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Eustis High School

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Type  Public school, Co-ed
Faculty  72.00 (on FTE basis)
Enrollment  1,272 (2011–12)
Phone  +1 352-357-4147
Number of students  1,272
Lowest grade  Ninth grade
NCES School ID  120105001092
Grades  9–12
Student to teacher ratio  17.67:1
Mascot  Panthers
Color  Blue, Gold
Address  1300 E Washington Ave, Eustis, FL 32726, USA
District  Lake County School District

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Eustis High School is the local high school for the city of Eustis, Florida. Located at 1300 E Washington Ave Eustis, FL 32726. Athletic teams are the Panthers. Student population as of the 2011–12 school year was 1,272. There are 72 full-time teachers giving the school a student-teacher ratio of 18:1. The school is a member of the Lake County Schools district.

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Campuses

There are two separate campuses. The Curtright Campus for freshmen and the main campus for grades 10 through 12.

Athletics

Eustis High has sports teams for male and female students including basketball, baseball, football, swimming, track, volleyball, weightlifting, softball, cross country, and soccer Maxpreps - EHS Home for Sports. Eustis's basketball, softball and baseball programs are top notch and students transfer from local high schools in part to play for the Panthers. Their football program has been good in the past but it has been struggling since 2007.

Basketball

(Boy's)

Eustis Boys' Basketball Home - Maxpreps

The Eustis High School boys' Basketball team is a member of the 5A District 13 Standings in the State of Florida.

2013

In 2013 the Panther's finished 8–0 in their district and went 23–8 overall. Although the Panthers had a perfect 8–0 district record in the regular season, they lost 63–61 to Mt Dora High School in the District Championship game. Eustis would end up losing in the 3rd round of the playoffs to American Heritage who would go on to win the 5A state title a week later. The Panther's only home loss of the 2013 season came in the 3rd round of the playoffs to American Heritage. The Panther's lost 52–47. They ended their year 11–1 at home, 10–4 away and 2–3 at neutral locations.

2014

The Eustis Panthers ended their 2014–15 season in the 3rd round of the playoffs with a 38-49 loss to Cardinal Gibbons at home. Six days later Cardinal Gibbons beat Gibbs High School (St. Petersburg, FL) in the final four by a score of 73–38. The following day they won the Florida 5A state championship. This was the second year in a row that the Panthers lost to the eventual state champion in the playoffs. Overall the Panthers went 23-7 in the 2014-2015 season giving them an impressive eleven consecutive winning seasons. The Panthers went 10-3 at home, 9–3 away and 4–1 at neutral sites. They forced 1827 points and allowed 1440. Eustis went a perfect 6–0 in their district. Additionally, they went 2–0 in district tournament play and were titled district champions.

  • OVERALL 203-85 (0.705)
  • NON-DISTRICT 84-53
  • DISTRICT 75-19
  • PLAYOFFS 16-10
  • HOME 81-25
  • AWAY 75-31
  • NEUTRAL 47-28
  • IN-STATE 202-85
  • OUT-OF-STATE 1-0
  • All season records above are from 2005 and after.

    The Panthers only out-of-state game was against East Hall High School, Georgia on December 27, 2012. The Panthers won 83–76. This is the Panther's only recorded out-of-state game since 2004. East Hall is a school similar in size to Eustis with 1,100 students and is located just outside Gainesville, Georgia

    Baseball

    (Boy's)

    Eustis Baseball Home - Maxpreps

    In 2010 head Coach David Lee announced he was returning to coach the Panthers in their 2011 season. Coach Lee led the Panthers to their 2000 State Championship win shortly before retiring from Eustis. Coach Lee would leave the Panthers to coach Leesburg High School for five years and then led the Apopka Blue Darters until 2010. Coach Lee has been head coach of the Eustis Panthers for the last six years. In that time he has compiled a record of 124–43 (.743) along with five district championships and six consecutive seasons with playoff appearances.

    2013-14 season

    In 2013 Eustis's boys' baseball team finished 20–9 overall and 5–1 in their district. They were 9-3 at home, 7–3 away and 4–2 at neutral locations. They scored 143 runs while allowing just 81. Eustis boys' baseball lost in the 2nd round of the playoff's by a score of 1–2. They lost to Rockledge who would later lose to the State Runner-up two weeks later. The Eustis Panther's baseball program has claimed two State Championships in recent history, the first being in 2000 and then a second in 2003.

    2014-15 season

    In 2014, Eustis won its 5th consecutive district title and finished with a final overall record of 18–8 (6–0 district). Eustis ended its season ranked 9th in the Florida Class 5A standings.

    The Eustis baseball program currently has several players at the Division I level. Today, Eustis Panthers play at the University of South Florida, the University of Florida and Clemson University to name a few.

    Football

    Eustis Football Home - Maxpreps

    The 2013 & 2014 seasons had Eustis high school included in 5A District 11 play.

    Currently, the Panthers are a member of the Florida 5A District 13 standings.

    The Eustis Panthers finished the 2014 regular season 3–6 overall and 1–3 in the district. They opened the season with a close 16–8 loss to nearby Leesburg High before winning two straight. The 2–1 panthers would travel to 4-0 South Lake High School where they lost 28-0. The Panthers had a good performance but killed themselves with penalties. They had two touchdowns overturned and a 77-yard punt return called back due to penalties. The then 2–2 Panthers had their last win of the season the following week in a 7–0 shutout over Keystone Heights HS. On November 10, 2014 Eustis went to Lake Weir (Ocala) where they suffered a controversial 20-21 defeat to the hurricanes. Eustis then lost three straight district games to end the year 3–6 and did not appear in the playoffs for the seventh straight season.

    Eustis is a notable football team in the regional area, historically speaking. However, the panthers have been in decline in recent years and haven't had a winning season since 2007. They have appeared in three state title games (1963, 1965 & 1983). They have two state championship titles '63 & '83, one state runner-up title and 13 district titles.

    Eustis Football Achievements:

    Playoff Appearances (22)

    1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1983, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

    District Titles (13)

    1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1983, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005

    Elite Eight (8)

    1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2006

    Final Four (6)

    1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1983

    State Finals (3)

    1963, 1965, 1983

    Notable alumni

  • Joe Burnett, cornerback for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. Formerly played for the Edmonton Eskimos, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants College: University of Central Florida
  • Billy Rhodes Jr, former offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League. College: Florida State Seminoles
  • Anthony Fieldings, former linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. College: Morningside College
  • Justin Amman, offensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers in the National Football League. College: Florida State Seminoles
  • Chris Okey, 2nd round pick (43rd overall) in the 2016 MLB draft & catcher for Cincinnati Reds. College: Clemson Tigers
  • David Walker, former NASA astronaut and US Navy Pilot
  • Eustis has had athletes from their baseball, softball, basketball and football programs go on to play for multiple schools at the Division 1 level including; Florida (baseball, basketball & football), Florida State (football), Central Florida (football and softball), Kansas State (football), Vanderbilt (football) and Clemson (baseball).

    References

    Eustis High School Wikipedia


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