Monticello, FL - Jefferson County has lived by the theme 'Uncommon' for the past two years. It appears that stands particularly true this year as the Tigers enter the State Semifinal game with five regular season losses.
Head Coach Jeremy Brown, though, sees that as perfectly normal.
"That was part of our uncommon theme, going outside of the norm and playing Madison and Godby and some of those schools," Brown said. "Our kids responded the way we thought they would. We didn't win the games but you go back and watch those films and we got better."
If you scan the Tigers schedule, all five of their losses came against schools that are larger in size - Godby, Wakulla, Madison, Taylor County and North Florida Christian.
"The confidence that it gave us to know that 'hey, they may be a bigger school, but we can play with 'em,'" said Levi Cobb, a senior linebacker.
"If you can go toe-to-toe with Madison for a half, then you feel like you can play with anybody," Brown said.
Through the first two playoff games, Jefferson County has won by an average of 38 points.
But an undefeated Union County team now stands in their way. However, the Tigers have homefield advantage.
"We're glad to be at home," said Alphonso Footman, a senior runningback. "It's in our environment. We're comfortable. We just gotta win the game."