North Bay Haven Football Makes Playoffs For First Time in Program History

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - History has been made for the North Bay Haven Football Program.

They've qualified for the playoffs for the first time in team history after a 5-4 regular season, which is also their first season with a winning record.

The Bucs are the number four seed in Class 4A Region 1, and will have a tough match-up in the first round against last year's state runner-up, Raines High School.

This milestone is huge for the players, especially the seniors, who just two years ago suffered through an 0-10 season.

Now they're back on the practice field, enjoying the moment, and working hard to prepare for this Friday's game.

"When we got here three years ago, these seniors were sophomores,” Coach Jeff Lee says, “They were able to stick it out with us, persevere, and do all the things we asked them to do. They bought in, and we were able to win enough games, and be in a situation where we're in the state playoffs. That was one of our goals, and we want to be able to continue that every year."

"It's great. I really wanted to make it my senior year. It's something I could remember for the rest of my life. It's a big moment I can tell people about in the future,” Senior Running Back Anthony Hill says, “And it will pave the way for the kids younger than me - set a bar high that they can try to achieve next year."

The game will kick off at 7:00 EST from Raines High School.


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