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  • Dreadnaughts Outduel Indians in a Shootout, 60-48.

    For the second time in the past three playoff games, the final score could have been mistaken for a basketball game.

    The Dreadnaughts amassed an incredible 540 yards of total offense, including a dominant rushing output of 497 yards. Lakeland scored on all its first-half possessions and only punted once in the second half.

    D’Marius Rucker (RB) led the Dreadnaughts by …

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  • Dreadnaughts Skin Bobcats, 21-20.

    Dreadnaught Nation may be witnessing history.

    Even the most optimistic Lakeland fans, if being intellectually honest, would not have predicted a trip to the 4S State Championship Game this season. Too many reasons this should have been a rebuilding year, including a new coaching staff, key players graduated, and as tough a regular season as Lakeland has faced. Due to a remar…

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  • Dreadnaughts Soar Past Hawks, 77-48.

    Your eyes have not deceived you. Nor is the score a misprint.

    In the annals of the Lakeland Dreadnaughts, I am confident there has never been such an epic offensive outpouring – the highest scoring game in history – 125 total points. I wish former Dreadnaught Historian,
    Bobby Whitehead, had been there to witness this historic night and to verify my claim.

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  • Dreadnaughts Sting the Yellowjackets, 28-6

    Lakeland hosted Bartow during the Class 4S, Region 2 Semi-Final last Friday at Bryant Stadium. The game was deja vu of sorts reminding Dreadnaught fans of the game played on October 5th. Like the prior meeting, Lakeland’s defense dominated and secured the victory which was never in question for the Dreadnaughts.

    Lakeland applied tenacious pressure that led to multiple Bart…

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  • Dreadnaughts Corral the Mustangs, 49-17

    Mitchell (New Port Richey) built an early 100 lead and appeared to be

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  • Dreadnaughts Pitchfork Red Devils, 37-0

    Lakeland, led by a dominating defense effort, posted its fifth shutout of the season in devasting Kathleen last Friday at Bryant Stadium.

    The victory ensures a first-place finish and 4S, District 7 Championship for the Dreadnaughts and first-year Coach Marvin Frazier. The win also secures a seeding in the 2023 FHSAA Playoffs.

    The Dreadnaughts began their scoring onslaug…

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  • Dreadnaughts Jousted By Knights, 35-34.

    The Dreadnaught Faithful knew this season would be daunting with the toughest regular season schedule in recent memory and the program going through a rebuilding season. After early season losses to nationally ranked Miami Norland and St. Joseph’s Prep, the Dreadnaughts appeared to have returned to their winning ways, most games won in dominant fashion. That came to a halt last…

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  • Dreadnaughts Lead Eagles to Extinction, 59-0.

    The pregame hype echoed this was one of the better Eagles’ teams in recent years. Coming into Friday’s contest, the Eagles only had one blemish on their record, sustained the previous week.

    From George Jenkins’ first possession, it was clear that the outcome would be very much like the recent past. Carlos Mitchell (CB/WR) intercepted an errant pass and returned it for …

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  • Dreadnaughts Exterminate the Yellowjackets, 30-2.

    The Bartow Yellowjackets entered Bryant Stadium with an undefeated record and a reputation for a high-scoring offense. Though the Yellowjackets were dealing with suspensions and injuries, the Dreadnaught Faithful expected Lakeland to be tested last Friday.

    Bartow is undefeated no more.

    Given that Bartow’s only points came vi…

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  • Dreadnaughts Bludgeon the Braves, 21-0.

    Though Lakeland went into the game with a new head coach, multiple injuries and inclement weather, it was tradition as usual as the Dreadnaughts defeated Lake Gibson at Virgil Ramage Stadium.

    Heading into the contest, Lakeland and Lake Gibson sat as the top two teams in 4S, District 7. The game was a pivotal battle in the standings with the winn…

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  • Dreadnaughts Torment Blue Devils, 28-12.

    For the majority of the first half of the game, Winter Haven appeared poised to end a losing streak to Lakeland which spanned more than three decades.

    The game was an eerie scene. Injuries mounted on consecutive drives in the first quarter for the Dreadnaughts as D’Marius Rucker (RB) and Zander Smith (QB) were unable to return. Questionable calls and penalties, as evidenced …

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  • Dreadnaughts Kick the Kowboys, 26-0.

    The Dreadnaughts returned to their winning ways as they ventured to Markus Paul Stadium and sailed home with a victory over Kissimmee Osceola.

    The Kowboys played without multiple key offensive players, including Taevion Swint (four-star RB and University of Central Florida commitment). Without these players, Kissimmee Osceola had little hope of winning the contest. The Dread…

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  • Dreadnaughts Decommissioned By Hawks, 45-24.

    St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) came to Bryant Stadium boasting a football history like few other prep programs across the nation. The Hawks, who entered the game ranked No. 10 in the national SB Live/Sports Illustrated Power 25, have won 22 state championships including four of the last five. The Hawks also have multiple players committed to Division I programs …

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  • Lakeland Sends Largo Packing, 28-0.

    Eager to atone for their performance against Miami Norland last week, the Dreadnaughts’ defense stormed the Packers’ offense and led Lakeland to its first regular season game win for head coach Marvin Frazier.

    The contest was a defensive battle for the majority of three quarters. Both teams stymied their opponents with drive-ending plays and numerous reverberating collis…

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  • Vikings Pillage the Dreadnaughts, 48-34.

    Dreadnaught fans who follow high school football in Florida knew this would be an opening game unlike another in recent memory. Lakeland, the 2022 4S State Champions, matched up against Miami Norland, the 2022 2S State Semi-Finalists.

    The scoring began on the opening kickoff for the Dreadnaughts as Rick Penick (WR) raced 99 yards for the score.

    On the following kickoff, a…

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  • Lakeland Grounds Armwood for 28-13 Victory.

    The Dreadnaughts began the Kickoff Classic against the Armwood Hawks in uncharted waters not sailed in 47 years. To say Lakeland launched a new era would be the understatement of the century. Former Dreadnaughts’ WR coach, Marvin Frazier, who assumed the reigns from legendary coach Bill Castle, led Lakeland to a 28-13 victory in his 2023 head coaching debut.

    The lone first…

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  • Dreadnaughts Rule the Reservation
    by Defeating the Indians, 21-14.

    Lakeland overcame an early turnover and deficit to win its eighth state championship in school history.

    The Dreadnaughts relied on their stable of running backs, including Don’Ares Johnson (21 carries, 131 yards), D’Marius Rucker (10 carries,
    64 yards) and Markell Johnson (12 carries, 38 yards) to secure the victory.

    Zach Pleuss (QB), who was also an integral part of t…

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  • Dreadnaughts Torpedo Braves, 47-14.

    Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Ian, the game between crosstown rivals took place on Monday, September 29th. While rain still affected the contest by delaying its start more than 90 minutes, the weather paled in comparison to the Dreadnaught storm which sank the Braves.

    Though the Dreadnaughts’ scoring did not begin until later in the first quarter, the game was n…

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  • Lakeland Bedevils Winter Haven, 39-6

    Though inclement weather canceled last week’s game against the Largo Packers, Lakeland was in dominant form as the Dreadnaughts sailed by the Blue Devils.

    The Dreadnaughts scored 21 points in the first quarter, 18 points in the second quarter, and cruised to a 39-6 win over the Blue Devils.
    Scoring began on the first play of the contest as Tyler Williams (WR) received the…

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  • Lakeland Breezes Past Clearwater, 42-6

    The Dreadnaughts began regular season play of their 2022 football campaign traveling to Jack White Stadium facing the Clearwater High School Tornadoes.

    Clearwater took the early lead, 6-0, when Jaylen White (RB) completed a 25-yard pass to Justin Glenn (WR) for a touchdown. The score came with 10:22 remaining in the first quarter. Lakeland blocked the extra point attempt.

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  • Lakeland Weathers Armwood For 13-6 “Kickoff Classic” Victory

    Lakeland Weathers Armwood for 13-6 Victory.

    Friday Night Lights has returned to Bryant Stadium.

    The Dreadnaughts began their 2022 football season on August 19th against the Armwood Hawks in the Kick-Off Classic. Though a preseason game, the outcome mattered to both schools, each having won multiple state championships in their storied histories.

    Lakeland raced to a 13-…

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  • 5 Star Feature: Demarkcus Bowman – Lakeland Running Back – Interview – Sports Stars of Tomorrow

    Demarkcus Bowman has proven to be one of the best players in the 2020 class. He’s making history as a running back for the storied Lakeland Dreadnaughts football program in Florida. He is verbally committed to the Clemson Tigers.…

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  • Lakeland Beats Plant City 55-19

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  • Lakeland, Victory Still Ranked #1

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  • Lakeland Special Teams Seal Victory over Jenkins

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  • Mike Pouncey Contract Extended–nfl.html

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  • Lakeland Rolls Past American Collegiate

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  • Lakeland Kicker Found by O-Line Coach

    When you think of Lakeland football and its history, fans will be quick to remember players like Wayne Peace, Duke Pearson, Johnnie Mack, Johnnie Jones, Deaubrey Devine, Chris Rainey, the Pouncey twins, A.J. Davis, etc. Not to be overlooked, however, are the kickers. The Dreadnaughts boast a rich history of top place-kickers, players like Charlie Pierce, Brendt Talcott, Robb…

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  • Watson Clinic Sports Physical Day

    Watson Clinic Sports Physical Day will be help Saturday, June 9th from 8am until 12pm:

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  • Booster Club Meeting with Forrest Cunningham

    Former Dreadnaught football player Forrest Cunningham addresses the crowd at the kickoff Booster Club meeting this past Monday evening. Be sure to read the article from the Bagpipe about the meeting:…

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  • No Webcast for the 2014 Kickoff Classic

    Dreadnaught Fans,

    We are disappointed to inform you that we will not be able to bring you tonight’s webcast from Lake Gibson for the Kickoff Classic. Lake Gibson has asked Lakeland…

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  • This Year’s Running Backs – 2013

    The 2013 Lakeland High School Running Backs
    by Brent Harbin 

    While the next exciting installment of Dreadnaught Football season rolls by, allow me to introduce myself and the running backs on this year’s varsity team. I am 2nd year Dreadnaught Coach Brent Harbin,…

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  • This Year’s Offensive Line – 2013

    by Kevin Farkas
    Offensive Line Coach

    Beginning my first year as the Dreadnaught offensive line coach I could not be more excited about the group of exceptional young men that I have to work with.   The 2013 Dreadnaught offensive line will be anchored by two returning starters.  T…

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  • This Year’s Defensive Line – 2013

    by Dan Talbot
    Defensive Line Coach

    Another exciting year of Dreadnaught Football is upon us at Bryant Stadium.  With a new year comes a new group of Defensive Lineman.  For the first time in a long time the Dreadnaught DL has a lot of returning faces from last year’s team and a…

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  • This Year’s Receiving Corps – 2013

    by Will Bahler
    Wide Receivers Coach

    Another exciting year of Dreadnaught Football is upon us here at Bryant Stadium, and the stadium continues to house the best fans in all of Florida.  The fans have become accustomed to witnessing big plays in the passing game and this year shoul…

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  • Change Can Be A Good Thing – Dreadnaughts 2013

    August 28, 2013

    Dreadnaught Supporters,

    As we gear up for the 2013 Dreadnaught Football season, quite a few changes are coming to the program. We’re excited about the new webcast, re-designed game program, new uniforms and a new group of players.

    I wanted to address some of the changes below:

    Lakeland Live Webcast


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  • Naughts in the NFL: Week 9

    Four former Dreadnaughts were active in Week 9 of the NFL season. Of those 4, 2 players started for their respective teams (Mike & Maurkice Pouncey) with performances from Pittsburgh’s Chris Rainey (five kickoff returns, 173 yards) and Tampa Bay’s Ahmad Black (forced fumble, interception, five tackles) highlighting the weekend.

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  • Senior Night Live 2012

    Senior Parents/Guardians of: 

    Football, JROTC Cheerleaders and Anchorettes, Students

    Lakeland Football Century Club Presents Senior Night Live!

    You are invited to attend “Senior N…

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  • Senior Spotlight – Jalen Stevenson

    by Barbara Cutrell

    This is our first look at our Dreadnaught Senior football players this year. Our first senior we will spotlight is Jalen Stevenson #96 defensive lineman. The, always dominating defense of the Dreadnaughts is known well by most opposing offenses. Jalen Stevenson, #96 is one of those defensive players…

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  • Booster Club Meeting with Coach John Flath

    by Barbara Cutrell

    Each Monday night during the football season there is a meeting of the boosters of the Lakeland Football Century Club. Last year Century Club president Sid Kimbrell began a new tradition of bringing in alumni of Lakeland High School and the Dreadnaught Football team to speak to the boosters.  At to…

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  • Booster Club Meeting with Congressman Dennis Ross

    by Jordan Thurn

    The Lakeland Football Booster Club held its weekly meeting Monday night, September 3rd with guest speaker Congressman Dennis Ross present to give a speech.

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  • Barrett Creative Designs Lakeland Football Website

    At Barrett Creative, we’re passionate about high school football and we certainly love the Dreadnaughts. As a kid, I grew up under the Friday night lights as a ball boy. The atmosphere was electric, the passion of the team was addicting and watching these boys transform to men was life changing.

    We also have a …

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  • French Newspaper – Friday night time stops in Lakeland

    Note: This original article is in French. The English version is through a translation program.
    Original article link:

    Friday night time stops in Lakeland

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  • Lakeland High School Football Century Club Presents Senior Night Live!

    Senior Parents of: Football, JROTC, Cheerleaders and Anchorettes Students

    Lakeland High School Football Century Club Presents Senior Night Live!

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  • Associated Press Top 10 Florida High School Football Poll – Week 7

    Florida State Football Poll – Week 7

    The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

    Class 8A
    Record Pts Prv
    1. Miramar (11) 6-0 145 2
    2. Tampa Plant (3) 5-0 135 1

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  • Associated Press Top 10 Florida High School Football Poll – Week 6

    Class 8A
    1. Plant
    2. Miramar
    T3. Christopher Columbus Catholic
    T3. Dr. Phillips
    5. Vero Beach
    6. Coral Reef Senior
    7. Lake Brantley
    8. DeLand
    9. Cypress Bay
    10. Fletcher
    Others receiving votes: Park Vista Community 8, Orlando Freedom 6, Miami 5, Palm Beach Gardens 2, Olympia 1. <

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  • Associated Press Top 10 Florida High School Football Poll – Week 5

    Florida State Football Poll – Week 5

    Here’s the updated Associated Press poll for each class in Florida.

    Class 8A
    1. Miami Christopher Columbus (13) 3-0 138 1
    2. Tampa Plant 3-0 119 2
    3. Miramar (1) 4-0 116 3
    4. Orlando Dr. Phillips 4-0 99 4
    5. Weston Cyp…

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  • Associated Press Top 10 Florida High School Football Poll – Week 4

    Florida State Football Poll – Week 4

    The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:
    Class 8A
    Record Pts Prv
    1. Miami Christopher Columbus (13) 2-0 147 1
    2. Tampa Plant (1…

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  • Associated Press Top 10 Florida High School Football Poll – Week 3

    Florida State Football Poll -Week 3

    The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:
    Record Pts Prv

    Class 8A
    1. Miami Christopher Columbus (14) 1-0 149 1
    2. Tampa Plant (…

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  • Associated Press Top 10 Florida High School Football Poll

    The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings: 

    Record Pts Prv 

    Class 5A

    1. Glades Central (15) 1-0 159 1
    2. Miami Norland (1) 1-0 138 2
    3. North Marion 1-0 129 3

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  • Dreadnaught Team ready for 2011

    We are all proud to be a part of a football program that has brought national recognition to our school and community with six state championships and twice being selected National Champions by Sports Illustrated and USA TODAY.

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  • Dreadnaught 2011 Football Season Kicks Off Soon!

    As we embark on the 2011 football season Dreadnaught fans will be pleased to know that we will be redesigning and updating our website.

    It will have many of the features you have come to enjoy over the years, but will also have many new elements that you will find helpful. In the meantime,

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