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Traditionally a homecoming game results in a victory for the home team, but that tradition failed to pan out this year. Despite immense efforts from both sides, the patriots walked out with a loss.

The end of a downhill battle

Leila Amirkhosravi November 14, 2023

After the turmoil faced by the football team this season, their last game on Nov. 3 signified the end of the intense clash between them and their tumultuous season. This game marked the end of the fall...

The long-awaited rivalry game of the season between the Lake Brantley Patriots and the Lake Mary Rams took place on Sep. 14 at the Lake Mary HIgh School campus.

The 41-year rivalry continues

Gauge Spurlock, Staff Reporter September 28, 2023

School spirit was soaring on Sep. 14 with Patriots decked out in white to support the varsity football team for the long-awaited “Bake Mary'' rivalry game against the Lake Mary Rams.  The team did their...

On Aug. 25, Lake Brantley lost their home opener to Oviedo 60-47

Friday night lights just began, but might be dimming

Nairie De Gregory, Gauge Spurlock, and Ruby Ferrell September 6, 2023

Friday night lights shone brightly on Aug. 25th when the varsity football team played their first home game of the season against Oviedo High School. The team trailed throughout all four quarters, and...

Senegal vs. England Quarterfinal at the 2022 World Cup, where England won 3-0.

Qatar world cup 2022: was it worth the wait?

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter December 20, 2022

Less than a month ago the 2022 World Cup in Qatar came to a close with Argentina lifting the Cup in front of millions around the globe. It is no secret that this World Cup has been filled with controversy...

The fall sport season traditionally runs from the beginning of August to the end of October.

Fall sports collection

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2022

Beginning practices over the summer, many school teams prepared for the 2022 fall sports season. Football, golf, swim, bowling and volleyball all put in many hours of practice, leading to successful seasons....

As the last home game for the 2022 football season, many spent the evening expressing their gratitude for memories made. During the game, I was trying to soak in every moment, senior and Homecoming Queen Carly Quinn said. My mouth hurt from smiling. At the end, it was very emotional leaving the field for the last time.

Homecoming: more than just a game

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter November 3, 2022

On Oct. 28, the Patriots kicked off homecoming weekend with a bang, crushing Centennial High School 47-26. The game was intense with emotions running high, especially considering it was also the final...

Prior to the kickoff of the game against Lake Mary High School on Sept. 17, the captains walk united to meet with the referees and Lake Mary captains. Our team is special, Woodson said. We are one big family and we have the ability to beat anybody as long as we stick together.

Breaking Lake Mary: history made

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2022

Torrential downpour and blaring heat, field underwater and a weekend game; the varsity football team persevered through the multitude of obstacles and took home the Mayor’s Cup in a long anticipated...

During the Aug. 19 pep rally, senior Chase Morris watches as the juniors and seniors from the varsity football team battle it out in a game of tug-of-war. The game was one of many played at the rally to encourage school spirit. “The pep rally definitely makes you feel excited to be there,” freshman Gloria Estefanos said. “You know that if the pep rally is fun then the football game that night is bound to be fun as well.”

Back inside: A look at the first pep rally of the year

Avery Ranum and Trinidy Kev August 31, 2022

On Aug. 19, the main gym opened its doors to its first pep rally following a three-year-long hiatus. In years prior, the school opted for outside pep rallies to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions,...

Senior Queens and Junior Jokers set up for one of the first plays of the Powderpuff game on Nov. 3. The first and only points of the game were scored by senior Maddie Jones 12 minutes and 46 seconds into the first half.

Queens rule the Jokers in powderpuff

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor November 11, 2021

On Nov. 3, the Senior Queens ruled the Junior Jokers 6-0 in a friendly game of flag football known as Powderpuff. The stands at Darvin Boothe Stadium were packed full of supporters to see the captivating...

Although the varsity football has significantly grown during the 2021 season due to the lack of a junior varsity team, the additional players seem to be benefiting the roster. On Friday, Aug. 27, the varsity football team beat Hagerty High School 36-27. Athletes, like sophomore Tavin Hebert, have felt the direct impacts of the additional players, as he has been on varsity since his freshman year. “Im a starter,” Hebert said. “I got my spot last year in spring as a freshman.”

End of an era

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor September 9, 2021

The beginning of the school year normally brings about fall sports, pep rallies, lunch jams and early morning drum circles, but the 2021-2022 school year is off to a slightly different start. The football...

The home football game on the night of August 27th was the varsity game against Hagerty High school. Coach Delfiacco spoke to junior Braxton Woodson to direct the game, the Patriots were declared the winners by the end of the end of the night.

Hagerty football game

Ashley Weston, Reporter August 30, 2021

The first home game of the school year was a success as the varsity football team came out with a win against Hagerty High School. With a final score of 34 to 27, the varsity football team kicks off the...

he varsity football game against West Orange was a Pink Out game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink shirts were sold at the game and on campus, and pink beaded necklaces were handed out by the varsity cheerleading team during the game.

West Orange football game

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter October 30, 2020

On Friday Oct. 23, Tom Storey Field came alive to host the varsity football game against the West Orange Warriors. This was the sixth game for the varsity team and one of the last home games of the season,...

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