Matt Foster: We've got some scary-good prep teams

Matt Foster: We've got some scary-good prep teams


Matt Foster: We've got some scary-good prep teams


Happy Halloween!

Sure, America’s favorite candy-coated holiday is still two days away, but it’s never too early to celebrate in my book.

My favorite part of Halloween isn’t the candy however: It’s the monster-movie marathons.

All work and no play make Matt a dull boy, so let’s have a little fun in honor of one my favorite holidays.

With another busy week of prep sports ahead of us here’s a list of scary-good prep teams you can check out this week in lieu of monster flicks.


The Pace High football team’s season is reminiscent of Frakenstein’s monster.

Just like the good doctor’s famous creation, the Patriots have jolted back to life after a rough 1-4 start.

The Patriots (5-4, 4-0 in District 1-6A) clinched the district championship on Friday with a win against Escambia that featured a monster-mash battle of ground offense.


The rivalry between Dracula and Van Helsing is one of the best in cinema history. So too is the Catholic volleyball team’s rivalry with Walton.

After Walton snapped Catholic’s streak of 15 consecutive district championships last season, the Crusaders got a measure of revenge by defeating the Braves to win the 1-4A title last week.

There’s a chance both teams could meet in the Region 1-4A semifinals. We’ll find out for sure when the moon rises tonight, and the Crusaders host Madison County, while Walton travels to Tallahassee Florida High.

The Wolfman

Faster than a speeding (silver) bullet, the Pace High boys and girls cross country teams are hunting a state title.

Both squads had a stellar outing at the District 1-3A meet on Saturday, taking top honors in both events.

The girls squad in particular is operating like an efficient pack, with seven runners placing in the top 10 at the district meet — including overall winner Rachel Kling.

Kling, a junior, set a new personal best at the event with a time of 18:44.33 — almost 15 seconds ahead of teammate Cheyenne Andrew (who had a dominating time of 19:35.46 herself).

The Mummy

After 10,000 years it returns to life. … Well, more like 31 years.

Anyway, the Milton girls golf squad has found new life this season.

The Panthers won the Fellowship of Christian Athletes golf tournament for the first time in school history and then followed it up with dominating wins at the District 1-2A and Region 1-2A tournaments.

The last time Milton advanced in the postseason was 1982 when it went on to win the state tournament.

After carding a team score of 317 at the Region 1-2A touranment (60 strokes better than No. 2 Fort Walton Beach), the Panthers are the one’s making opponents cry ‘Mummy.’

Creature from the Black Lagoon

The Washington swim teams is a perfect stand-in for this aquatic-fright flick. After all, the Wildcats squad is practically a monster in its own right after sweeping the District 1-2A meet last week.

The girls team is undefeated, the boys are 10-1 and members from both squads have broken pool records all season long.

At the district meet, the girls squad turned in a team score of 574 — 305 points ahead of No. 2 Arnold.

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