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By Drew Truitt
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Undefeated Highlanders Take On Tampa Jesuit in 5A Regional Final Friday at Legion Field


Last updated 11/21/2019 at 7:59am

Lake Wales High School

And then there were eight.

Of the eight teams remaining with the prospect of being crowned the FHSAA 5A State High School Football champion our own Lake Wales team is very much in the hunt.

Next up at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at home are the Tampa Jesuit Tigers, 10-2, opposing the undefeated Highlanders in a 5A regional final.

Lake Wales is 12-0 after running over Port Orange Atlantic, ending the Sharks season last Friday in front of a boisterous partisan, standing room only, home crowd of supporters.

Head coach Tavaris Johnson, who has been selected as a High School Coach of the Week by the...

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