BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - Our area has one lone high school team in our area still practicing this week, still looking ahead to a shot at a state championship!
That one team is Blountstown. Coach Jordan and his Tigers winning nine of their 10 regular season games, and then followed that up with playoff wins over Hamilton, Port St. Joe and Baker.
That has them preparing for a third state championship game appearance since 2004, and the second under coach Jordan since 2013, with both those games ending in defeat. The chance for another title shot this week comes Thursday in Orlando against top ranked and undefeated Madison.
Again, nearly two weeks between this region title win over Baker and the championship game, and here's how coach Jordan's adjusted to that in practice.
"Well yeah, we're gonna lighten up on the contact," Greg Jordan, Blountstown head football coach said. "At this point of the year we don't want to get anybody hurt in practice. We're mainly getting our run-fits, make sure everybody is in the right places and doing the right things, and we're gonna go play football. No matter what happens we have one game left, and for those guys to go prepare and give their best and be ready for whatever happens down there. And to be able to live it and accept it. Because you know that's gonna be it for our seniors, you know. Make sure that they give their best effort, their best preparation and then play as hard as they can play and then we can live with the results."
The team will work out again tomorrow at home, then pack up and head south Wednesday.