Original Article by Kevin Weiss, The Laker/Lutz News
Academy at the Lakes football head coach Shawn Brown anticipated a team turnaround before the season.
He was right.
After three consecutive losing seasons in the eight-man football ranks, the Wildcats are in the midst of one of its best in program history, with a state title in reach.
The team currently stands at 9-1, including a 7-0 mark in Florida Christian Region 2 — worthy enough for a No. 2 ranking in the state among all eight-man schools.
And, they’re just a win away from reaching the FCAPPS (Florida Christian Association of Private and Parochial Schools) championship game.