April 1, 2024

Leesburg High Football Travel To Washington D.C. For Season Opener Against Gonzaga

1.8 min read| Published On: April 1st, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Leesburg High Football Travel To Washington D.C. For Season Opener Against Gonzaga

1.8 min read| Published On: April 1st, 2024|

Leesburg High School is fresh off one of the most dominant performances in school history. The historic 10-2 season was one of the greatest one-year turnarounds in history. There was a lot to unpack that has changed for 2024, but before we get there, we are excited to announce this news.

(Former Eustis quarterback Nicholas Kerr has shown a lot of promise this spring. He will be exciting to watch in the spring game and as he continues to prepare for the 2024 season.)

Leesburg High School will be traveling out of state to take on Gonzaga High School in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., for the 2024 season-opening game on August 16th at 7 PM. This is a huge opportunity for Leesburg High School, who finds themselves back on the map after statistically the best season in school history.

The season opener against Gonzaga College High School will present a huge challenge, as Gonzaga plays some stiff competition. Gonzaga is a private school and plays schools like St. Joseph’s Prep from Philadelphia, DeMatha from Maryland, and St. John’s from Washington D.C.

This school is the real deal, but Leesburg High School has shown they are ready to play with the big dogs. They certainly showed that last year. Leesburg has a ton of positive momentum going for it coming into 2024. A few players decided to transfer, and we wish them good luck in the future, but the core group is exciting.

Running back Muscles Patterson returns for 2024. He will be aided by a strong offensive line, and the defense, which should be a force again in 2024. While losing Coach Moffett and some players to The First Academy felt like a blow, Frank Scott has come in from Eustis and has picked right up where Moffett left off.

In many cases, the team has just as much excitement, if not more, coming into 2024. For many of the athletes, this will be their first time ever visiting the nation’s capital. It will also be the first time for some of them that they will travel out of Florida.

Leesburg will look and feel different in 2024. But perhaps that’s the best thing. Last year was something we will never forget. This year, Leesburg has a pastor as their head coach. Frank Scott is not only the head coach but also a local pastor. This is a very exciting development for Leesburg to have such a great coach.

For those who have not been following along, Frank Scott has led Eustis to 2 straight district championships. Now, Leesburg will get a big

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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