By: Ryan Kelly | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
July 25, 2018
WAKULLA, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Wakulla War Eagles are hoping to soar to new heights in 2018 after turning in a 9-3 season last year. And, they hope that experience will help them along the way, particularly, on defense and under center.
For years, the War Eagles' identity was ground-and-pound with the running game. That all changed when Feleipe Franks became the starter.
However, with junior Jalen Worsham entering his second year under center, coach Scott Klees feels he's finally found himself a man that can do both.
"Now we have a true dual threat quarterback that can run and he can throw and he's great at both of them," Coach Klees said at media day this past week.
Wakulla is also immensely talented on defense, where the brunt of it's secondary will return to haunt passing games.
"We have great DBs and I think our corners are pretty lockdown, Safeties coming off the edge," said a player at media day.
The War Eagles are no stranger to success during and after their time at Wakulla High School, including a Super Bowl Champion.
But, Klees says no former players and no former team's success can define what needs to be done in Wakulla this season.
"It boils down to our team at Wakulla High each and every year and the talents here with these young men on the state and the young men back home," he said. "We have a chance every year with the talent
we have at Wakulla to make a run, and we do."
To view Klees', and other coaches from media day, comments, check out our live blog.