We have our 47th schedule this afternoon. Fort Walton Beach submitted their schedule a little earlier, making the Vikings the 15th schedule out of the Northwest (Gulfside & Tallahassee) and fourth from 2A-District 1.
And, we have our new coverage area-wide season opener with the submission of this schedule, as Ft Walton Beach will host crosstown rival Choctaw on Tuesday, November 28. Later that weekend, the Vikings will compete in South Walton’s two-day roundrobin/IBT combined event, Border Wars, on December 1-2. On the following weekend, FWB will travel to Auburn HS in Alabama for Auburn’s Swede Umbach Invitational, on December 8-9.
Ft Walton Beach will engage in FHSAA district duals on Saturday, December 16, as 2A-District 1 will be hosted by Tate that day (looks like a 10 a.m. start, not 100% sure on that). The Vikings will close out 2017 by hosting, at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, the two-day duals event, Beast of the Beach, one of the area’s bigger events.
To begin January, FWB will begin as they began the season, matching up against Choctaw, this time at the Indians’ home mat on January 4. From there, the Vikings will be off from regular-season competition until the 12th, when they travel to Thompson (ALA)’s Southeastern Pools roundrobin/IBT two-day tournament that weekend. Ft Walton Beach will stay in a roundrobin format the following weekend, competing in Wewahitchka’s Gator Brawl on January 19-20.
The Vikings begin the wind-down toward districts with North Bay Haven’s Bash, a two-day duals event contested at Rutherford, on January 26-27, then will compete in Wakulla’s one-day IBT on February 3.
So there’s 47. We just need one or two more to get to two-thirds complete. Which school will be NEXT??