Orlando Christian Prep was established in 1960, however its sports program did not begin until the year 1998. Fielding soccer and basketball teams initially, the school adopted the Warriors mascot and donned royal, gold and white. In 2000, the program joined the FHSAA and began competing against fellow member schools. In most recent years ,the program has been blessed with tremendous success. Winning 8 state championships in basketball as well as two additional final four basketball appearances and one final four baseball appearance. The warriors athletic program has demonstrated it's ability to develop student athletes into champions. In 2014 the program was named Class 2A FACA sports program of the year as well as the FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup Class 2A boys program of the year.
It is now easier than ever to support your OCP athletic department. OCP families and business owners can purchase advertising space in our gymnasium, football field and now on our athletic website. Please contact the Orlando Christian Prep athletic director Treig Burke via email with your inquiries.
Friday November 26, 2021 -- Maitland, FL
Orlando Christian Prep made a point to clean up their mistakes from a previous matchup against Zephyrhills Christian Academy (ZCA) in a regular season finale victory that propelled OCP to the top-seed of the FHSAA Region 2 Playoffs. Three weeks ago, OCP committed seven turnovers in that game. Friday night, they only committed one and the margin of victory improved the outcome by over five touchdowns.
Taking full advantage of playing their second home game locally, at Orangewood Christian, OCP got off to quick start and pummeled 2nd-seeded Zephyrhills Christian 48-12 to win the program's first regional championship and earn the right to host the State Semifinal as the top seed remaining in Class 2A.
In just about two minutes of game time, OCP (10-1) took the opening kickoff and marched down the field on ZCA (9-3) scoring on a 9-yard touchdown run by junior running back Brian Thomas. Thomas would rush for 102 yards in the game.
On the ensuring possession for ZCA, OCP's defense would force and recover a fumble on the Zephyrhills Christian 33-yard line. Sophomore back Demarion Jenkins would punch his ticket into the endzone with a 4-yard TD run to as OCP opened up a 12-0 lead with 6:16 to play in the opening stanza.
OCP's defense would force ZCA to turn the ball over on two different possessions late in the first quarter, and again early in the second, before Jenkins would run 19-yards for his second touchdown of the game to extend the Warriors lead to 18-0.
With the score 18-6, junior DB/WR Jayden Alberty would intercept a Zephyrhills Christian pass around midfield in the second quarter with 2 minutes remaining before halftime. OCP would drive into the redzone on the following offensive possession and Alberty would find an opening in the ZCA defense as quarterback Vilay Nakkoun scrambled out of the pocket to connect with him on an 11-yard touchdown play. It would the first of two touchdown receptions by Alberty from Nakkoun. OCP increased the lead to 26-6 after a successful 2-pt conversion as the teams went to halftime.
The second half followed the same script as the first as the offensive line pushed ZCA around opening up holes for Thomas, Jenkins and senior Curtis Kimmons who rushed for 103 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown that came with 9:03 in the 4th quarter. In total, the "Big 3" rushed for 254 yards and scored four times. It's the second consecutive playoff game OCP had two back go over 100 all-purpose yards.
Defensively, the Warriors recovered two fumbles, had two interceptions and forced Zephyrhills to turn over the ball on downs three times. They held ZCA to 12 points for the second time as the offense took advantage of the positive turnover margin.
OCP won their 10th consecutive game and will host the Jacksonville Trinity Christian Academy Conquerors on Friday December 3 in the state semifinals. Seeding is based on win percentage rankings among the four teams left in state playoffs. Trinity Christian won the 2020 FHSAA State Championship in Class 3A and are ranked No.1 in MaxPreps Class 2A despite a record of 8-4.
The other state semifinal matchup is between First Baptist Academy (Naples) with a record of 10-1 and Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah) with a record of 9-2. First Baptist Academy is the host team.
Quotes from Orlando Sentinel:
Head Coach Guerschom Demosthenes:
“This is probably the best game we played all year. Our kids were dialed in and knew what was at stake. We just came out there, played fast, played physical, played OCP football, so I’m really, really proud of us.
“Last time we played them we had seven turnovers, and this time we had just one. So that’s the difference between a 15-12 game and a 48-12 game.”
Running back Curtis Kimmons on OCP’s varied rushing attack:
“It’s good because it spreads the ball around a lot and we’re all fresh. We’re not getting fed, fed, fed. We’re each getting the rock, and all three of us can tote the ball. That’s why our offense is so deadly.”
November 24, 2021 -- APOPKA, FLA
The OCP varsity boys basketball team opened the 2021-22 season in the 11th annual Earl Graham Metro vs Florida Challenge with a 69-58 victory over Wekiva high school. The annual event pairs teams from the Orange County Public School Metro Conference against public and private schools from across the state.
OCP (1-0) was led by seniors AJ Brown and Ven Allen Lubin. Brown, an Ohio University commit, led all scorers with 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and 8 rebounds. Lubin, a University of Notre Dame, had his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds to go with a team-high seven assists.
The undersized Mustangs never backed down as OCP built leads as large as 18 throughout the game. But, their hot shooting from behind the arc pulled them to within seven points in the fourth quarter before Brown hit his 4th long range dagger to build the lead back to 10, ending Wekiva's dream of an upset. Wekiva made 12 three-pointers in total during the game, several from near NBA range, while only making seven two-point field goals.
Junior Jayden Hastings had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Isaiah Brown and Ameer Ramadan added nine and six points, respectively. Freshman Mikell Brown contributed five points.
AJ Brown was recognized as the Game MVP at the end of the game for his overall performance in the victory.
The win was OCP's 48th consecutive, which according to the Orlando Sentinel is the longest winning basketball streak in the Central Florida history.
Next contest for the Warriors is the opening game of the Winter Park Rotary Tournament on Wednesday December 1 against Olympia High School. OCP won the 4-day, 3-game tournament last season for the third time in school history.
The OCP Athletic Department would like to make all spectators for Friday night's FHSAA Regional Championship football game aware of the following information.
GAME DATE: Friday November 26, 2021, 7pm kickoff
Contest: Region Championship Football Game
Opponent: Zephyrhills Christian Academy
Location: Orangewood Christian School
Facility Address: 1300 West Maitland Blvd, Maitland FL, 32751
Parking is located in either the gravel lot or the main school parking lot. No one is allowed to park in front of the gates. (see map below)
Restrooms are located behind concession area (Ram Shack)
Concessions will be available at the Ram Shack before the game and through the end of the third quarter. NO outside food or drinks are allowed upon entry into the gate.
Artificial noisemakers- Artificial noisemakers are prohibited per FHSAA Policy.
In the event of inclement weather we ask fans to return to their cars until the game can resume.
Admissions for Friday's game is $8.00. Gate opens for all spectators one hour and 15 minutes prior to game time (5:45pm).
Tickets can be purchased through GoFan.co.
Cash or Card can be used for purchasing tickets at the gate