Westside Seminoles on the Warpath

Westside-Macon may be the newest high school in Bibb County, but its recent success on the gridiron shows a maturity beyond the program's years. Since 1997, the Westside Seminoles have left their mark on middle Georgia football. With another quarterfinal game on the horizon, the 'Noles find themselves leaving that mark throughout the state.

"All I know is that if you work hard, good things will happen for you," said Westside coach Robert Davis. "We've worked hard for five years now, so making it to the third round is not a surprise."

When Davis arrived at Westside back in 1997, he brought with him years of experience winning football games---30 years to be exact.

"We're not afraid of anybody," Davis added. "We're at that point now where our program should be; we don't have the numbers, but the guys we do have out here are doing a great job for us."

A great job indeed. Heading into Friday's third round game with Brookwood, the Seminoles sit at 11-1 on the season. But what's more impressive than the record is how this young team picked up three of those wins earlier in the year. Westside was the first team ever to beat all three Warner Robins schools in the same season. Those wins over Warner Robins, Northside, and Houston County all came in a four-week span, helping the Seminoles to the Region 2-AAAAA title.

"It feels great to be on top from the start of the season to now," Westside runningback Travis Evans said. "We set a record for the school going 9-1 in the regular season. Now we want to win a state championship."

For Evans and the rest of the Seminoles, that first state championship is only three wins away.

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