Alumni invitation to PJ football vs. Lake Gibson in Florida

Director of Communications
Pope John XXIII Regional High School

SPARTA — Calling all Pope John XXIII Regional High School alumni!

In just two weeks, the Pope John XXIII Regional High School football team will make its first trip to Florida to play high school football. The Lions will be taking on Lake Gibson High School on Friday, Sept. 8 at Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland, Fla.

We cordially invite you to join the team in this historic weekend in the heart of the Sunshine State and express your Pope John pride while shouting its signature chant “We Are! Pope John!” for your Lions!

The game will take place at 7 p.m. Address for Lake Gibson High School is 7007 N. Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33809.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, there will be an Alumni Reception from 7-9 p.m. at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill. Address for Smokey Bones is 3901 US Hwy 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809.

If you would like to join us for the reception, please RSVP to Melissa Gaston, Institutional Advancement Officer for Alumni Relations at 973-729-6125, Opt. 3, Ext. 3046. You can also email Gaston at

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