FSDB Football Off To A Quick Start


FSDB Quarterback Matthew Guillou runs in for a touchdown. (Photo by FSDB Yearbook Staff)

The FSDB Football team is off to a quick start, winning their first three games of the season. The beginning of the 2019 football campaign was delayed due to Hurrican Dorian, causing postponement of the first two games on the schedule. This year's football program switched to an eight-man football team instead of the traditional 11-man format.


Learn more about eight-man football and the differences from FSDB Head Coach Eric LeFors in the video below.



The FSDB Dragons were eager to take the field in front of a home crowd against International Community School (Winter Park) in their first-ever eight-man football game on September 12. They were victorious, with a 38-14 win.

The Dragons continued their winning ways in their second game against the Mississippi School for the Deaf (MSD) on September 21. After a long 12-hour bus ride, the team managed to beat the reigning eight-man National Champions, 30-0.


Back at home for their third game on September 26, the Dragons took on Harvest Comunity School (Jacksonville). The game came down to the final three seconds. With FSDB up 24-22, Harvest had an opportunity to win the game on a 39-yard field goal. The kick fell short, and the Dragons celebrated wildly on the field for their third straight win.


The Dragons have four more games on their schedule, including three at home.

  • Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm, home against City of Life Christian Academy

  • Saturday, October 12, 12:00 pm, away against Tennessee School for the Deaf

  • Saturday, October 19, 6:00 pm, home against Louisiana School for the Deaf

  • Saturday, October 26, 2:00 pm, home against Alabama School for the Deaf (FSDB Homecoming/Alumni Reunion)

About FSDB

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school and outreach center available to eligible Pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. For a campus tour or to inquire about eligibility for enrollment, contact FSDB Parent Services at 904-827-2212 voice or 904-201-4527 videophone. For more information, visit www.fsdbk12.org

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