Since the last issue of Nonahood News, our Lions football team took on their rivals, East River, in the Battle of the Beachline. After traveling to Osceola High the previous week, the Lions traveled home on Nov. 1 to take on the East River Falcons on the Lions’ senior night. The Lions beat the Falcons in a hard-fought game, 13-10, and retained the surfboard another year. After the last game of the regular season, the Lions football team found out that they had made it into the FHSAA 8A playoffs. The Lions took on the No. 1 seeded Riverview (Sarasota) on Nov. 8. Unfortunately, after traveling to Sarasota to take on Riverview, the Lions lost, and their season ended. It was a great first season in the 8A bracket this year, and overall, our varsity football team had a great season. We finished 7-4 overall, and we are looking to improve for next year. We would like to thank the Lake Nona community for their continued support throughout the season and hope to see everyone out there again next year.
Also, since the last publication, the JV football team played in their last game of the season. In the JV team’s last game against Freedom High School, they beat the Patriots and finished 5-1 on the season. We are proud of how well both the freshman and JV teams played during the season and how they became better as teams throughout the season. We also want to thank the Lake Nona community again for coming out and supporting our freshman and JV teams. We hope to see everyone out there again next season.