Arnold looks ahead to hosting a third round state playoff match

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - It's another big week for high school soccer and the Arnold boys team.

Niceville and Arnold are the last two area teams still alive in the chase for a state title.

The Marlins are coming off a 2-1 overtime win over district and county rival Mosley.

That win keeps the Marlins season alive, taking Arnold to 17-4-1, and it has them looking ahead to a third round state playoff match at home Wednesday night against Ridgeview, a team out of central Florida.

A team that hasn't lost this season, just one tie.

The weather over the last 48 hours certainly not helping the cause in terms of practicing outside.

The Marlins though did get some film study in Monday, and late Monday afternoon, even a little time on the beach doing yoga.

"We usually do yoga after a big game," Jonathan Hammond, Arnold boys soccer coach said. "Just kind of bring the guys back down the stretch. It just kind of loosens them up. It kind of helps them prepare mentally and physically."

NewsChannel 7 Sports Jamie Hale will have more on how yoga helps Arnold Tuesday night.

Again, Arnold hosts Ridgeview at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at Gavlak Stadium.

Niceville hosts Fletcher out of Jacksonville Wednesday in the 4A Region Final.

Tuesday night, the South Walton girls team's hosting a region final against Jacksonville Bolles.

The Seahawks are looking for their first ever region title berth in the state semi's.