The matchup between Gibbs and Lakewood brings out thousands of fans every year. In recent years, the Gladiators have bested Lakewood, winning five of the last eight matchups since 2004. The Spartans welcomed Gibbs High School to their stadium October 27, 2016 for an evening game and it was the Gladiators that went home victorious at the end of the night with a 14-6 win over their cross-town rivals in the most recent meeting.


Troyvon Johnson


Chris Keith


Chris is a four year varsity starter of both the football and wrestling team. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the 5000 Role Models. He plans to attend the University of Miami and hopes to obtain a degree in finance.
Roland Sims


Rolando is an awesome young man whose drive for success and love for God pushes him toward higher goals and dreams. He is a varsity football captain, faithful Sunday school student at Christ Gospel Church and involved in AVID, FCA, Key Club, Health Squad, Delta’s beta Beautillion, feeding the homeless volunteer, and on the road to becoming a National Road Scholar. Rolando wants to go to an Ivy League school and major in entrepreneurship.


Minson Rubin


Isaiah Wynn


Isaiah Wynn has played in the Lakewood vs. Gibbs Rivalry for four years. He went on to tart at the University of Georgia and is a three year starter. Isaiah has been named one of the SEC’s best offensive lineman. Isaiah also still finds the time to be an active member of the community and continues to strive towards success.


Lakewood's Troyvon Johnson, the game’s MVP, sparked a second-half comeback, leading the Spartans to a 14-6 win at Gibbs. Following a botched punt, Johnson took over at quarterback and threw a 6-yard touchdown to Khalid Davis, giving the Spartans a lead they never relinquished. The Spartans ran Johnson out of the Wildcat for the majority of the game. In an otherwise ugly game, Johnson and the Spartans capitalized on two personal foul penalties and three first-down runs to take a commanding 14-6 lead as the third quarter wound down. The drive was capped off with Johnson's 7-yard run. Both defenses had strong games. Gibbs held the Spartans to negative yards in the first half, and Lakewood sacked Gladiators' quarterback Cornelius McKenzie 10 times. Johnson, after being held to fewer than 10 yards in the first half, finished the game with 45 yards running as well as two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing.