VERO BEACH — It was only natural to think of Admiral Farragut's state title chances more in terms of the future. After all, the roster consists of zero seniors and just two juniors. The rest are sophomores, freshmen and middle-schoolers. Because of that, the Blue Jackets seemed destined to win championships later rather than sooner. There were more experienced teams that have been waiting their turn at the top. But for this young team, the future is now. On Monday, Admiral Farragut showed just how serious of a contender it is by knocking out defending Class 3A state champion Fort Pierce John Carroll 8-1 in the semifinals.That put the Blue Jackets in the title game for the first time. In a wild championship Tuesday night that had six lead changes, Admiral Farragut rallied with three runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Cornerstone Charter Academy 8-6. "There was just a sense of calm with this team," Blue Jackets coach Linda Derk said. "We were so prepared and this team showed so much grit and determination you wouldn't even know how young they are."Admiral Farragut's plan was to stay patient at the plate while not turning passive. The Blue Jackets waited and waited, then pounced. In the first two innings, Admiral Farragut drew four walks, including three straight in the second. Pinch-runner Codie Rano darted for home on a wild pitch, beating the throw to give the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead. The Ducks, who were also playing for their first state title, responded with a run in the bottom of the second to tie it, then added three more in the third to take a 4-1 lead. But Admiral Farragut would not go away. In the top of the fourth, Codie Rano came home on a bases-loaded walk. Haley Saylor followed with a two-run double to tie it and Alexis Hernandez had a sacrifice fly to score Brielle Benefield for a 5-4 lead. Back came Cornerstone with two runs in bottom of the fifth to go up 6-5. That set the stage for the Blue Jackets' final rally.Saylor and Hernandez led off with singles. Krystina Hartley, a freshman who has already committed to FSU, then singled to bring home Saylor with the tying run. Shyann Laporte had an RBI groundout to bring in Alyssa Rano, who reached on a fielder's choice, for the go-ahead run.Melissa Diaz singled in Hartley for the final run. Benefield, who relieved Alyssa Rano in the fourth, got three flyouts to in the seventh to seal the win. That set off a celebration on the mound and a Gatorade bath for Derk."I was trying to hide the Gatorade, but that didn't help," Derk said. "What an unbelievable feeling."Admiral Farragut has become a model of consistency with five straight playoff appearances, including four straight trips to the region final and two state semifinal berths.Many of the youngsters were on that first state semifinal team two years ago, including Alyssa Rano, who started at second base as an eighth grader. "When we got here the first time we were more in awe," she said. "This time we were more hungry. We wanted it and it showed."