Despite losing to Miami Central in the 6A state title game – the first appearance in school history, Coach of the Year Walter Banks and the Lake Minneola Hawks have plenty coming back from a 10-2 season.

Posted On: 01/13/21 9:55 AM

As he left Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium after being soundly beaten by Miami Central in the 6A state title game, head coach Walter Banks knew that this may not be the last title trip his team made.

In its inaugural trip to the state finals, this football team would showcase some outstanding seniors, who had been responsible for building this team into a power this past season.

In what was a crazy year for everyone, the Hawks used the season to make a statement – and while many want to play on the shutout loss to the Rockets, others fully understand that what they have coming back for 2021, could make this a program and not a team that was just satisfied to get to the title game.

Named earlier this week as 6A Coach of the Year, Banks will use the notoriety in the off-season – with some key prospects – along with some new faces that always help a team on the right track.

While losing key seniors like Ennis Barrow (OL), Tyler Fields (LB), Aiden Lee (OT), Matthew Pierre (OL), Robbie Sanders (Athlete), standout running back Sidarius Walker, who was chosen for the Florida-Georgia

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