Jeremiah Zio came to Admiral Farragut to play basketball. After his freshman year at Ridgewood High, where he played on the varsity and averaged four points in 25 games, he transferred to AFA. At 6-foot-8, 225 pounds, he was hard to miss as he walked the halls in his uniform. Read more
In order to help researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital learn more about the effects concussions have on the growing brains of young athletes, some of our football athletes volunteered to be part of a concussion study. Read more
Corey Luckenbill, age 17, is legally blind, yet he’s the starting center for Admiral Farragut’s football team. JOHN PENDYGRAFT | Times
Corey Luckenbill, a senior and center on the BlueJacket football team, is a true example of Admiral Farragut Academy’s core value, PERSEVERANCE. Corey, although legally blind, is an asset to the school and team, and has not let his condition control what he can do on and off the field. He was recently featured in the Tampa Bay Times’ Sport section. Read more
Playing in front of a home crowd, the BlueJackets, led by junior quarterback Keondrae Miller’s 110 rushing yards and two touchdowns, made things tough for No. 4-ranked (Class 3A) Clearwater Central Catholic on Friday night but, in the end, the Marauders were too much to handle as Admiral Farragut Academy suffered a 35-23 defeat.
After the first two games were cancelled due to inclement weather (including one due to Hurricane Hermine), the Farragut football team will finally open its season when the BlueJackets battle Southwest Florida Christian Academy on Friday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m. in Fort Myers.
“It’s been frustrating having to wait but we are excited about finally getting out there,” BlueJackets junior lineman Sam Baker said.
With college football fast approaching, we decided to catch up with one of the BlueJackets who will be playing in college this season. Todd Macon ‘13, who lettered in all four years as a running back at Farragut, is expected to be a major contributor to the football team at Liberty University this year after finishing the 2015 season ranked second on the team in touchdowns with eight. While the Liberty Flames enter the 2016 campaign with five capable running backs, The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Macon is the presumed starter and the projected number one back on the depth chart. Although he finished last season with just 303 yards on 73 carries, the St. Petersburg native is excited about taking a larger role this year.