Lakeland, FL-- We start with high school hoops and a look at how the Fort Walton Beach Vikings are preparing for their 5A state semifinal which comes up Friday in Lakeland. The Vikings busing it to central Florida Wednesday, making a stop to work out in Gainesville. Thursday, another light workout, this one taking place at Kathleen High School in Lakeland. Here's the formula put together, for today, by head coach John Lavin as his team at 29-1, gets set to take on 30-1 Dwyer out of West Palm.
FWB Head Coach
We'll get about an hour of just kind of going over some things, not a whole lot of conditioning. We've done that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, now it's kind of time to get our legs back, get our minds right. We definitely don't want to go in fatigued, so a lot of shooting today. We'll watch some games this afternoon and this evening. We'll go back home, to our rooms and get some rest, we've got a big day tomorrow."
Dwyer's making it's third straight trip to the state finals, losing in the semi's the last two years. They did win it all in oh-4 and oh-5. Fort Walton Beach making just it's third trip ever to state, without a title previously. They did make it to the title game back in 97 under coach Pons. That game Friday 11:30 eastern. Good luck to coach Lavin and his guys.