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Columbia Football Eliminated by Lee for Second-Straight Year

By: Jake Lehman and Nicholas Anschultz Columbia’s football season came to a heartbreaking end Friday night. The Tigers dropped a 6-3 double-overtime battle on the road to rival Robert E. Lee, on a night when defense ruled. It’s the second year in a row Columbia (8-4, 2-1), has been outed …

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Columbia Football’s USF Trio on Commitments and Playoffs

Despite losing three out of four heading into the playoffs, optimism is abound for Columbia football, a group led by three USF-committed seniors. Quarterback Jordan Smith, wide receiver Marquez Bell, and edge rusher Le’Vontae Camiel look forward to joining Charlie Strong’s program in Tampa, though a state title is clearly …

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Columbia Football Hosts North Marion in Regular Season Finale

A pair of 7-2 teams look to end the regular season on a high note Friday night, as Columbia hosts North Marion on homecoming. Strength-on-Strength The matchup between the Columbia offense and the North Marion defense is a heavyweight battle. The Tiger offense has produced roughly points per game, while …

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Columbia Bounces Back With Rout at Middleburg

The Columbia Tigers (7-2, 2-1) rebounded from consecutive turnover-plagued losses on the road against the Middleburg Broncos (2-7, 0-3), with a 48-23 victory powered by their explosive offense. First Half Fireworks The game started with a Columbia three-and-out, but this was not a sign of things to come. After Stone …

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Atlantic-Delray Hands Columbia Second Straight Loss

The Atlantic Eagles of Delray Beach beat the Columbia Tigers 35-21 on a rainy Friday night in Lake City, with a strong performance on both sides of the ball. Excitement Early On Like many of Columbia’s games this season, the passing game got moving was effective early. Jordan Smith found …

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Winless Gainesville Travels to Unbeaten North Marion

The Gainesville Hurricanes (0-3, 0-0) travel to Citra tonight to take on the North Marion Colts (3-0, 0-0), hoping to gain some momentum heading into district play. About the Colts North Marion is off to quite a strong start in head coach Willie Offord’s fourth season. After a loss to …

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Motivated Oakleaf Squad Routs Gainesville

Oakleaf topped Gainesville 37-6 at home on Friday night, led by a driven group of talented upperclassmen. Early Slugfest While the end result wasn’t what they hoped for, Gainesville’s defense and special teams showed up to play early. Oakleaf’s first two drives ended in three-and-outs, including one punt block that …

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Previewing Columbia’s Matchup with Young Akelynn’s Angels Program

By: Jake Lehman and Nick Anschultz The Class 6A Columbia High Tigers are back home this week as they play host to Akelynn’s Angels Christian Academy. Due to the effects of Hurricane Dorian on surrounding areas, the game was moved from Friday at 7:30 p.m. to Saturday with the same …

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