Soccer Hounds make state for first time ever
The Jones County boys are heading to the state playoffs in soccer for the first time in school history after winning twice in the Region 4-5A playoffs last week, including an exciting overtime 1-0 win in penalty kicks at Ola last Thursday.
“You have a few moments as a coach if you are at it long enough that are pretty dadgum special, and that was one of them,” coach Duane Kitchens said of the victory over Ola.
“I was really happy for the kids. The seniors played their butts off to be sure we advanced. But you can also say the same for the rest of the guys, even the ones on the bench. No one sat down; they were all in it for everything they had. We’re all excited.”
The Greyhounds were to play at Dutchtown Tuesday night to determine if they will be a No. 3 or No. 4 seed for the state playoffs, which begin April 28. Jones County will be on the road against a team from Region 2-5A.
Jones County got what is thought to be its first official region playoff victory last Tuesday with a 6-2 win at home over Stockbridge in the opening round.