Citrus vs. Lecanto is always a fiercely contested rivalry, and this Friday night will be no different.
Mitch is a four-year letter winner in football and is currently in his 2nd year as team captain. Off the football field, he is a three-year letter winner in track and a one-year letter winner in wrestling and weightlifting. Mitch is a member of the Interact Club, the National Honor Society and the Link Crew. Mitch has accomplished all this while maintaining excellence in the classroom. He would like to continue his education and athletic career at the University of Florida, where he plans to pursue a degree in architecture.
Heath is a 4-year varsity letterman in football.He was selected to the 2010 Citrus Chronicle All Area Football Team Heath is also a 3-year letterman in baseball.
HALL OF FAME
Rick Hamilton played at Citrus High School from 1985 through 1988, including the first Citrus vs. Lecanto game in 1986. In 1988, his senior season, he recorded 15 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries in a 32-8 victory over the Panthers. Rick played linebacker in college at the University of Central Florida from 1989 through 1992. In three of his four seasons at UCF, Rick recorded more than 100 tackles. One season, he recorded 149 tackles, ranking him 2nd all time at UCF for tackles in a season. He ended his career as UCF’s all time leader in tackles with 443. Rick is also tied for 3rd in career interceptions and holds the record for the longest interception return in UCF history. Rick was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and played for several NFL Teams including the New York Jets. He is also a former member of the Orlando Predators and was named MVP of Arena Bowl XII.
Brad is a 4-year letter winner in football, basketball, and track and was the 1988 2A State Champion in the pole vault. Brad was awarded a scholarship to Duke University, where he played football for 4 years. After his time at Duke, he was invited to try out for the San Diego Chargers and enjoyed a two-year stint with the CFL “Memphis Mud Dawgs.” Brad is now married with three children and is a high school principal in the Charlotte NC area.