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Clinch County football embraces unique approach to standard of success

Posted at 11:39 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 23:39:27-05

CLINCH COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — The Clinch County Panthers know all about the sensational feeling of hoisting a state championship trophy. Winning three of the last five class A public state titles has created a winning standard in head coach Don Tison’s program.

A standard that Tison says doesn’t need to be followed up with state championships every year to prove that what they do is a formula for success.

Sure everyone in Clinch County wants to see the Panthers win another state title, and that is certainly their expectation every year in August when the season starts. But it’s the improvement and dedication to the team that bonds this program together.

“You know that’s not what we really hand success on around here. Like we don’t really talk about you have to win a state championship or the season’s a failure. We don’t really talk about it like that," said Tison. "It’s an unspoken rule, that is the expectation. But the expectation from day to day, from year to year, is coming out here every day and try to be as good as you can be.”

The Panthers will travel to Quitman, Friday night for their semi-final matchup with the Brooks County Trojans. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.