Scott Mason accepts Escambia County job

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Florala Wildcats will be a looking for a new football coach in the spring after Scott Mason accepted a new head-coaching job at Escambia County.

Mason took over the head-coaching job in Florala two years ago and rejuvenated a program that hadn’t seen much success this decade.

In two years, Mason finished with an 8-12 record and took the Wildcats to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

Mason’s “Thunder and Lighting” offense saw the Wildcats light up the scoreboard over the past two years.

The Wildcats scored 306 points his first season after scoring just 65 the year before.

This year, the team score 375 points, which was the most points scored in Florala since 2005 when the Wildcats finished 10-2 and scored 556 points.

Escambia County was the only Class 4A team with a winning record (6-4) that failed to make the playoffs.