May 2, 2024

Wildwood Girls Flag-Football Team Make History: Will Compete in State Championships

1.2 min read| Published On: May 2nd, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Wildwood Girls Flag-Football Team Make History: Will Compete in State Championships

1.2 min read| Published On: May 2nd, 2024|

The Wildwood Middle High School girls flag-football program have made history becoming the first team in school history to make it to the State Championships. They pulled off a big victory last evening against Lecanto to earn the opportunity to compete with some of the best teams on the biggest stage in High School sports for flag-football.

Last evening the game was intense. 8th Grade Quarterback Zoey Brown was terrific all night and she has been all year long. She was not intimidated by facing players much older than her. In fact she embraces it. Despite trailing behind Lecanto early in the gaem, the Wildcats kept up a great fight. The game came down to a thrilling climax in the final minutes of the game.

Wildwood was down 27-25 with just one minute remaining. The Lady Wildcats went on a drive down the field. Zoey Brown scrambled for a decisive touchdown in the final mintue of play to secure a 32-27 victory for the Wildcats and propelling the tema into the Elite Eight for the first time in school history! Wildwood is now 11-0 on the season. Every game is an elimination game now and Wildwood did everything they could to ensure victory last evening. It came down to the final seconds but what a finish!

The Lady Cats are now going to face their most challenging opponent yet. They will face Robinson High School in Tampa at 7:00pm on Friday, May 3rd. The school is asking for support. This game will be played at Robinson High School. This is a huge moment for girls sports in Sumter County. We are so excited for the lady Wildcats to earn this opportunity and no matter what happens they have made us proud all year long.

Go Lady Cats!

Photo Credit – Wildwood Middle High School Facebook

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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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