makes you want to bundle up and stay indoors. But not the Bradenton Gladiators. The minor league football team was still on the field for its weekly Tuesday and Thursday night practices. The bone-chilling temperatures could not prevent the Gladiators from preparing to open their fourth season against the Daytona Wildcats on Saturday.. ….. click here for entire article

20090724

07-24-09

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators more than football. Bradenton Gladiators do great work away from the field.
The Bradenton Gladiators are not just about football.  They are an organization steeped in second chances, offering folks another try at not just football — but at life.  Suit up for the Gladiators and the commitment doesn’t stop with nightly practices and weekend ballgames. ..click here for full story

20090625

06-25-09

Bradenton Gladiators

Bradenton Gladiators help build playground for community kids.
The Bradenton Gladiators assisted in the building of the Village Central playground located at the corner of Fifth Street West and 13th Avenue in Bradenton.  This playground is a part of the affordably priced Bradenton Village community. . ..click here for full story

20090623

06-23-09

The Herald

Volunteers create safe haven with community playground.
A community playground built over the weekend at Village Central Apartments is a positive sign of redevelopment in an otherwise blighted area. ….. click here for entire article

20090301

03-01-09

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators continue to have impact in county
Whether they were juking, shaking or speeding past an on-looking defender, the Bradenton Gladiators’ offense was clicking. The defense was too, dishing out bone-crunching hits en route to a 48-0 victory against the Nature Coast Knights in a Florida Football Alliance AFC West division football game Saturday at Harllee Stadium. …..click here for entire article

20081220

12-20-08

Bradenton Gladiators

Kids Win Big at the Charity Bowl
The Bradenton Gladiators and the Sarasota Millionaires combined forces to hold a pre-season football game for charity.  This year it was the United Way and Salvation Army of Manatee and Sarasota County that were the BIG winners of the first annual “Charity Bowl”. ..click here for full story

20081212

12-12-08

Bradenton Herald

Bradenton Gladiators bring Las Vegas to town with casino night
The Bradenton Gladiators transported a piece of Las Vegas to town last Saturday night when they held a casino night at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium. ….. click here for entire article

20081211

12-11-08

Herald Tribune

Gladiators get boost from casino night
A disc jockey kept the crowd jumping at Saturday evening's "High Rollers Casino and Game Night."   At the fundraiser for Bradenton Gladiators Football, game tables were packed with gamblers, the silent auction was a bidding hot spot and everyone enjoyed a buffet provided by….. click here for entire article

20080804

08-04-08

Bradenton Gladiators

Bradenton Gladiators host annual back to school drive
If giving back is a testament to a person's character and it speaks volumes; the Bradenton Gladiators continue to turn the radio up. …..click here for full story

20080801

08-01-08

Bradenton Gladiators

Bradenton Gladiators host 3rd annual football camp
The Bradenton Gladiators held their 3rd Annual Youth Football Camp on July 22-24, 2008.  About 70 campers ranging in age from 5-15 benefited from the camp at the Desoto Boys and Girls Club. …..click here for full story

20080621

06-21-08

Bradenton Gladiators

Gladiators award scholarships to deserving students
Bradenton Gladiators Football, Inc. announced their 2008 scholarship recipients today. With these scholarships, two deserving high school seniors will receive much needed assistance with the rising costs of college education. …..click here for full story

20080419

04-19-08

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators ready for playoff opener
Three weeks have passed since the Bradenton Gladiators capped a 10-0 regular season with a 51-0 victory against the Fort Myers Spartans, clinching the No. 1 seed for the Florida Football Alliance playoffs. . …..click here for entire article

20080310

03-10-08

Bradenton Gladiators

Tillman Elementary Calls on Bradenton Gladiators to Motivate Students for FCAT
For the past six years, James Tillman Elementary School has held a Florida Comprehension Assessment Test (FCAT) “prep” rally.  Each year, school administrators search diligently for motivational speakers that can reach elementary aged children and get them motivated for the FCAT.  Well, after being referred by one of the school’s administrative assistants and reading the Gladiators mission statement, Tillman’s SIP Director Nancy Porter had to look no further. …..click here for entire article

20080308

03-08-08

Bradenton Herald

Good time to be a Gladiator
Millard Dawson was playing in a flag football league last fall when he heard the Bradenton Gladiators were looking for a quarterback. …..click here for entire article

20071222

12-22-07

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators forming a league of their own
Bradenton minor league football team joining 11 others in new FFA…..click here for entire article

20070724

07-24-07

Bradenton Herald

Sweeting, Gladiators help youth through football
Giving back is a testament to a person's character. It speaks volumes.  Whether it's donating time to the elderly or feeding the homeless, a good deed is a good deed.   Edrick Sweeting's ambition is to do boundless deeds and countless favors for the betterment of our future. …..click here for entire article

20070414

04-14-07

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators will try to humble Millionaires again
Former Southeast High running back Calvin Williams was a vital part of the Bradenton Gladiators' push last year to the championship game of the Southern States Football League. ….. click here for entire article

20070121

01-21-07

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators hang on to beat Millionaires
The first-ever Southern States Football League game between the Bradenton Gladiators and the Sarasota Millionaires exceeded the hype. Demetris Craddock stopped former Gladiator Calvin Williams an inch short of a first down with 28 seconds left, preserving a 13-12 Gladiators' victory in front of about 600 fans Saturday at Sarasota Booker High. …..click here for entire article

20070120

01-20-07

Bradenton Herald

Young players hope Gladiators won't be their last football stop
Trio of recent high school graduates wants to use minors as a springboard to college …..click here for entire article

20070114

01-14-07

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators win season opener
Defense was key in Bradenton's victory over Fort Myers…..click here for entire article

20070106

01-06-07

The Herald

Passion still burns among Gladiators
Joe Patoray teaches American history and world geography to high school students training to become college and professional athletes. After next Saturday, The Pendleton School instructor can offer first-hand knowledge about what takes place in the sporting arena…..click here for entire article

20060430

04-30-06

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators fall to Generals in SSFL Rice Bowl
The Bradenton Gladiators picked a lousy time to play their least inspired game of the season. …..click here for entire article

20060423

04-23-06

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators head to Rice Bowl
Bon Bean leads Bradenton with 166 all-purpose
 yards…..click here for entire article

20060423

04-23-06

Herald Tribune

Defense, special teams lift Gladiators
The Bradenton Gladiators believe teams have to excel on defense and special teams to win high-stakes games. ….. click here for entire article

20060422

04-22-06

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators hope to make amends for last year's loss
Redemption Saturday has arrived for the Bradenton Gladiators. …..click here for entire article

20060416

04-16-06

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators win amid chaos
Losing 41-17 against the Bradenton Gladiators early in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Southern States Football League playoff game was more than some members of the Magic City Bulls could handle. …..click here for entire article

20060416

04-16-06

Bradenton Gladiators

Gladiators are going to the 'ship
The Bradenton Gladiators advanced to the AFC Championships of the Southern States Football League with a 41-17 win over the AFC East No. 1 seed Miami Magic City Bulls on Saturday, April 15, 2006.  …..click here for entire article

20060415

04-15-06

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators aiming for more magic moments
Since the second week of March, the Bradenton Gladiators have practiced on the dirt floor of the Manatee County Fairgrounds Mosaic Arena in Palmetto. …..click here for entire article

20060409

04-09-06

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators open playoffs with a win
Bradenton's Bean catches six passes for 82 yards, 2 TDs. …..click here for entire article

20060319

03-19-06

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators steamroll winless Venice
A stunned Venice team never recovered from Bradenton's surprise onside kick to open the game, leading to a 43-6 Gladiators victory Saturday at Southeast High. ….. click here for entire article

20060219

02-19-06

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators slip from first place
St. Petersburg deals Bradenton first loss of year….. click here for entire article

20060121

01-21-06

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators hope fans flock to field
Edrick Sweeting is a believer in home-field advantage. …..click here for entire article

20050313

03-13-05

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators can't go distance, lose to Fire
Bradenton Gladiators coach Eddie Starling struggled to find the reasons for his team's 16-12 loss against the visiting Fort Pierce Fire on Saturday in the minor league football game at the Police Athletic League Sports Complex. ….. click here for entire article

20050312

03-12-05

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators set to take on Fire
One of Bradenton Gladiators coach Eddie Starling's biggest concerns after last week's 17-14 overtime victory against the Cape Coral Fear has been keeping his players on an even keel. ….. click here for entire article

20050306

03-06-05

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators beat Fear in OT
Dominic Fragomeni kicked a 36-yard field goal with 1 minute, 35 seconds remaining in overtime, leading the host Bradenton Gladiators of the minor league Southern States Football League to a 17-14 victory against the Cape Coral Fear at the Police Athletic League Sports Complex. ….. click here for entire article

20050305

03-05-05

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators, Fear will battle for second place in division
The Gladiators dropped to 3-3 last week with a 24-7 loss to the division-leading St. Petersburg Sharks. The Fear (3-3), winners of three of their last four, beat the Venice Vikings 20-14 in overtime. ….. click here for entire article

20050213

02-13-05

Bradenton Herald

Bulls 28, Gladiators 21
For the second Saturday in a row, Bradenton pushed an undefeated Southern States Football League opponent to the brink. ….. click here for entire article

20050212

02-12-05

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators try to solve parking problem
Officials of the Bradenton Gladiators are taking steps to ensure smooth traffic flow and orderly parking for tonight's Southern States Football League game against the Miami Magic City Bulls (3-0) at the Police Athletic League Sports Complex. ….. click here for entire article

20050130

01-30-05

Bradenton Herald

Gladiators 35, Fear 9
Antonio Hale connected with Bonshavior Bean on touchdown passes of 69 and 20 yards, and Anthony Rawls scored on a 79-yard kickoff return, leading visiting Bradenton (2-0) past Cape Coral (0-2) in Southern States Football League AFC West Division action. ….. click here for entire article

20050123

01-23-05

Bradenton Herald

Team's debut a winner
Gladiators win first game in overtime over Venice Vikings …..click here for entire article

20041023

10-23-04

Bradenton Herald

Old-timers answer Gladiators' call
County Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr. likes to remind folks he, not former Manatee High and Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier, was the first county player to win back-to-back national championships. …..click here for entire article

20040724

07-24-04

Bradenton Herald

New team
Southeast High graduate Edrick Sweeting's vision for the minor league Bradenton Gladiators extends beyond the playing field. . …..click here for entire article

20040722

07-22-04

Herald Tribune

New Gladiators won't let local talent 'go to waste'
Manatee County's newest football team, the Bradenton Gladiators, will open its inaugural season in the Southern States Football League Jan. 22, 2005. …..click here for entire article

 

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