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.
Orlando Christian Prep host the 10th Annual "Showdown in O'Town" presented by Janney Roofing on Friday January 8 and Saturday January 9. This 'Public vs Private Shootout' features matchups between some of the best public and private school girls and boys basketball programs in Central Florida.
The first of three girls basketball games on Friday begins at 5 p.m. with a contest between two MaxPreps.com Top-10 ranked teams in their specific FHSAA classification. 3rd-ranked (2A) City of Life Christian Academy (4-2) takes on 7th-ranked (7A) Oviedo High School (10-0). At 6:30 p.m., the host 15th-ranked (2A) OCP Warriors (7-6) takes on (7A) Hagerty High School (7-7).
The boys portion of the two-day event is broken into two sessions to allow for COVID protocols and procedures to be taken. Session 1 begins at 1 p.m. when (3A) Trinity Prep (2-4) takes on (7A) Osceola High School (5-3). Osceola is ranked 18th on MaxPreps.com in Class 7A.
Following that contest at 3 p.m. is the first matchup between two Orlando Sentinel Super 16 ranked teams. 10th-ranked (3A) Windermere Prep (9-4) goes against 2nd-ranked (7A) Oak Ridge High School (10-1). Oak Ridge is MaxPreps.com No.1 ranked team.
Session 2 begins with the 5 p.m. game between (3A) The Master's Academy (6-3) and Sentinel Super 16's14th-ranked (7A) Boone High School (9-5). The final matchup of the event and session at 7 p.m. is a "Super 16" Top 5 matchup between host (2A) OCP (12-0), ranked No.1, and 4th-ranked (7A) Windermere High School (9-3).
*All records are for games played through January 7. All girls rankings are via MaxPreps.com.
Due to COVID-19, the following policies have been established to allow for fans to safely arrive and watch games. Between games and sessions, event organizers will be cleaning bench areas prior to warmups.
* Fans cannot enter the gym until 15 minutes before the game.
* Fans will be required to wear a mask the ENTIRE time upon entering the gym.
* Fans will be temperature checked upon entry.
* Seating will be limited at the event operators discretion.
* Concessions will be available
* When the game is over, fans will need to exit the gym immediately so we can prepare for the next game.
* Tickets for Friday are $5.00 cash only.
*Tickets for Saturday will be $10.00 per session, $15 for both via ticket link.
The Villages, FL -- December 31, 2020
OCP Boys Basketball program had an amazing 2020, which concluded by winning the 7th Annual Battle at The Villages Holiday Tournament with a 64-34 victory over Lake Highland Prep (Orlando) in the championship game.
The Warriors (11-0) won the "407" (area code) matchup thanks to a great start in the opening quarter and first half. OCP led 17-7 after the first 8 minutes and went to the half leading 32-12. Junior Ven-Allen Lubin led the scoring with 14 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 3FG), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals. Senior Omar Figueroa and Junior AJ Brown added 13 points each. This was the first time a team from the Orlando area code had won the tournament.
Brown was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. In the semifinal game against Impact Christian Academy (ICA), OCP's opponent in the 2020 FHSAA Class 2A State Championship Game, the silky smooth guard split defenders on a few possessions on his way to scoring 28 points (10-20 FG, 3-6 3FG, 5-7 FT), with 4 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl in a 65-35 victory.
He also had 15 points, 8 reb, 3 stl in the opening round win against (Lake City) Columbia HS. The final score, 69-56, was the closest game of the three played in three straight days.
Lubin was selected to the All-Tournament team. He had full stat line in the Columbia game - 14 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk, 1 charge taken - and added 17 points, 8 reb against ICA.
Sophomore Jayden Hastings was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Defensive Player as his communication on the defensive end spurred on a great defensive effort by the Warriors in the semifinal and championship game against high scoring teams. Many spectators commented on how he could be heard throughout the gym when he was on the floor.
Coach Treig Burke was surprised to learn that his program had gone the entire calendar year unbeaten. OCP ended the 2019-20 season with a 20-game winning streak and state championship. The 2020-21 team has added a pair of tournament championships to the trophy case and pushed the winning streak to 31 games as the clock strikes 12 and 2021 comes into view.
OCP begins 2021 with a road trip to Mt. Dora High School on Thursday January 7. Then, host the annual Showdown in O-Town with the last game of a 4-game Saturday schedule against Windermere High School at 7pm.
December 18, 2020 --
Head Coach Guerschom Demosthenes was selected as the 2020 SSAC Class AAA Coach of the Year, and over 20 members of his SSAC Class AAA State Championship football team were recognized on the first and second-team, as well as the honorable mention list.
Demosthenes led the Warriors to their third consecutive state championship game, and second championship, previously winning in 2018. it is the fifth overall SSAC championship game OCP has participated in under his leadership.
Five Warriors were selected First-Team All-State. Seniors Javis Ward and Chance Connor were selected to first-team defense, defensive line and linebacker respectively, along with freshman cornerback Demarion Jenkins. Junior Donovan Cordes and freshman Sebastian Santiesteban were named to the first-team offensive line.
Second-Team All-State consisted seven players filling eight spots. On offense, sophomore running back Zhyan Karoki was joined by his backfield teammate Jenkins, who also received recognition on this team as returner, along with senior Jayden Ward who was selected as a wide receiver. Freshmen offensive linemen Valentino Garcia and Dylan Hall rounded out the selections on the offensive side. On defense, a pair of defensive backs made the team, sophomore corner back Jayden Alberty, and senior safety Jeremiah Sanderson.
Receiving Honorable Mention recognition were Vilay Nakkoun (So., QB), Henry Fields (Sr., WR), Brett Jenkins (Fr., OL), D. Hall (P), Jorden Smith (Sr., K), Jaden Simmons (Fr., DL), V. Garcia (DL), Jayden Shaw (Fr., DL), Jamel Lynch (Jr., LB), and Aidan Gilbert (So., LB),
Congratulations to Coach Demosthenes and the 2020 OCP Warriors.
SSAC Class AAA Football 1st Team All-State
OL - Donovan Cordes
OL - Sebastian Santiesteban
DL - Javis Ward
LB - Chance Connor
CB - Demarion Jenkins
SSAC Class AAA Football 2nd Team All-State
RB - Zhyan Karoki
RB - Demarion Jenkins
WR - Jayden Ward
OL - Valentino Garcia
OL - Dylan Hall
CB - Jayden Alberty
S - Jeremiah Sanderson
Ret - Damarion Jenkins
SSAC Class AAA Football Honorable Mention
QB - Vilay Nikkoun
WR - Henry Fields
OL - Brett Jenkins
P - Dylan Hall
K - Jorden Smith
DL - Jaden Simmons
DL - Valentino Garcia
DL - Jayden Shaw
LB - Jamel Lynch
LB - Aidan Gilbert
SSAC Class AAA Football Coach of the Year