Coach Hicks Talks About Preparing Niceville for Trip to Orlando

Niceville, FL---The Niceville football team is preparing for a trip to the 7A State Championship this week. The Eagles punched that ticket this past Friday Niceville punched it's ticket to the 7A State Championship game by beating Osceola 31-30 in the state semi's.

That's earned them a trip to Orlando and title game against Dwyer. It also earned John Hicks a very, very busy week!

"Trying to keep the kids focused," says coach Hicks "the players focused is a challenge in itself. And the logistics of the travel and things of that nature have been a challenge also. But you know there is a lot of excitement, everybody's about our chance. Preparing the team is the same routine we've had. We don't want to change anything leading up to the game. We do have to make some travel plans but we've done it before a few years ago. We feel like we've to a pretty good plan. Looking forward to leaving Thursday."

And again the 13-1 Eagles face 14-0 Dwyer. The Panthers averaging 42 a game, the Eagles 40 per, so reason to expect a high scoring game Friday night.