Chipley celebrates a district championship while also looking ahead to the start of the state playoffs Thursday.

By: scott.rossman Email
By: scott.rossman Email

Chipley, FL-- We start tonight with high school basketball as some 13 area boy's teams set their sights on round one of the state playoffs.
Of those 13, 6 of them head into their respective region quarterfinals as district champs, and among the teams leading that list, the 26 and oh Tigers of Chipley. Coach Orlando's squad getting a 7 point win over Marianna Saturday night in the 3-A one title game at Pensacola Catholic. So For the Tigers, it's one very big preseason goal accomplished.

Joel Orlando
Chipley Head Coach
"Without question, Chipley hasn't won district since oh-6, our guys that are seniors, been in the program for four years have really been shooting for it. And to be able to do it against a crosstown rival like Marianna who's been a powerhouse year in and year out is really gratifying."

That district title win has the Tigers hosting their round one game Thursday against East Gadsden. That means at least a one game postseason reward for the Chipley faithful.

(Joel Orlando)
"Really happy that our fans, in two buses went out and took a two and a half hour ride and basically packed the Pensacola Catholic gym and was really impressed with that. Really excited with what's gonna happen Thursday at home when all our fans are really gonna be coming out, really expect a huge turnout."

That playoff game at 7 Thursday.


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