News and Announcements
The varsity Boys Golf team, after winning the district championship, has now advanced to the FHSAA State Championship. The boys competed in the regional tournament at Tuscawilla C.C. in Winter Springs on Monday, placing second overall behind Circle Christian Academy. The Lakers finished with a total team score of 306, which was 6 behind Circle Christian. Harry Xue and Manolo Girona led the Lakers, finishing 3rd and 4th respectively for individual honors.
The top two teams at regionals advance to the FHSAA State Championship, which will be help next Tuesday and Wednesday at Mission Inn Golf Club in Howey in the Hills, FL. Good luck to the boys as they compete for a state championship!
The Laker varsity football team came up big with a Thursday win at home against Jordan Christian Prep. With the win, the varsity football team improves their record to 4-3. The Lakers put on a show in all three phases of the game, coming up with big plays on offense, defense, and special teams.
Offensively, the Lakers started fast, scoring on their first possession of the game when freshman Matthews Peres rushed in for a 21 yard touchdown run. Jordan Christian would score their only touchdown of the game on their ensuing kick off return. The rest of the game was dominated by Lakers ground game, as they rushed for 292 on 43 attempts. Leading the way in rushing yard was junior Robert Brand, who rushed for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns on 11 carries. Freshman fullback Mason Russell once again pounded the ball inside, rushing for 53 yards on 9 carries. The Lakers were also efficient through the air, as QB Parker Davis completed 8 of his 10 attempts with 2 touchdowns.
The Lakers defense was stout all night, giving up a total of 93 yards and holding Jordan Christian to an impressive 0-11 on third down conversions. Senior Boldin Heistand led the way on defense with 7 total tackles and 2 sacks. Junior captain Mitchell Darrow also played great on defense, tallying 9 tackles and an interception.
The varsity football team will wrap up the regular season on Friday night with their homecoming game at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. Homecoming festivities begin at 6:30 and kickoff is at 7pm.
Tryouts for the 2015-2016 season of Boys Basketball have been announced. All tryouts will take place in the gym. Please see the below schedule:
MS Boys Basketball Tryouts: 6:30pm-8:00pm
HS Boys Basketball Tryouts: 8:00pm-9:30pm
MS Boys Basketball Tryouts: 5:00pm-6:30pm
HS Boys Basketball Tryouts: 6:30pm-8:00pm
There will be a preseason meeting for the Girls Lacrosse Team in Mrs. Doss’ classroom, room 115, on October 20th at 3pm. This meeting is for both new and experienced players, any girls interested in playing should attend!
Junior Manolo Girona, a member of the Laker Golf Team, has verbally committed to become a Florida Gator! Manolo, who currently ranks 74th in the Polo Golf Junior Rankings, has decided to play golf at the University of Florida. A talented student-athlete, Manolo will join the class of 2017 in Gainesville. Check out this feature in GolfWeek on this future Gator!