Fall Sports Return to Competition After Hurricane Ian

Fall Sports Return to Competition After Hurricane Ian
Posted on 10/12/2022
Fall Sports Return to Competition After Hurricane Ian

The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that fall sports are returning to action on Thursday, October 13th. Girls Volleyball will be the first sport to play on Thursday, followed by the return of football on Friday.

“This opportunity is available to all students and their coaches who desire and are able to participate,” says District Athletic Director David LaRosa. “All of our fall sports athletes, especially the seniors who endured two years of COVID restricted competition, deserve the chance to compete for district and state titles and district tournaments start next week in two sports.”

The following six games are set for Thursday in volleyball:

  • East Lee at Gateway
  • Ida Baker at Riverdale
  • Lehigh at Gateway Charter
  • Bonita Springs at Cypress Lake
  • ECS at South Fort Myers
  • Estero at Canterbury

Friday night football games involve eight Lee County teams with three home games:

  • Estero at Key West
  • Charlotte at Lehigh
  • Gateway at Bishop Verot
  • Fort Myers at South Fort Myers
  • Dunbar at Lowndes, Ga.
  • Cypress Lake at East Lee

Cross Country teams that are ready to return to action will compete at one of two meets on Saturday. Swim teams that are ready have a conference meet at FGCU on Saturday. As golf courses and bowling alleys open, competitions will be scheduled starting next week to prepare those two sports for district tournaments beginning October 24th.

The School District started preparing student athletes for a return to play with one-hour conditioning sessions on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th. Practices started Monday, with increasing intensity each day. Schools, coaches and players that are not prepared to play are not required to.