The Lakeland High School Dreadnaughts advance to a playoff next Friday with Plant High for the fourth year in a row after defeating the Kathleen Red Devils 29-7 in regional semi-finals Friday night at Bryant Stadium. Lakeland defeated their long-time, cross-town rival Kathleen 50-0 when they met during the regular season. Their match-up with Plant takes place next Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Bryant Stadium. Meanwhile, Victory Christian shut out Trinity Christian of Deltona 35-0 in the Class 2A regional semifinals and play at home next week against Foundation Academy of Winter Garden. ALSO: Ledger coverage of LHS-Kathleen and Victory Christian
Check our gallery after the jump:
Torean Sealey, KHS Red Devils, wide receiver tries to get the ball away from their own end zone.
Ski McWilliams, LHS senior quarterback, scrambles before making a pass.
Kathleen kicker Jared Gonzalez punts in the fourth quarter
Mrs. King, Tanira King (eating nachos) and Terry King keep warm on the visitors’ side during the halftime show.
LHS senior PJ Sloan, prior to the Dreadnaughts entrance to the field.
LHS Drum Major Alexander Bush
Kathleen cheerleader De’Asioca Lisbon joins her mother, Charnecia Lisbon, in the stands.
Kyle Beasley mans the air horn used to keep LHS spirits high.
Lakeland High School Dreadnaughts and the Kathleen High School Red Devils face off a the line of scrimmage.
Destiny Adams, Derrion Jones, Lexi’ Hayes and Antanajia Ray take selfies after the game.
Fans light up their cell phones, and players enter the field to wave at the patients at Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children which overlooks Bryant Stadium in a pause at the end of the first quarter.