It’s a long rivalry, but it’s one-sided one between Lakeland and Kathleen. Lakeland was clearly the big brother, until last year. It was one of the most important games in the series between the cross-town schools. Lakeland had won 19 straight games against the Red Devils. Kathleen had not beaten the Dreadnaughts since 1991, when Ray Lewis was a senior at Kathleen.


Holden Hotchkiss


Seth Roy


Seth is a 3-year letterman in varsity football and a 1-year letterman on varsity wrestling. He was a member of the National Honor Society and plans to attend Polk State College to pursue a degree in Nursing.
Izayah Riettie


Izayah is a 3-year letterman in football and basketball. He is a member of FBLA and The National Honor Society. He plans to attend college next year and major in Sports Management.


Patrick Hallier


Coach Paul Hallier graduated from Lakeland High School in 1984. He participated in football, Wrestling, Track & Weightlifting for 3 years while at LHS. He was 1st team All county and All state his Jr. and Sr. years. He played Defensive & Offensive line for Coach Castle. Signed a football scholarship with New Mexico State Highlands University. Paul also, earned County and District Championships while Wrestling. Paul works as a Teacher, at LHS, in the ESE & Math Departments, and coaches on the JV Football Team. Paul enjoys all Dreadnaught sports, remodeling his home and coaching his son. He is married to Monica, 18 years, and they have 1 son, Matthew Paul Hallier, 14 years old, Freshman at LHS.
Kenny Gant


Kenny was a running back for 7 years before attending Kathleen Senior High. He ended being one of the top players in the county as well as the state at wide receiver and defensive back. Kenny signed a football scholarship to Albany State College in Georgia, where he became an All-American at Defensive Back. He was later drafted in the 9th round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and won two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys in 1992 and 1993 in 5 years. Kenny finished his career with The Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he played for three years.


But on that early November night, Kathleen finally broke through and snapped the streak, beating Lakeland 24-3 and handing the Dreadnaughts their first loss of the year. The win also gave Kathleen the district championship. As usual, Lakeland (9-0 overall, 4-0 Class 7A District 5) is expect to beat Kathleen this year. Once again, the winner will take the district title in a matchup that is also the News Channel 8 Friday Night Blitz Game of the Week. The Dreadnaughts are ranked fourth in the state in Class 7A and expect to win the district.