Lake Mary Football 2021 Season in review


Lake Mary football’s season has come to an end. The team finished 10-2 they went out with a  loss over Seminole in the quarterfinals. The team had a great season, only losing 2 games they finished 2nd in the 8A district behind Seminole.

The season started off incredible, they won there first 7 straight games and finished 9-1 in the regular season. The team first played Timber creek in the Region 1 quarterfinals. Lake Mary coach Scott Perry acknowledged the win after the Rams sputtered through a 20-14 win at Timber Creek (7-4) in a Region 1 quarterfinal.

Lake Mary’s immediate problem Friday was a 7-3 halftime deficit as Timber Creek intercepted a pass, forced a turnover-on-downs and held the Rams to a short field goal following an 11-play drive.

The Rams responded in the second half by building a 20-7 lead and going on to wear down the Wolves while sustaining lengthy offensive drives and tallying 6 sacks on defense. “Our guys settled down, started being focused, and played much better in the second half,” Perry said. “When we eliminated those little mistakes, we were able to drive the football and get down the field.” QB Gunnar Smith rebounded from a spotty start to finish 21-of-31 passing for 235 yards with 2 TDs and 1 interception, which bounced off the hands of a receiver and into the arms of Timber Creek defender Jalon Chaney. The wolves scored again making it a close game, but in the end Lake Mary came out on top. Senior LB Brock Brown on the reflection of there season said “We Exceeded all expectations and developed a new winning culture at Lake Mary and none of this would be possible without coaches players and especially the senior class.”

As the season ends some of the seniors will move on to play college football and beyond while others have put on a football uniform for the last time.