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Updated: 09/26/2012 11:02:03AM

Highlanders trump Immokalee, 19-14

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD


A steady rain falls as the Lake Wales Highlanders line up against the Immokalee Indians Friday night in Lake Wales.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD


Indians offensive lineman Kirby Henry is loaded into an ambulance after suffering what may have been a dislocated and fractured elbow during Friday's game against Lake Wales.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD


Lake Wales High School wide receiver Chance McCall stands in front of a giant puddle of rain water on the field during Friday's game against Immokalee at Legion Field.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD


Rain was pouring steadily as the Lake Wales Highlanders challenged the Immokalee Indians Friday night in Lake Wales.

By TODD NESSA

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There’s such a thing as playing football in the rain, and there is such a thing as winning, and winning itself could be considered even sweeter when faced with such soggy weather. But the Highlanders proved their excellence on Legion Field, as they pocketed a victory, beating Immokalee by 19-14.

With 7:16 left on the clock in the 4th quarter, Immokalee’s D. Johnson was intercepted by Lake Wale’s Darion Staten. The Indian’s defense responded by bringing down running back Justin Henderson for a loss a play later and went on to stop the run to force a punt. Matthewson’s punt was a good one, and it sailed to the 26-yard line.

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