Big Plays Propel Lakeland 37-20 Over Powerhouse Apopka

Apopka, ranked No. 4 in Class 8A (Lakeland is ranked fourth in class 7A) is coached by Rick Darlington, who formerly played for Lakeland coach Bill Castle. Said Castle: “I’d rather beat Rick than anyone because it means something. He is definitely the best coach in the state of Florida.” More coverage: Orlando Sentinel | WESH