Horizon football named 2021 Class 5A Team Academic Champions

The Hawks finished their first season with two wins, including the Battle of the Groves trophy against Windermere.

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  • | 12:31 p.m. January 7, 2022
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On January 6, Horizon High School's football team was named the Class 5A team academic champions after having the highest cumulative team GPA in the class. 

The team finished with a 3.359 GPA. 

A post to the team's Facebook page from head coach Dennis Thomas called the players "absolutely amazing". 

"Year 1 and we won the battle of the groves (sic) and we are the 5A state academic football champions," the post said. 

The Horizon Hawks finished their inaugural season with a 2-8 record, respectable for a first year program. Their wins came over fellow first-year program Lake Buena Vista and crosstown rival Windermere. With the win over the Wolverines, the Hawks won the inaugural Battle for the Groves trophy. 


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