The Generals fought hard last night against the Tigers of Columbia, but were outmatched. Struggles on special teams led the Tigers to a 21-3 lead into the 2nd Quarter. The Generals showed some spark when Tony Belle broke a 60+ yard run up the visitors sideline with just over 2 minutes left in the half. The Tigers though halted all momentum with a huge return and score to close out the half 28-10. That was it for the Generals as Columbia closed out the game with a running clock and a 56-10 victory. The Generals loss drops them to 6-3 on the season, an improvement from last season's 4-6 finish. The Generals will play for pride now when they take on the Jackson Tigers in two weeks. The Generals finished with a win against the Tigers last season and hope to do the same this year when they travel to Main Street.
The Generals fell to 6-2 this season and 3-2 in district 3-6A with a 41-6 loss yesterday. The Generals defense held strong against the Commanders until late in the game. The Generals looked visibly tired late as defense was kept on the field for a large portion of the game. With the loss the Generals still have a shot at the playoffs, but are virtually eliminated from winning the district. The Generals will take on the Columbia Tigers next Thursday, with the winner likely walking away with the district runner-up playoff berth.
Led by junior Dominic Williams the boys cross-country team finished 3rd at the Gateway Conference Championships yesterday. Williams finished 3rd overall making his 3rd consecutive All-Gateway Conference team. Buay Deng and John Hutton both finished just outside of the All-Gateway Conference team both finishing in the top 20. The boys actually tied for second overall with Stanton, however were edged in the tiebreaker. The boys team will return all of their top 5 scorers next season. The Generals boys cross-country team has finished 3rd in the Gateway Conference out of 17 teams for the past 7 years.
On the girls side freshman Lindsey Vansant finished 10th overall for the Generals, who did not field a complete team of five. Vansant is currently the school record holder in the 5K cross-country race with a 22:00. Vansant was just outside of making the All-Gateway Conference team which is composed of the top 8 finishers in the race. Her performance does show promise.
The Generals' junior varsity football team put up a valiant effort yesterday against the Ed White Commanders scoring 32 points. The Generals fell to 4-3 on the season with the loss however to finish the season. The season shows promise for the future, having held Mandarin and Raines to only 12 points each and putting up over 32 points on a stellar Commander defense.