SOUTH WALTON, Fla- The high school football regular season will be hear before we know it, and teams are now done with their first full week of practice.
The South Walton Seahawks finished their first week of fall practice under new head coach Bill Wiles. Wile is new to the school but not to the area. He was coach at Graceville in the early to mid nineties before moving south to coach. He's back in the panhandle and looking forward to his new job with South Walton.
Wiles said, "I've got to bring my personality to it, you know the attitude I want the kids to play with. It's just been a whirlwind. We've just been getting after it. Just took a leap of faith that these kids would be hungry and be willing. These kids have been great. We've just got a long way to go. Got a lot to learn. But like I said I love my team and my coaches and so far so good."
Coach Wiles and his team are in pads now, working on his offensive and defensive schemes. He said he's looking for the kids who will step up and be leaders of this team. He has about 35 kids on varsity with over 60 practicing everyday at South Walton. The team opens the season against Baker September 2nd on the road.