Bay Riding High After Big Rivalry Win

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL THREAT POSED BY HURRICANE IRMA, THIS WEEK’S BAY HIGH VS PORT ST. JOE GAME HAS BEEN MOVED FORWARD TO THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7:00 AT GAVLAK STADIUM.

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One of the best feelings in sports is beating one of your rivals.


But there's a difference between beating a rival and doing what Bay High did last Friday in demolishing Rutherford 56-0.

It was a big turnaround from both week one, when Bay lost to Crestview 37-2.

Coach Mike Watkins says his team came out with much better focus and did the little things right, especially protecting the football.

On the other end, they forced the rams into four turnovers, which gave the Tornadoes great field position all night.

Now the team is feeling good and enjoying themselves, but their focus shifts to this week with a tough opponent in Port St. Joe coming to town.

Coach Watkins knows how big last week's win can be for his team and the momentum it can create, but also says his team is far from perfect, and there's still a lot of improvement to be made.

"The process doesn't change,” Coach Watkins says, “We need to show up every day and try to get better. There's plenty of mistakes that we had on film from the Rutherford game that we need to continue to work on and correct. If that focus is there and the effort is there, we'll continue to progress and get better, and hopefully that's reflected in our scores."


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