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Kickoff Classic
Eagles cage the Bulldogs 52-22

The game showed off the JV squad first, and after 12 minutes they sprinted out to a 13-0 lead.  The Varsity squad took over to start the second quarter, but the score reset to 0-0.  Ironically, the score was also 13-0 after just six offensive plays by the Golden Eagles.  You can read the complete story here

Naples Daily News

Fort Myers News-Press

Former Naples High School standout Carlos Hyde was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 2014 National Football League Draft. The 49ers selected the 6-foot, 230 lb. running back from The Ohio State University, after Hyde led the Big Ten Conference in scoring the past two seasons and finished sixth on Ohio State’s career rushing list.

At Naples High School, Hyde ran for 944 yards as a junior in 2007, during an undefeated 15-0 Golden Eagle football season culminating in the school’s second football State Championship. As a senior in 2008, Hyde had 1650 yards and 16 touchdowns in 13 games, which earned him a scholarship from the Buckeyes. 

Carlos Hyde is only the third Naples High School player ever drafted into the NFL. In 1995, Fred McCrary went to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 6th round and Spencer Adkins went to the Atlanta Falcons in 2009 also in the 6th round.

Carlos Hyde drafted by the
San Francisco 49ers in the
2nd round!
The 2014 season kicks off in less than 7 weeks; hard to believe the 2013 season ended over 7 months ago!  While the goal of every team is to make the playoffs in November, a few teams set their expectations a bit higher.  The Golden Eagles and several of the other 83 schools in Class 6A are working towards a date in Orlando on Saturday December 13.  An undefeated season would be nice, but as Coach Kramer often says, "the goal is to play better each week".  If this group of Eagles can indeed do that, it could very well lead to a trip to the Citrus Bowl in 5 months.
Junior Tyler Byrd has been garnishing ample attention from area sports enthusiasts long before he put on a Golden Eagles uniform. One of a handful of players to start as a freshman, as well as play both offense & defense under Coach Kramer, Tyler has caught the keen eyes of the experts at ESPN.  Listed as an "athlete" (no doubt about that!) Tyler ranks #51 among his peers in the class of 2016.  Here is the ESPN link.  Check  out that vertical jump!