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Thu. January 14, 2010 | Joey Knight | Email

Carrollwood Day's 2-year-old football program, itching to leap from independent status to district competition, recently appeared on the verge of joining Class 1B, District 5 in time for the 2010 season.

Now, the Patriots likely will have to wait until 2011.

According to CDS coach Lane McLaughlin, the opportunity to move into 1B-5 arose when Lake Wales Vanguard opted for independent status. Four of the district's six other teams agreed to allow the Patriots to replace Vanguard, McLaughlin said.

But Lakeland's Victory Christian and Santa Fe Catholic said no, indicating they could get more lucrative gates by scheduling other teams, according to McLaughlin.

"It would've worked out great because Vanguard dropped out," McLaughlin said. "Now we've got to wait another year to be in the district."

FHSAA districts are reconfigured every two years. CDS likely will play again this fall in the independent Sunshine State Athletic Conference.

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