May 28, 2024

South Lake High Football Dominates Spring Football Game Against Foundation Academy

1.2 min read| Published On: May 28th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

South Lake High Football Dominates Spring Football Game Against Foundation Academy

1.2 min read| Published On: May 28th, 2024|

South Lake High School Football will have something to build on going into summer workouts. After a slow start, the Eagles dominated Foundation Academy and won their spring game 49-14. The Eagles had over 400 yards of offense, and after some early miscues on defense, the Eagles shut down the Lions in the second half. Malik Holman had three touchdowns leading the Eagle offense. Tre Kelly threw for over 200 yards and two touchdown passes.

Marcel Walker also exploded with 96 yards in receptions and a touchdown. Rising sophomore Rome McKinnond had a 75-yard touchdown to cap off the Eagle Scoring. The Eagles also caused 4 turnovers, and Johens Misere had a scoop and score to put the Eagles on the board first. Foundation Academy would take advantage of costly Eagle turnovers to keep the game close in the first quarter. In the second quarter, The Eagles would start pulling away as Nelson Russell would pick off a Foundation pass and return it 55 yards for a pick 6 touchdown.

“We knew Foundation Academy would come out strong and punch us in the face. They are very well-coached and have had a tradition of winning,” stated South Lake Coach Brad Lord. “Our players have worked hard so far in the offseason and have dedicated themselves to creating a winning culture at South Lake High School. We leave for an 8-day bus trip on Thursday, 5/30, and have 50 players going to Georgia Tech, South Carolina, NC State, UNC, Mercer, UF, and end at UCF.

We will look to improve over the summer and be ready to compete this fall. It was great watching our new coaching staff coach up our players on Friday. We are extremely blessed to have a top-notch coaching staff, school administration, and teachers, and a parent base that all believe in the vision and growth of this program. We want to make our community proud and make Friday nights special at South Lake High School.”

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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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