SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN: Florala looks to build off recent gridiron success

Published 12:05 am Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Florala Wildcats (2-2) look to keep the train rolling as they head down to Fairhope to take St. Michael.

“We don’t know what to expect from them,” Florala head coach Scott Mason said. “They are a relatively new school and this is their first year of varsity football. They are a private school, so I imagine they will have some athletes.”

Mason said that he knows his kids are excited about the game.

“This is going to be a nice trip for us,” Mason said. “The kids are excited about taking a road trip. It’s not something they have gotten to do. We are going to leave around lunch on Friday and take them down there to see the bay and get some good food before the game.”

Although the trip will be fun, Mason said he still expects his players to handle business when on the field.

“With a new team like this, you might take them lightly,” Mason said. “I can promise you that we won’t be taking this team lightly. We can’t take any chances. If we go out there playing our game and executing, we will be fine.”

Mason said that they have been focusing on themselves.

“It’s been another great week of practice,” Mason said. “Since we don’t have any idea what they are going to do our focus this week has been on us. We are taking this week to get some kids healthy and we spent a lot of time on conditioning. We are have a focused a lot of some things we needed to polish.”

While they still need to improve, Mason is excited about his team’s direction.

“These kids have a taste of winning and now they are hungry for more,” Mason said. “People are starting to see us in a different light, and that’s very encouraging to the kids. I’m very proud of them.”