We are now in the meat of the 2019 football season. Since the last edition, the Lions Varsity football team traveled to University High School, where we came out with a 48-7 victory on Sept. 20. The following week, Sept. 27, was the Lions bye week. Even though we were on a bye week, we continued to practice, getting better at different things and honing our skills so we wouldn’t get rusty for the next game. On Oct. 4, our Lions football team traveled to Showalter Field, where we took on the Winter Park Wildcats. After a tough-fought first half, the Lions unfortunately succumbed to the Wildcats in a 35-0 loss for their second loss of the season. The following week, the Lions returned home to Nemours Stadium for their homecoming game against Celebration High School. The Lions beat the Storm 42-0. On Oct. 17, the Lions took on Freedom High School at home and won 62-7. Then, on Oct. 25, the Lions traveled to Osceola High School in their final district game of the season. Nov. 1, the Lions varsity team will take on their rival East River in the battle of the beachline to see who takes home the surfboard in the last home game of the season. This will also be the Lions’ senior night as well. We hope to see everyone out at our last three home games to cheer on and support the Lions varsity football team.
Our freshman and JV football teams were also hard at work as well since the last publication. On Sept. 19, the JV football team took on University High School and beat them 48-7. Unfortunately, University did not have enough players to field a freshman team, so they did not play this week. Sept. 26, both the freshman and JV teams traveled to East River to take on the Falcons. The freshman team fell to the Falcons; however, the JV team beat the Falcons JV team. Oct. 3, the freshman and JV teams returned home to take on the Winter Park Wildcats. After a tough-fought game, the freshman team succumbed to the Wildcats. The JV football team won against the Wildcats, 24-6. Oct. 10, both the freshman and JV teams traveled to Bishop Moore. Unfortunately, both the freshman and JV football teams lost to Bishop Moore in hard-fought battles. On Oct. 16, the freshman and JV teams took on Freedom High School in their last games of their seasons.