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Updated: 12/03/2013 09:07:39AM

Henderson helps Lake Wales advance

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Highlander Darion Staten runs in one of many goals at Friday's game against Merritt Island. Lake Wales won their game with a final score of 34-23.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Lake Wales running back Justin Henderson shows his excitement as the Lake Wales Highlanders take the lead in Friday's game against Merritt Island at Legion Field. Lake Wales was victorious against Merritt Island with a winning score of 34-23.

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Shaka McGriff (5) will attend Warner University this fall.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Andrew Bocci of Merritt Island finds himself surrounded by Highlanders as he make a run in Friday's game. Merritt Island fell to the Lake Wales Highlanders with a final score of 34-23.

By BRIAN ACKLEY

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Justin Henderson turned Black Friday into Orange and Black Friday at Legion Field, and as a result, the Lake Wales Highlanders are for the seventh time in school history headed to the state football semifinals.

Henderson scored two times, and made several huge defensive plays, to lead the Highlanders to a well-earned 34-23 over previously undefeated Merritt Island in the Class 5A regional finals.

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