South Walton prepares, as best it can despite the rain, for Friday game at Northview

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL (WJHG/WECP) It's almost an understatement to say this ongoing stormy weather continues to affect the efforts of area teams as they prepare for their week 3 games!

Count South Waton among them!

By the time practice was about to get going Wednesday afternoon, let's just say the sky was really letting loose at the school.

So coach Phil Tisa and his guys once again doing what they can to get some kind of work in. Heck even when it's not raining, the field is a bog, so that's aggravating the situation.

The Seahawks, who opened with a home loss to Arnold, came back strong last week with a 38-6 win over rival Walton. So despite the soupy weather, there is a good vibe surrounding the program this week as they look ahead to a trip Friday to face Northview!

"The biggest things that coaches look for is improvement from week one to week two." coach Tisa told me as the rain fell outside the weight room Wednesday. "So we definitely had that. It was obviously different opponents, but we did some things better. We definitely put up some more offensive numbers. And I thought our defense played pretty well as well. I think they're really kind of figuring each other out. You now trying to develop that leadership, the camaraderie that helps carry over into Friday nights. I think this group's starting to figure that out, so that makes it fun."

And again, unfortunately, coach Tisa and his guys, like many teams in the area, getting all too used to working out indoors lately. I asked the coach if perhaps there is a silver lining in all these rain clouds, in that come Friday, with less work out on the field, the players might not be as bruised up as they could be come Friday's game at Northview?

"You know I hope it keeps us fresh." the coach replied. "I also hope it makes us hungry to go back out and hit somebody. You know the conditioning part of it does raise some questions but at the same time there are some things that we can do inside to get that cardio up, to get that heart rate going. I do feel that we've been in pretty good shape against all of our opponents, maybe better than them."

That game at Northview set for 7 o'clock Friday.