Oliver Longley

Stingrays fall short in playoff opener

Stingrays fall short in playoff opener

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy made its first playoff appearance in program history Friday night in Pensacola. But there was no victory to go along with the historic football moment on a chilly November evening at Victor Randall Stadium. The journey ended here with a 20-14 loss to Akelynn’s Angels Christian Academy. The Stingrays battled throughout […]

Lighthouse drive to succeed despite obstacles

Lighthouse drive to succeed despite obstacles

Practice has just started for Lighthouse Private Christian Academy at Lion Park on a chilly Halloween afternoon in Pensacola. The team is working on kickoff coverage. It isn’t long before a hiccup occurs. A soccer coach of a youth team walks over to Lighthouse head coach Oliver Longley and tells him his team of maybe […]

Stingrays set sights on successful season

Stingrays set sights on successful season

In the shadow of the Interstate-110 Bridge on a busy Wednesday afternoon in Pensacola, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy’s football team is on a field holding another practice. The hum of vehicles flying by on the bridge drown out the calls of the quarterback on occasion, but the excitement of the players rises above the noise […]

Growing pains haven’t deterred Stingrays from striving for success

Growing pains haven’t deterred Stingrays from striving for success

One by one, football players from Lighthouse Private Christian Academy roll off a school bus on a Thursday afternoon in mid-September. They are lugging practice gear and backpacks on their shoulders as they get ready for another practice on a 90-degree day that features sunshine and unforgiving humidity. Fewer than 30 players are on the […]