June 14, 2024

South Lake High Football Team Inagural Bus Tour A Huge Success

1.2 min read| Published On: June 14th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

South Lake High Football Team Inagural Bus Tour A Huge Success

1.2 min read| Published On: June 14th, 2024|

South Lake High School Football embarked on their inaugural summer college bus trip from Thursday, May 30th to June 6th. Forty-nine football players participated, looking to showcase their skills and earn potential offers from Division 1 programs.

The players and coaches departed on a chartered bus at 4:30 a.m. on May 30th to Georgia Tech. From Georgia Tech, the Eagles traveled to the University of South Carolina, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina, Mercer University, the University of Florida, and the tour ended with a trip to the University of Central Florida with a 7-on-7 tournament and padded lineman camp.

“The trip was a major success and will jumpstart the Eagles’ summer workouts. We were so happy with the turnout and look forward to building upon the success of this trip for the future,” says South Lake Head Football Coach Brad Lord.

(South Lake Head Coach Brad Lord stands with Florida head coach Billy Napier.)

South Lake High School has been committed to rebuilding the football program, which has started with head coach Brad Lord, who continues to attempt to turn the program around. South Lake finished with an 0-10 record in 2022. Last year, South Lake managed to win 2 games, which was a step in the right direction.

(The South Lake football athletes got the opportunity to perform at University of North Carolina.)

South Lake High will look to continue its uphill trajectory come August. There are some solid players returning to the program. These are very positive things to see in Lake County and get our players recognition at some of the USA’s most prestigious Universities. Congratulations to South Lake High on a great inaugural bus tour trip!

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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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