Team of the Week pep rally at Apalachee High School

Congrats to the Apalachee Wildcats - our High 5 Sports Team of the Week! 

PHOTOS: Team of the Week pep rally at AHS 

Apalachee head coach Tony Lotti could motivate a rock. He might even teach that rock how to block and tackle. Lotti helped motivate the Wildcat faithful to beat Pike County in a fierce Team of the Week Facebook poll battle that eventually totaled over 35,000 votes. Lotti even enlisted the help of his brother Mark in Texas to spread the word about the voting campaign, telling him to just "get it out there to as many people as possible," leaving his sibling to explain to his friends just who they were voting for back in Georgia.

"If you never quit, you have a chance," Lotti quipped during an interview with High 5 Sports.

So far in 2018, the Wildcats have learned how to win again, shutting out Jackson County for that elusive road victory, and shocking Walnut Grove last Friday with a miracle fourth-and-goal touchdown from the 16-yard line. (See above quote about never quitting!)

"It's really the same mindset I had when I came to West Hall," said Lotti. "I was being led to go there. I had a feeling I was being moved again by God, but this time I wanted to do a better job of enjoying the moment."

The Wildcats were celebrated Thursday morning with a special Team of the Week pep rally, hosted by Good Day Atlanta's Buck Lanford. 

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