Sports Update: Week 11

Starting with last week, the eleventh of the school year, the Navigator will be publishing a weekly sports recap the week after. However, there will be no update for Week 12 as the football game at Boyd Anderson High School has been postponed.

Fort Lauderdale High School teachers showed their support with a “Teachers Love 1600” banner at the game October 29.
Photo courtesy of Mrs. Scott

Home Opener

by Edgardo Edmond

The Fort Lauderdale High School varsity football team played their first game of the season against Dillard High School at Lockhart Stadium on October 29.

Quarterback Luca Foerch (10) threw 12-26 for 220 yards, while wide receiver and Florida Atlantic University commit Jahmal Edrine (12) had six receptions and 142 yards.

The Foerch/Edrine pair combined for all three of Lauderdale’s touchdowns, but it was not enough as Dillard won 42 to 20. The football team was scheduled to play Boyd Anderson away today, November 6, but the game has been postponed due to unspecified reasons as of the time of this article’s publication.

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New Home Field

by Benjamin Schnirman

The October 29 game also marked the first home game played at the reimagined Lockhart Stadium site, now the home of Major League Soccer club Inter Miami CF as well as their USL League 1 affiliate Fort Lauderdale CF.

The Lauderdale football team has not had a true home field since 2012, when the old Lockhart Stadium closed down, and has been playing home games at fierce rival Northeast High School’s football field.

Lockhart Stadium was rebuilt when Inter Miami came in, after years of being in a decrepit state. A new 1,500 seat stadium, specifically for high school sports, was built near the main stadium and will serve as the permanent home of the football teams of Fort Lauderdale and Stranahan High Schools.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, major games, such as the traditional Soul Bowl between Dillard and Blanche Ely High Schools, may still be played in the main 18,000 seat stadium.

Drum majors Jayden Grand (12, left) and Chad Jordan (11, right) stand at attention during the October 29 football game.
Photo courtesy of Mrs. Scott
Fort Lauderdale High School BLU Ice Dancers pose for a photo during the October 29 football game.
From left to right: Shamyia Polk (12), Janiya Alexandre (12), Iyanah Forbes (12), Sydney Woods (12), Faith Fenelus (10), Briana Ellis (11)
Photo courtesy of Mrs. Scott

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