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Lakeland tops Lake Nona in wild 7A playoff game

Lakeland tops Lake Nona in wild 7A playoff game

LAKELAND — Lake Nona quarterback Tucker Israel and receiver Deondre Farrier both had record-setting performances Friday night, but a big second half by Lakeland didn't give the Lions a chance to celebrate in the 7A region quarterfinal at Bryant Stadium. Lakeland (11-0), the No. 3-ranked team in the state, rallied for a 48-38 victory and will play at Kissimmee Osceola (10-1), which beat Bartow 35-7, next week in a region semifinal. Lakeland, which trailed through much of the game, took the lead for good with 3:29 remaining in the third quarter when running back Anthony Davis, who was pivotal in the Dreadnaughts' rally, scored on a 36-yard run. That score came less than a...

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