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Highlanders Close Out Post-Season With 12-1 Record

10 Sick Players Missed Game, 53-21 Loss to Tampa Jesuit


Last updated 11/27/2019 at 3:50pm

Christine Casingal Daly

Team and Cheerleaders Gather on Field for Closing Alma Mater

With 10 players out with the flu the week of their Regional Final against Tampa Jesuit including star quarterback, Eric Williams, the Lake Wales Highlanders gave it their best effort against all odds.

In a sport where injuries cause coaches to get creative illness isn't often a factor as it was in last Friday's game. Incidentally, it just happened to be the most important game of the season.

In a lopsided Class 5A High School final the formerly undefeated Highlanders finally lost their first contest for 2019 at the hands of foe Jesuit Tigers, 53-21.

In a game that began with an out of boun...

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