Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958

State Championship Game

The Columbus Explorers (10-4) are playing for the FHSAA Class 8A State Championship on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7 pm against the Apopka Blue Darters (12-1). This game is a rematch of the 2014 Class 8A State Championship game in which Apopka defeated Columbus 30-23.

Make plans to come watch the Explorers play for only the fifth time in school history. We would love to pack Daytona Stadium!


The Explorers are designated as the 'away/visiting team' and will be on the sidelines on the north side of Daytona Stadium. The parking lot opens at 4 pm and gates to the stadium open at 5 pm. Kickoff is slated for 7 pm sharp.


Let the Student Activities Committee take care of driving, parking and paying for gas while you enjoy a trip to and from the FHSAA Class 8A State Championship game in Daytona Beach! Tickets are $60 each, which includes a game general admission ticket and roundtrip bus ride. It is an expectation that students riding on the bus to and from the game are responsible for their own food and drinks throughout the day.

Road to Daytona

Region 4-8A Quarterfinal: Columbus 50, Coral Gables 14
Region 4-8A Semifinal: Columbus 42, Miami High 2
Region 4-8A Final: Columbus 36, Western 21
Class 8A State Semifinal: Columbus 28, Deerfield Beach 21
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.