Seahawks secure state title with an assist from fans

Coach Craig

Coach Kevin Craig throws his arms up in victory as the Seahawks rush the floor when the final buzzer sounded on Wednesday evenings 58-49 win over the Chipley Tigers at the Lakeland Center for the Class 1A State title.

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 05:40 PM.

The South Walton Lady Seahawks got it done on the hardwood Wednesday evening and secured their place in history — but not without the support of their fans in the stands.

In a fourth quarter surge, the Seahawks beat the Chipley Tigers 58-49 at the Lakeland Center in Central Florida to bring home the Class 1A State Championship title, the first-ever for a team sport in the schools 10-year history.

With less than 10 seconds left on the clock, South Walton Coach Kevin Craig turned and saluted the students and fans that packed the stands behind the home bench.

"This is just so great for our school and our community," Craig said, pointing to the roughly 200 people who made the 400-plus mile trek to Lakeland.



The Lady Seahawks pulled out Sunday afternoon after earning the trip to the Final Four with a 54-44 win over defending state champions Ponce de Leon.

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