Lions roar on night of celebration


Eric Esquivel

Star running back, DJ Scott, runs the football past East River defenders.

The Oviedo Lions took on the East River Falcons Monday night, defeating the Falcons by a score of 57-10. The game was rescheduled to Monday due to Hurricane Ian. The win was the Lions sixth win, giving them a 6-1 record and putting them at the top of 3m district 2 in prime position for a playoff spot.

“We have a team full of dogs, we just love to play,” said sophomore receiver Braden Olsson.

Monday night was no ordinary football game, it was also the Lions homecoming game. During half time all the homecoming court nominees went onto the field and were introduced to roaring applause.

“At first, I was a little skeptical about it, but I definitely ended up having fun,” said sophomore Homecoming court nominee, Logan Proth.

The Lions were once again led by star running back duo DJ Scott and Omari Muhammad Wyatt, combing for 136 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 10.7 yards per carry. The duo have now combined for 1212 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns in just seven games.

Starting Quarterback, Jackson Latour, went down after a scary hit late in the second quarter, but was able to get up and continue to lead the rout of the Falcons.

“I’m feeling good and should be ready for next week,” said Latour.

 Latour has thrown for over 800 yards on the season, including 11 touchdowns to just three interceptions.

In his second season as the Lions head coach, Greg Odinero has built a solid 12-5 record and has continued to move the program in an upward direction as he continues to try and push his squad back to the playoffs.

The Lions are back in action this Friday, playing the Lyman Greyhounds who have a solid 6-2 record and are second in 3m district 2 right behind the Lions. The Lions will faceoff against cross town rival Hagerty High on November fourth to end the season. The Huskies are also 6-1, second in their division behind Winter Park.