Santuan McGee, a Florida High running back, says, "I've been here four years and we've gotten knocked out of the play-offs in the first round each year."
That is the taste left in the mouths of the Florida High Seminoles after another heart-braking loss in the first round ended their hopes of a state title last season. Coach Hickman is working hard this year, hoping that they can get out of that post-season rut. Hickman says, "The best way to do that is win a district championship and that's where we've kind of come up short the last two years and we finished runner up in our district and had to go on the road and unfortunately had to face a good Trinity Catholic team."
One reason the team may have struggled is the loss of quarterback Kyle Stewart to a season ending injury in game three last year. Now the junior is back and getting comfortable with his offense. Stewart says, "A lot of people are coming back. We only lost two lineman so it's really good to have a good backfield and good receivers to throw to."
The Seminoles are stacked with experience this year. The veteran is returning nine starters on offense and six on defense. Hickman says, "Depth has been one of the things for the first time in a long time that we have. Depth on offense and defense, and depth in skill positions. For a school our size we've got the most kids we have ever had out playing football and we think that will benefit us."
That depth and experience might just be the ultimate combination
as the Florida High Seminoles make a run at a state title.