SANDERSVILLE - In AAA, one of the top teams in the state is working on staying atop of the rankings. Washington County made a legit run through the state playoffs last year but made an exit in the third round to St. Pius.
Coach Joel Ingram says 11-2 is not going to get it done for the Golden Hawks. In fact 25 seniors agree with him and say there are eager to strap it up on Friday Nights.
All Region and state quarterback William Walker hands over the reins to junior DJ Gray who Ingram says is making a smooth transition from receiver and come kickoff time,14 returners are ready to battle alongside Gray even with targets on their back.
"Our schedule was just like it was last year, its unforgiving", says Ingram. "We play two teams that were 14-1 last year and won state titles. We play two teams that went to the third round of the playoffs then we play our region schedule after that. It's a daunting task, it's not enviable but I am kind of excited at the same time because in years past it has blown up in our face but we benefited from it last year. I feel like it will help us by only getting better."
The Golden Hawks soar to Dublin this Friday for a scrimmage with the Irish then return home to the newly renovated House of Pain on the 23rd to take on Class A Private state champs, Eagles Landing Christian Academy.