Football action is back.
The Highlanders are finally seeing the light. This past Friday the Highlanders defeated the Immokalee Indians (19-14). Sophomore Earnest Hamilton’s 14 yard run secured the win for the Highlanders in the third quarter. Tony Reeves also shook things up on the field running 4 yards in the opening quarter to the end zone. Another standout moment includes Tate Mathewson’s 41 yard field goal kick in the third quarter. Lake Wales enjoyed winning their first game of the season, with hopes of continuing the winning streak against their next competitors, Jenkins High school.
The Fury U17 Boys traveled to Spring Hill, this past Saturday to take on the First Hernando YSC. Perfect weather and shear preparation helped aide Lake Wales Fury in their win with a (3-0) score. Goals were scored by Juan Bautisa, and the defending goalie of First Hernando YSC. Spencer Maldonaldo racked up 14 saves on the goal. Lake Wales Fury took 16 shots to the goals displaying great ball work and tremendous team effort. On Sunday, Lake Wales Fury U17 Boys traveled to Tarpon Springs to meet under a host of clouds, the West Florida Premier Soccer Team. Despite a 40 minute rain delay, Lake Wales Fury prevailed with another win. The Fury won the game (4-1). A penalty kick by Juan Bautisa was the first goal of the day. Manny Hernandez, Jose Renteria and Lamar Bobb also helped the team with goals.
Spencer Maldonaldo, Lake Wales goalie, was relieved by Austin Arnold to play at forward during the second half.
Have a marvelous weekend. Until next time, that is all for this week in sports. Athletes, parents, coaches and fans, I leave you with a quote:
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt