Wildcats Headed to Second Football State Championship in School History

The Academy football team will play for its second State Championship (2006) in school history this Saturday at Southeastern Christian University in Lakeland. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30pm.

AATL boasts an impressive 10-1 record and is averaging over 50 points per game, while holding opponents to 15 points per game. The State Championship opponent, Old Plank (Jacksonville), enters the game undefeated.

State Semifinal Win

“This is an exciting moment for the entire Academy Athletic Program, especially our football team and its coaches. Coach Brown, his staff, and the players have worked so hard for this, and we’re all excited at the chance of this team bringing home our second football state championship,” said Tom Haslam, Athletic Director.

“This is a culmination of four years of hard work and dedication. I’m excited for these players who have worked so hard and have done everything we’ve asked of them on the field, in the classroom, and throughout our community. The goal is always greater than the struggle,” said Football Coach Shawn Brown.


Game Details

Address: Southeastern Christian University, 1000 Longfellow Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801

Admission: $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students

Southeastern University is a smoke-free environment. Food from outside will not be allowed into the complex. 

Catch a ride on the Fan Bus! Register here.


View the Semifinal Game Gallery here. Thank you to John Faith for the photos.

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