Panama City, FL---Both Chipola and Gulf Coast are getting set for a trip to the State Tournament next week in Lakeland.
The Indians head that way as the champs of the Panhandle, winding up a game ahead of Gulf Coast, which held the league lead for more than half the conference season.
Still the Commodores making it to State as the league runner up, and that means no disadvantage once you get there.
"You start the year off and you're trying to get to the postseason and we did accomplish that." says G.C. head coach Mike Kandler. "We're going to the same tournament as all the conference champions are. You know that being said you have to tip your cap to Chipola, they got the job done, they won it. We're just trying to stay focused you know. The key to postseason to me is you don't have to do anything spectacular but you do have to play as good as you are. If we can play as well as we did during the regular year, when we were playing well, then I think we'll be okay."
Both the Indians and Commodores get some ten days before traveling south, both open up play in Lakeland a week from Friday. Chipola gunning for a 4th state title since 2007, the Commodores hoping to capture it's first since 1973.
We'll visit with coach Jeff Johnson later this week.