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FBA Lions Football

On Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:00pm, the 2014 FBA Lions Football Team will hold its' annual Lift-A-Thon and Spaghetti Dinner. The funds raised during this event will go directly to the football team. This night will be an explosive night of fun for the FBA Football Family. Family and friends will be introduced to the 2014 players and reigning district champions. You will also be able see the team in action on the field during a practice as well as max out in two lifts (hang clean and squat).

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FBA LIons Football Schedule

Aug. 22 7:00pm Out-of-Door Academy vs FBA Lions Out-of-Door Academy Thunder  
Aug. 29 7:00pm St. Edwards vs. FBA Lions Saint Edward's Pirates  
Sept. 5 7:30pm Ida Baker vs FBA Lions Ida Baker Bulldogs  
Sept. 12 7:00pm Shiloh Christian vs FBA Lions Shiloh Christian (FL vs AR Football Classic)  
Sept 19     BYE WEEK  
Sept. 26 7:30pm Neumann vs FBA Lions Saint John Neumann Celtics                           (2A-District 6)  
Oct. 3 7:30pm Frankfort (KY) vs FBA Lions Frankfort Panthers (KY)  
Oct. 10 7:30pm Moore Haven vs FBA Lions Moore Haven Terriers                                      (2A-District 6)  
Oct. 17 7:30pm Fort Meade vs FBA Lions.org Fort Meade Minors                   **HOMECOMING**  
Oct. 24 7:00pm Evangelical School vs FBA Lions Evangelical Christian School Sentinels         (2A-District 6)  
Oct. 31 7:00pm Marco Island vs FBA Lions Marco Island Eagles                                          (2A - District 6)  
Nov. 7 7:30pm Duval Charter vs FBA Lions Duval Charter Panthers (Baymeadows)   **SENIOR NIGHT**  
Nov. 14 TBA FHSAA FHSAA - Playoffs (1st Round)  
Nov. 21 TBA FHSAA FHSAA - Playoffs (2nd Round) Regional Championship  
Nov. 28 TBA FHSAA FHSAA - Playoffs (3rd Round) State Semi-Finals  
Dec. 5 TBA FHSAA FHSAA - State Championship  


FBA Football
Scheduling Information
Game schedules will be provided on fbalions.org website or on C2C.com.  For practice times and most up to date information, please refer to your coach's "week-at-a-glance".
Football: Monday-Friday 3:15-6:15pm / Wednesday's til 5:00pm / Saturday 9:00 -11:00am (no MS Saturday Practice). 
First Practice Day: 8/4 - season end 


Coaching Staff

Billy Sparacio
Billy Sparacio
Head Coach - Football (Varsity)

Athletic Office: 239-597-2233 ext. 622

Birthday: February 13, 1972
Hometown: Centereach, NY
Family: Tara (wife), Hannah (daughter), Joseph (son), Samuel (son)
Education: Colgate University - B.A. (Social Science)
Coaching Experience
FBA (2007-Present) - Athletic Director, Head Coach Football
Barron Collier (2002-2007) - Head Coach Football
Barron Collier (2001) - Running Backs
Lely High School (1997-2000) - Running Backs
Playing Experience
Colgate University (1990-1994) - Running Back
Centereach High School (1986-1989) - Running Back
"I love FBA because of the fact that we have unity in Jesus Christ and we are all doing what God has skilled us to do "For His Glory."

Varsity Assistant Coaches

Matt Jansen (Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line / Offensive Line) - Email

Jason Dean (Special Teams Coordinator / Wide Receivers) - Email

David Batiato (Linebackers) 

John Briggs (Assistant Offensive Line / Defensive Line) 

Terry Dean (Quarterbacks)

Kyle VanDuser (Linebackers)

Middle School Coaches

Kevin VanDuser Jr. (Head Coach - Middle School) - Email 

Joey Nichol (Offensive Line / Defensive Line)

Stacey Howell (Wide Receivers / Defensive Backs)

Football Operations

Jessica Ambeau (Trainer) - Email 

Cindy Murphy (Athletic Department Ministry Assistant) 
cmurphy@fbalions.org    239-597-2233 ext 622
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