Dec. 10, 2013 For most, there's nothing routine about a state championship appearance.
Over at Washington County, it's more of an expectation of excellence.
The Golden Hawks traditionally have made more than a few trips to the Georgia Dome. So, for this year's visit, they're sticking to the normal routine.
The Golden Hawks are back in the title game for the first time since 2004 after a flat out dominating season. Only one WaCo game has been decided by less than a handful of touchdowns.
Usually, there's a lot of fanfare around a state championship-- not so for this team.
Joel Ingram's team won't stay in a hotel overnight, or take any sort of special transportation. Why? Because they'll do it the same way they always have.
"At the end of the day man. It's just two football teams going at it," Coach Ingram said. "That's easier said than done I realize that, but we've got a mature enough group to realize this is the finality of it. This is the last game these seniors will ever play win, lose or draw."
"Most teams stay in hotels when they play (at the Georgia Dome). We get on our school buses, the yellow school buses, and go have fun and play Washington County football," linebacker Will Coneway said.