Aug. 2, 2014 SANDERSVILLE, GA-- Washington County was one game away from number one in the state.
The runner-up in the AAA State Championship, Washington County, isn't running away from any challenge in 2014.
The Golden Hawks have one of the best high school football players in the state. Quarterback/defensive back and Georgia Tech commit, A.J. Gray is a shining example of the team's strength.
Linebacker Will Coneway and Logan Hunt add to the core of 15-20 WaCo senior leaders. Coach Joel Ingram needs that number to grow, or another trip to the state finals won't be possible.
"We can't hang our laurels after last year. It's a new year, new team, new chemistry. Last year was a perfect storm. We're still trying to find ourselves this year. We're still trying to find who are players are at certain positions," Coach Joel Ingram said.
"We don't usually talk about (the state championship game), but we bring back memories of our mistakes that we made in that game and not to make them again. It's just the little things," Gray said.
The state championship loss to Buford is in the past. WaCo's future includes a few more trips to Augusta. With the new region breakdown, the Golden Hawks match up with several in-town schools, including Laney, Westside, Glenn Hills and Hephzibah.