On a night where Louisville honored all nine of its state championship teams, this year’s edition of the Wildcat dynasty looked primed to join the fraternity.
The Lady Patriots saw their magnificent season come to an end on Saturday in Senatobia during the 4A North State championship tournament. The team had to go up against the No. 2 team in District 1 and one of the state’s top teams in Bayou Academy in game one at Magnolia Heights.
The Lady Wildcats continued their marked improvement on the season by coming back from two tough losses against New Hope to beat down McAdams 35-0 last Monday and they kept the offense going in a double-header against district foe Caledonia on Tuesday.
A taste of success finally hit Winston Academy players over a week ago when the team let its frustrations out on Sylva Bay in a 35-7 blowout win on the road. It was the first win of the young season for a team that hasn’t been able to enjoy many of those over the last few years.
Asking Louisville to march into Starkville’s territory on Friday night and deliver the first loss on Yellow Jacket Field in over five years was a bit much, but they weren’t going to back down from the challenge.
There were some highs and lows in the final week of the regular season for the Winston Academy Lady Patriots softball team, but they’re still heading into the postseason feeling seasoned and ready to roll.