BRADENTON — During the offseason, John Booth looked at film of the Manatee special teams play. While he saw some really good things, the coach thought there was room for improvement.With a big emphasis on special teams play during the fall— a third of the scheduled practice — the results showed. Along with plenty of big punt returns, Kavious Price returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown, one of his three in the game, as Manatee looked in midseason form in a 44-7 rout of Largo on Friday in the kickoff classic at Joe Kinnan Field at Hawkins Stadium."We work hard on it," Price said. "The coaches do an excellent job of making of big deal of it. Special teams is a big part of our game."With the Hurricanes leading 31-6 at halftime, Price took the kick and went untouched down the right side."Great blocking to set it up," he said. "I just took advantage of the blocking and the result was a touchdown."Tarique Milton had a 51-yard punt return that set up the second touchdown, a 1-yard run by Lorenz Allen 3 minutes, 55 seconds into the game.Price had a 41-yard punt return in the second quarter that led to Nick Null's 45-yard field goal."We do a big job with the punt returns too," Price said. "We work hard on it. This is what happens when you work hard on it.""It's huge," Booth said of special teams.Price scored touchdowns three different ways. He hauled in a 36-yard pass from A.J. Colagiovanni late in the first quarter to make it 21-0.In two snaps out of the wildcat formation, Price went 18 yards for a first down and 14 yards for a score.Colagiovanni completed his first five passes and went 11-for-15 for 109 yards with eight going to Price covering 77 yards.The Manatee defense opened the scoring on Largo's third play from scrimmage. Middle linebacker Matt Kissell stepped in front of a short pass over the middle and went 20 yards 49 seconds into the game.On his first carry of the game, Scott Voltaire rambled 17 yards on the final play of the third quarter that made it 44-6 and started a running clock because of the 35-point mercy rule.