Integrity, Intelligence & Enthusiasm

Noli Irritare Leonem

Leon High School was established in 1871 and has fielded a football team since 1915. Our first recorded game dates back to 1916. The continuously successful football program at Leon is one of the oldest and most highly revered aspects of Leon's historic tradition. The legacy continues under the leadership of Head Coach Garrett Jahn, a former Lion & Leon Football Hall of Fame Member who has returned to his alma mater. This 2017-2018 season we celebrate 102 Years of Lion Football! Let the pride and tradition continue . . .

Spring 2017 News


  • WELCOME Leon's New Football Head Coach - Garrett Jahn - a Leon alumni, Leon Football Hall of Fame Member, and FAU Football Hall of Fame Member!  You can reach Coach Jahn at 863-599-8538 or
  • STRENGTH CONDITIONING - After school strength conditioning for players is open gym between 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the Field House.  All players are asked to participate after school as their academic schedule permits.
  • 2017 SPRING FOOTBALL - Spring Football starts Monday, April 24.  Practice will be Monday - Friday 3-5:45 p.m. There may be a Saturday practice or two, depending on weather.  Parent meeting (all current & incoming players) April 25 at 6 p.m. (talk about spring & summer ball, coach expectations, etc).  Red & White Game is May 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Leon HS - enjoy football, food trucks, Leon fan gear for sale. Tentative Jamboree/Ref Clinic May 13 at Cox Stadium.  Spring Game is May 18 against East Gadsden @ East Gadsden, 7 p.m.  Players should have a physical and all consent forms on file.  Forms are available at the Parent/Form tab above.  Players should provide shorts, t-shirts, girdles & cleats. Schedule subject to change - check back often for updates.
  • PARENT MEETING - April 25, 6 p.m., in the Sauls-Cox Field House.  This is a mandatory meeting for parents of current and incoming players.
  • TOUCHDOWN CLUB - No April meeting. Next meeting is May 9 at 6 p.m. in the Field House. Please consider volunteering through the Leon Football Touchdown Club.  Contact Sheree Brown 443-2691 or
  • FALL SCHEDULE - The 2017 Varsity & JV Schedules have been updated.  Please check the Schedule tab above - recent changes were made!
  • STAY CONNECTED - Sign up for Leon FB text alerts by texting @leonfb to the number 81010; like us on Facebook at Leon Varsity & JV Football; follow us on Twitter @LeonLionsFB

2014-2015 Award Winners

Congratulations to our annual award winners!  Please see the News/Award tab above to see award descriptions & past recipients.  Pictures are now on facebook. Bobby Benson MVP - Davontae Chapman; Gene Cox Memorial - Mac Carey; Alford Sessions DL - Gabe Beyer; 100 Hit Club - Damien Crumitie (139); Spodie Kinderman 101% - Bradley Coogan; Chad Whetsel Sportsmanship - Kory Baker; Outstanding Offensive Back - Davontae Chapman; Ricky Nixon DB - Damien Crumitie; Bernard Miller OL - Kory Baker; Lion Heart - Javon Williams; Junior Scholastic - Donovan Doud; Senior Scholastic - Bradley Coogan; JV Offensive - Michael Zhu; JV Defensive - Kyler Estes & Shane Shively; JV Spirit - Emerson Viker & Edgar Mora.  Slide show link

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