St. Petersburg, Florida -- As the dog days of summer come to an end, the boys at Lakewood High School are busy getting ready for this upcoming football season. They even practice in the rain, looking to gain a competitive edge on their opponents.
Last year, the team got off to a great start at 6-0 but that quickly came to a halt, as the Spartans dropped their next four to finish the season 6-4.
This year, the team will be lead by quarterback Tracy Johnson, who said his goal is leading the Spartans to a state championship. Along with Johnson, Lakewood has a handful of players that you should keep your eye on, including: wide receivers Rodney Adams and Marquez Valdes, along with defensive back Gary Sherman.
After talking to the several of the Spartans, they said that the team benefits tremendously from the coaching of Head Coach Cory Moore, who has played in the NFL, and knows how to run NFL-style conditioning and practices.