Legacy earns first playoff win, will face Lakers -- Observer Preps

The two local SSAC teams will reunite for the second time this fall.

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Legacy Charter senior kicker and defensive back Kyle Burdue drilled a field goal with 45 seconds remaining to help elevate the Eagles to a 24-22 victory over host Faith Christian in their first-ever Sunshine State Athletic Conference Playoff Game Oct. 27, capping a thrilling evening of football.

“It was crazy — it was a really good game,” Legacy head coach Jarrett Wiggers said.

The Eagles (6-3) had gone into halftime up a touchdown, 14-6, after Hilton Lamprecht connected with Miles Moyer for a touchdown just before the break. 

Faith would fight back, though, eventually taking a 22-21 lead with two minutes to play. Lamprecht led Legacy down the field on a well-run two-minute drill, with a big pass to Moyer helping to get the Eagles in field-goal range for the winning kick.

Although Legacy was excited to earn in its first playoff win as a program, there is no rest in the SSAC Playoffs. The next task for Wiggers’ team is to try and unseat the undefeated Windermere Prep Lakers (9-0) at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Windermere Prep. 

The Lakers topped Legacy Sept. 30, 48-27, in a regular-season showdown.

“It’s always hard to prepare for a team like that because they can beat you so many ways,” Wiggers said of the Lakers. “They’re always so well coached. So, for us, you have to be well prepared and almost play a perfect football game to contend with a team like that.”

Both teams enter the Coastal League Semifinal matchup with injury problems — an issue that can take an especially hard toll on teams with limited rosters. The winner will advance to the Coastal League Championship Game Nov. 12 at St. Edwards School.

As for the Eagles, specifically, Wiggers said his boys will have to avoid unnecessary penalties that have been costly in previous weeks.

“(Practice) this week is going to be a lot about discipline,” Wiggers said.


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