Washington-Wilkes trying to get back to tradition

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Washington, GA -- It was a tale of two seasons for Washington-Wilkes last year.

In Robbie Robinson's first year at the helm, the Tigers had one of the toughest schedules in the state but still made the playoffs. Now, it's time for an encore.

Robinson and his team aren't satisfied with just making the postseason. In fact, they weren't even that excited about the fact they made it there.

The Tigers, headlined by Robinson's son Buck at quarterback, expect big things, and this year they feel like all of that is well within reach.

"We weren't too impressed with ourselves last year," Buck Robinson said. "So we're just kind of looking for a new start. We're expecting to be a lot better. We expect to be a lot better in all facets of our game, so hopefully we just do a lot better than we did last year."

His dad added, "This program's got a lot of steep tradition and a lot of history, but the last six years has been mediocre at best. We've averaged five wins a year, so we're trying to re-turn it on and rebuild this thing."

Things are a lot different this time around for the Tigers. Heading up to Class AA, only two teams remain from last year's schedule: Lincoln County and Warren County.

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