Flomaton, ALA.(WEAR-TV) — Flomaton will host a first-round playoff game for the first time in seven years
Moving up to class 3A,in such a tough region, was not an easy transition at Flomaton.
In the first two years, they had a combined 3-11 in region play but the Hurricanes have made some adjustments.
For one, their numbers are up this season but they're also seeing the fruits of a talented group, that is now experienced too.
Evan Tatum said "We've always known for awhile we would be a great team.. we knew we had it."
Coach Doug vickery said " We knew we had a good group coming... they are just a special group."
There are a lot of impressive players, but it's hard not to notice Daquan (Day-quan) Johnson. The junior quarterback is putting up monster numbers. Over 1,300 yards rushing, he's really like a runningback back there but he's also thrown for over 1,300 yards and its all the work in the pass game that made this offense so dangerous.
Johnson is a junior among a senior heavy squad, but his respect level is off the charts.
A lot of other guys have also produced on the offense.
Davonte Bradley is averaging over eight yards a carry and Quincie McCall covers almost 25 yards per catch, with nine touchdowns.
And let's not forget about Dashun (day-shon) Odom, he has been extremely valuable all over the place.
Odom leads the team in receiving yards, and is a threat running it, he filled in remarkably well for the injured Johnson as a quarterback.
Odom is also a stud on defense when plays as a safety.
The Hurricanes defense has been solid across the board boosted by a line that's exceeded expectations. They are a very experienced group with ten senior starters and leading the way is inside linebacker Bailey Bass.
After being undefeated and pretty dominant over the first five games, Flomaton had a letdown in a home loss to Bayside Academy. It turned out to light a fire they needed down the stretch.
Even though they lost the following week, the canes took Mobile Christian, the state's 2nd ranked team down to the wire on the road.
Their team confidence was pretty clear and it was revealed to everyone by the following two weeks.
Flomaton went on the road to the 6th ranked team, Thomasville, and erased a 14 point fourth quarter deficit to stun the tigers 43-42.
Shortly after that playoff spot, Flomaton was hanging in the balance and they pulled off another late comeback against T.R. Miller.
The team was capped off by a miraculous scramble and touchdown pass by Odom in the final minutes.
The Hurricanes beat the cross county big dog for the first time in 55 years!