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    Mustangs beat rival Braden River for third time

    The Lakewood Ranch Football team beat rival Braden River 21-7 on Friday in front of a Michael Farhatcapacity home crowd. The Mustangs victory was the third victory in a row in this modern rivalry. A rivalry that has taken center stage in the storied Manatee County football community, due in part, to the closeness of the two schools.

    The Mustangs and Pirates played a tight first half where field position in favor of the Pirates was a major factor. The Mustangs lone score of the half came on a commanding first possession where the Mustangs drove the length of the field pounding the run game, with Junior Chris Pearcey carrying the load. Sophomore QB Chad Rex scored from 2 yards out on a sneak play.

    While the first half was dominated by field possession, the second half belonged to the stifling Mustang defense. Led by Senior Luke Sears' double digit tackles and Senior K J Brown's fourth quarter interception, the Pirates were unable to form any sort of grounLuke Searsd game, finishing with just 23 yards rushing. The tough Mustang defense held down the fort until the offense finally broke the game wide open. Freshman running back Ashawn Angell broke through a hole on the left side of the line then exploded downfield for a 50 yard score electrifying the partisan Mustang crowd. Just two possessions later, the Mustangs got another long score while Rex scrambled left and put the exclamation point on the victory with a 53 yard run.

  • Mustang Summer Football Camp dates announced

    The Lakewood Ranch Football coaching staff will be holding a summer football skills camp on June 11th through the 15th. All students grade 1 through 9th are encouraged to attend. For more information see the camp flyer.

    Are you a 2012 Incoming Freshman Football Player?

    If the answer to the question above is yes, and you would like additional information see this informative guide to find out more about Mustang Football. If you have additional questions, please contact Coach Trent.

    Mustangs Pound Pirates

    For two years now, the LRHS Mustangs entered the Braden River game as underdogs (according to the local media), and for two years thTwenty Catche Mustangs have prevailed. The Mustangs went on the road to defeat the Pirates 28-18, in front of a capacity crowd. The game went just the way the Mustangs preferred, as the Ranch Offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage and outmuscled the Pirates, grinding out over 200 yards on the ground. The ‘Stangs ground game was led by Mackenzie Hathaway, who rushed for 126 yards and two scores. Andre Christiano added another 70, while Sam Harper chipped in 23 yards. Senior QB Jeren Kowalewski also scored twice and threw several nice passes as he solidly managed the game. The real story hoKat Celebrateswever, was at the line of scrimmage, where the Mustangs offensive line punished the Pirates defensive line. Time and again, it was apparent what the Mustangs wanted to do, and Pirates seemed powerless to do anything about it. The defense also did just enough to hold back the Pirate offense and finished the game off with two late interceptions. In all it was a great night to be a Mustang!

    Fall Camp Begins

    The 2011 LRHS Mustang Football team will begin practices on Monday August 8th, at 8am. Practice will contine at that start time throughout the week. For additional questions you can contact Coach Trent's via e-mail.

    Incoming Freshman Informational Flyer

    If you are an incoming Freshman Football player for the the school year 2011-12, we have created an informational flyer to help with the transition to high school. Click here to download the flyer.

    Catching up with...

    I recently caught up with former Mustang Football player Peter Latham. He is currently attending St Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. Latham is playing football for the Green Knights, a NCAA Division III school that plays out of the Midwest Conference. We often here about former players heading to schools on scholarship, but we rarely hear about their experiences until after their playing days have ended. I spoke with Peter, via email, on life away from the Ranch.

    Peter is enjoying his time at St Norbert's and De Pere, the small community town of about 20,000 residents. The Green Bay suburb is all about family and character, according to Latham. The school work has been challenging and takes up a lot of his time, as he is majoring in Political Science, with double minors in Philosophy and Computer Science. He is also learning to be independent as he is responsible for many things that he didn't have to worry about when he was at home (i.e. laundry, and meals). Football has been great so far, as Peter has gotten a lot of playing time as a third down pass rushing specialist. Peter says that the community support for the team has been great, as the new stadium is always filled for home games. Peter keeps up, through his family, with Mustang football. He says that he would, "sell my soul for one more game at the ranch", and that the Mustang players should, "keep up the good work, and realize how little time they have left". He loves the college experience but notes that football isn't the same when high school is over.

    Peter Latham St Norbert

    The message rings true for all sports- enjoy your high school sports experience. If you are fortunate enough to play athletics in college, you will find that it is much more 'business-like' than the fun you have while playing in high school.

    Varsity Football Schedule 2011-12

    Date H/A Team Time W/L
    9/02 A Braden River (28-18) 7:30 W
    9/9 H Southeast 7:30 L
    9/16 A Bayshore 7:30 L
    9/23 A Boca Ciega (District Game) 7:30 W
    9/30 A Palmetto 7:30 L
    10/7 H Tarpon Springs (District Game) 7:30 W
    10/21 H Dixie Hollins (District Game) 7:30  
    10/28 A Largo (District Game) 7:30  
    11/4 A Osceola (District Game) 7:30  
    11/11 H Manatee 7:30  



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