Walker Valley Must Beat Long Time Nemesis McMinn Co to Claim Region Title
Cleveland, TN-(WDEF-TV) We’ve got a region championship fight on Friday night as Walker Valley battles McMinn County.
Both teams are 2-0 in region action, and the winner will wrap up the region title.
If Walker Valley can pull off the win, they’ll celebrate their first ever region title at the 5A level. Won’t be easy though. The Mustangs have never beaten McMinn County. They’re 0-13 lifetime against the Cherokees.
Said Walker Valley head coach Drew Akins:”I think it’s something we’re aware of. It’s something we’ve talked about. We try and be as honest with our kids as possible. We don’t try to sugarcoat or hide anything from them because no matter what they knew the truth anyway. But there’s definitely an understanding that this has never been done. We’ve never won a regional championship at this level of 5A and we’ve never beaten McMinn County. Those two things I have some pressure to do it but our team can take that pressure and use that as motivation.”