War Eagles In Uncharted Territory

By: Sam Lane Email
By: Sam Lane Email

Crawfordville, FL -- Wakulla is one win away from playing for a state championship.

"To us, as a War Eagle family, this is our best summer that we've had."

That was head coach Scott Klees during a seven on seven passing camp in mid July. Now the War Eagles are one of four teams left in class 5-A.

"We pulled back from when we started at FCA camp at the beginning of the year. We pulled from that and we started than, a long time ago, that we wanted to win a state championship.

"A lot of people told us that we weren't going to come this far. Like coach has been preaching, prove them wrong."

Which they've done so but are not taking any win for granted. Wakulla began the year (2-2). Since then they have won the district and have not lost since late September.

Klees adds, "Early in the year we lost two game back to back, and we were looking ahead. We started off the year pretty good and then lost those two games back to back. We learned our lesson, you can't look ahead. Anyone can beat you.

The state semifinals is the deepest the War Eagles have flown into the playoffs since 1981, the last time they won a state title. Every week added on to their schedule is a learning experience for the players and the coaches.

Hutchinson adds, "It's unbelievable. Thirty years, that's a long time, I wasn't even born. As everyone has told us, we came a long way and we have to be the team to do it."

Klees adds, "This is uncharted territory for me. The last time Wakulla had done this was 30 years ago when coach Jones was the head coach and won a state championship. It's a new experience but a great one."

They hope it lives on one more week.

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  • by mama Location: whigham on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:15 AM
    Is this game going to be on tv. I have a nephew that is on this team and i sure would like to watch. it. Please tell me what channel I have dish.
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      by Zach on Dec 16, 2011 at 05:16 AM in reply to mama
      It will be on Sun Sports at 1
  • by Shane Location: Tampa on Dec 10, 2011 at 07:49 PM
    This was a long time coming for this program. The War Eagle family is spread all over the state. A State Championship would mean a whole lot to all of us.
  • by Larry Location: War Eagle Nation on Dec 10, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    This is why they play the games, the War Eagles were given no chance to win the second game of the playoffs, let alone the State Semi-finals. Grit, determination and Heart won this game! One to go!
  • by tallyman Location: tally on Dec 9, 2011 at 08:30 PM
    I am so happy with the WAKULLA WAR EAGLES and Coach Scott. I so prade to be form Wakulla. I will be in the stands rooting you own next week.
  • by Robin Stevens on Dec 9, 2011 at 07:37 PM
    Wakulla won 41-38.....GO WAR EAGLES!!!! LETS TAKE STATE!!!!
  • by Yayyyyy on Dec 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    WootWoot!! Go WAKULLA!!!!!
  • by Steve on Dec 9, 2011 at 03:48 AM
    I was There 30yrs ago and to see this Now is Great
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