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Columbia High School Lake City, Florida
Public school in Lake City, Florida, United States
Academic Team, Boys and Girls Soccer, Football, Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Softball, Boys and Girls Weightlifting, Boys and Girls T&F, Boys and Girls Tennis, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Swimming, Boys and Girls Golf, Boys and Girls Fishing, Wrestling, Cheer, Dance, Boys and Girls XC.
Extra curricular activities at the school include the FIRST Tech Challenge team The Flying Tigers, the Academy of Graphic Design, Academic Team, Athletics, Band, Color Guard, and two chapters of Future Farmers of America. The football program lists regional championships in 1969, 1998 & 2003; made it to the Quarter-Finals in 1975, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2001 & 2002, and one State Championship victory in 1967.
The Columbia High School Marching Band has been ranked superior in the Florida Bandmasters Association's Marching Performance Assessment for 16 years.
Columbia high football has been an important part of the community since it began, it won a state title back in 1967, and were runners-up in 1964 and 1997. It was at one time, the winningest program in the state of Florida.
Columbia high athletics have been competitive over the years winning a total of 8 state titles, and producing many notable alumni in its past.[vague]
Pat Summerall, an All-State selection in football and basketball for Columbia High School in the 1940s and the 1946 individual state tennis runner-up. Played 10 seasons in the NFL for the then-Chicago Cardinals and the New York Giants, before starting his career as a broadcaster.
^"The voice is familiar.... (Pat Summerall, Super Bowl broadcaster)", Sports Illustrated, January 26, 1987. "His principal home is in the same north Florida town, Lake City, where he grew up as one of the best schoolboy athletes the state has ever known.... They lived a block from the Columbia High School football field, where he would later star. Summerall went on to a 10-year career in the NFL as a two-way end and kicker."