Forget the regular season's four losses. The Newsome Wolves have advanced to the third round of 2012 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) post-season play, having defeated the undefeated Durant Cougars last week.
The game tonight, Nov. 30, is the Class 7A-Region 2 final, with Newsome having another chance to break an undefeated streak, this time facing Osceola High in Kissimmee. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Newsome (8-4) faces the Kowboys (12-0), ranked nationally and in the state at 313 and 22, respectively, according to MaxPreps.com.
Meanwhile, the Wolves are ranked 888 in the nation and 68 in the state, according to MaxPreps.com. After dropping the first three games of the season, the Wolves beat East Bay, Chamberlain, Brandon, Riverview, Plant City and Bloomingdale. Losses were to Tampa Bay Tech, Jefferson, Hillsborough and Durant.
In post-season play, Newsome beat Gaither (52-7) and Durant (21-14).
Osceola High in Kissimmee is located at 420 South Thacker Ave.