By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
JACKSON COUNTY — North Laurel coach Eddie Mahan was pleased that his team snapped their four-game losing skid, but he didn’t seem too happy with the Lady Jaguars’ overall performance during their 46-37 win over Jackson County Tuesday.
North Laurel (4-20) defeated the Lady Generals 53-28 back on Dec. 6 and needed an 8-2 run midway through the fourth quarter to pull away from the much-improved Jackson County squad.
“We played in the fourth quarter like we should have been playing the entire ball game,” Mahan said. “We mentally weren’t ready for this game. I’ll put that on my shoulders. I don’t know what we could have done to change in such a short turnaround. They have improved tremendously since the last time we played them.”
Jackson County held a 20-18 advantage at halftime before North Laurel took over during the game’s final 16 minutes and outscore the Lady Generals 28-17.
North Laurel 46, Jackson County 37
North Laurel 8 10 10 18 46
Jackson County 10 10 7 10 37
North Laurel (46) — Wyatt 9, Gray 10, Lawson 9, Bridges 2, Carpenter 3, Ellington 6, Sexton 7.
Jackson County (37) — Rose 15, Belt 8, Ball 4, Ward 4, Crowe 4.
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THE WAY IT IS: Football is in the air in the Tri-County
These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.
It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
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By Les Dixon
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By Chris Parsons
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Shelton was a hero by any definition
The word hero is used a little too loosely for my taste these days.
To be honest, it’s been used way too much for a long time and I’m just as guilty as the next guy.
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