Newsome High might just be the most improbable team left in the FHSAA football playoffs. They looked down and out after losing their first three games of the season. But after a big road win in week four against East Bay, they started chalking up the victories winning six out of their last seven regular season contests.
"We knew we had it in us to make a run like this, just to turn it around is a testament to how well this group of guys have come together over these past couple of weeks," said Newsome senior quarterback Will Worth.
Since getting into the postseason, Newsome's wiped the slate clean and currently finds themselves only two games away from playing for the Class 7A state title.
"We knew we'd have to be some road warriors to go on the road and beat some teams, being the district runner-up and all," said Worth. "We're not really focused on how far we'd get in the playoffs, it's just one game at a time for us."
They'll have to continue to be road warriors as they head into Kissimmee to take on undefeated Osceola in the regional final matchup.
"They have a lot of speed over on their side, we just got to contain them and keep our composure, hold on to the ball, get takeaways on defense and I think we'll be fine," said Wolves Head Coach Ken Hiscock.
"We just need to realize that we can do this and that we can beat Osceola," said senior running back Clint Carnell.
Newsome's season maybe an improbable one, but their deepest post season run in school history, they're chalking up to playing with pride.
"To see how far we've come after those first three loses, the loss to Durant, to comeback and avenge those, it's been a great run and I'm hoping it doesn't end now," said Worth.