en Wakulla wallops Taylor: War Eagles crush the Bulldogs, 47-14 <img src="" alt="Wakulla’s Jordan Bolden returns a kickoff 96 yards against Taylor County." title="Wakulla’s Jordan Bolden returns a kickoff 96 yards against Taylor County." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By WILLIAM SNOWDEN<br /> Editor<br /> <br /> The Wakulla War Eagles played a tough Taylor County team on&nbsp; Thursday night and gave the Cowboys a wallop, taking a 47-14 victory and improving to a record of 2-1.<br /> The game was moved up a day in reaction to Hurricane Irma approaching Florida &ndash; once again, another weather impact on a War Eagle team that has been rained on in three of four games (including the preseason classic), had a two-hour lightning delay, and had a game moved up because of a hurricane.<br /> Wakulla beats Fort Walton <img src="" alt="Pass for Malik Murray is broken up." title="Pass for Malik Murray is broken up." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By WILLIAM SNOWDEN<br /> Editor<br /> <br /> The Wakulla War Eagles thoroughly dominated 7A Fort Walton Beach on Friday night by a score of 29-3.<br /> Klees said he was impressed by his team&rsquo;s performance &ndash; with players and coaches &ndash; as they have faced challenges from weather on games and practices. Yet they continue to improve every week.<br /> &ldquo;A lot of people underestimated us,&rdquo; Klees said. &ldquo;Everybody wanted to play us this year because this was supposedly a rebuilding year for us.&rdquo;<br /> Cross Country: Wakulla does well in Bainbridge <img src="" alt="Top 10 finishers: Scott Lloyd, Alyssa Langston, Christopher Porter." title="Top 10 finishers: Scott Lloyd, Alyssa Langston, Christopher Porter." align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> By MIKE MARTIN<br /> WHS Track Coach<br /> <br /> Not only did Hurricane Irma leave its mark on the state of Florida, it also impacted many cross country races.<br /> With many of the meets being canceled last week, it was hard to find a meet that was still on statewide.<br /> So, the Wakulla XC team traveled north to Bainbridge, Ga. on Saturday, Sept. 16, to compete in the 18th Annual Bearcat Invitational.<br /> Middle School Football: RMS starts season strong <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Special to The News<br /> <br /> In the Huddle :Feleipe Frank’s Hail Mary saves the day for Gators <p> &nbsp;By THOMAS GOLDKAMP<br /> <br /> GAINESVILLE, Fla. ‑ With the game tied at 20 and the clock quickly ticking away, Florida&rsquo;s coaching staff was stumped by the spot of a football.<br /> There were about 29 seconds left on the clock and the Gators had two timeouts left, but Florida had a 3rd and 1. Its coaching staff thought the previous play had picked up a first down, and the clock ticked all the way down to nine seconds before the Gators eventually picked up the first down and then called timeout.<br /> Wakulla Coach Scott Klees proud of Franks <p> By WILLIAM SNOWDEN<br /> <br /> Wakulla Head Coach Scott Klees said he was proud of Florida quarterback Feleipe Frank&rsquo;s heroics that won the game for the Gators.<br /> Klees, of course, coached Franks for four years at Wakulla High, culminating as runner up to the state title in 2015.<br /> This past Saturday, during the Florida-Tennesee game, Klees said it was his youngest son&rsquo;s birthday party, and he was keeping an eye on the game.<br /> Underwater Wakulla: A proposed season on Goliath Grouper. <p> By Gregg Stanton<br /> and Travis Kersting</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon September 21st <img src="" alt="Gregg Stanton takes the Auxiliary oath" title="Gregg Stanton takes the Auxiliary oath" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Thank you to Ron Eudy for the following article and images.<br /> Hurricane Harvey started events that affected thousands of people and Hurricane Irma followed behind with much the same. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary wished those affected a fast return to normal. &nbsp;<br /> These two powerful storms brought new challenges to Flotilla 12. Harvey had devastated the Texas coast when the call for help came from the Coast Guard.<br />