With the season in full swing now, the Lions Varsity football team is off to a great start. Starting off with the preseason Kickoff Classic, our team showed us just how much the hard work they put in during the off-season and during fall camp paid off.
During week one and our home opener against Hagerty High School, the Lions beat Hagerty 33-7. During week two of the season, our Lions traveled to Colonial High School, where they faced the Grenadiers and shut them out in a 41-0 victory. Our week three game against Ocoee had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Dorian and its potential impact on the Central Florida area. The game was rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 9, where our Lions traveled to Ocoee to take on the Knights. After a long, hard-fought battle with the Knights, our Lions unfortunately lost 30-27.
Following the hard-fought loss, the Lions took on the Cypress Creek Bears on Sept. 13. The Lions had a shutout victory against the Bears, 55-0. Next on the schedule was University High School on Sept. 20 (Editor’s note: the final score was Lake Nona – 48, University – 7 … WOW!), and the Lions had their bye week during the week of Sept. 27. We hope to see the Lake Nona community’s continued support of our Varsity Lion football team.
Since the last article, our Freshmen and JV football teams have also had their first games of the season. Our JV team played their first game against Colonial High School, where they got their first win of the season with a 48-12 victory. Unfortunately, Colonial High School did not have enough players to field a freshmen team; however, we were able to pick up a game against Timber Creek High School. After a tough game, our Freshmen team, unfortunately, lost to Timber Creek.
Due to Hurricane Dorian’s projected path, the Freshmen/JV games against Ocoee were canceled during the week of Sept. 5. Which leads us to the week of Sept. 12, where our freshmen team took on the Cypress Creek Bears. Our Freshmen team won their first game of the season 13-0 against the Bears. Unfortunately, our JV team did not play this week as Cypress Creek did not have enough players this year for a JV team.
Both the Freshmen and JV teams were scheduled to play against University on Sept. 19 and against East River on Sept. 26. We hope to see the Lake Nona community out at the games to support our Freshmen and JV players.