In His Own Words: Flomaton Football Coach Doug Vickery On 3A Championship

December 10, 2018

Flomaton High School football coach Doug Vickery, in his own words, on the Hurricanes’ historic 3A State Championship:

“Words can’t express how happy I am for these boys. I get a little emotional talking about it because we spent because we spend so much time, blood, sweat and tears with these guys. A lot of hard work goes into this.’

God’s in control. He has has His hand on this team the whole year. He’s blessed us. We’ve had a few ups and downs. In the middle the season we had a couple of valleys. The guys never quit, just keep battling back.”

“We lost one of of our cheerleaders the last week of the season. We lost that game.”

“We’ve had a lot of emotion go into this. I told them when we beat Thomasville 43-42 — it was an unbelievable game — I told them we will be in Auburn.  Each week  I told them we would be in Auburn, and they believed it. We’ve been in Auburn, and we won it.

“Wow, you can’t put words on it to 0 express how I am and proud for the community and fans.”

“Especially the players. I have been here 13 years. There have been a lot of people that said you can’t win a state championship in Flomaton. Matter of fact when I went there, somebody said I didn’t need to go there and take the job. And our principal Scott Hammond took a chance on me. Hopefully we’ve made him happy today…He seemed pretty happy.”

“There’s even been people in out community say you could’t win a state championship in Flomaton. I am I just so proud for the people that believed in us, proud for these boys.”

For game details and a photo gallery, click here.

Pictured: Flomaton Hurricane football coach Doug Vickery. Photo for by Trent Penny/Anniston Star, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “In His Own Words: Flomaton Football Coach Doug Vickery On 3A Championship”

  1. Hurricane Pride on December 11th, 2018 1:19 am

    I use to attend every home game I could possible back when I was in high school, I moved and have a family of my own but I still follow the Hurricanes. Congrats guys, a job well done. Coach V you finally got what you deserve, hopefully next year can be the same way. Go Canes!

  2. Hurricane on December 10th, 2018 4:02 pm

    My son graduated from Flomaton in 1996. He played varsity football, as a starter, for four years. He was a big boy and strong as an ox. The team never made it to the last round of the playoffs and I was forced to pick up the pieces each time.

    Now? He’s over 40, living in Colorado. He follows his Canes very closely. And when they won the state championship, a lot of tears were shed by all of us. We don’t know any of the young players now, but the coach and the team have given us a gift we thought we’d never have. GO CANES!!!

  3. Kristen Branch on December 10th, 2018 2:29 pm

    In all the years my son has played with the Flomaton Hurricanes, the picture above has to be my most treasured. These boys worked hard to prove to all the ones who doubted them, that they belonged in those playoff brackets. I cried out of happiness, winning a championship your last time on a high school field is an amazing feat. I cried out of sadness, knowing it was the last time I would see him suit up in that Canes #11 uniform (and boy that was hard). And I cried knowing that my “baby boy” is going to make one heck of a man! Congratulations Hurricanes!

  4. Mary Blair on December 10th, 2018 10:18 am


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