By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer
The Lady Chargers of Choctaw County High School played league-leading Caledonia tough for most of the first set last Monday, before dropping the match to the Lady Confederates in three straight sets.
The 25-20, 25-14, 25-15 loss to Caledonia dropped CCHS to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in league action but Lady Chargers head coach Gary Beals said his team still has a strong chance of claiming a spot in the MHSAA State Playoffs.
“We need to take care of business against West Lowndes (on Oct. 1) and then go to Amory and Aberdeen with a chance of taking second or third in the division,” Beals said.
Despite the loss to Caledonia, he said his team is making progress.
“We played well and were really, really competitive in the first set until it was 15-15 or 16-16, then it just kind of got away from us,” Beals said. “We have just got to get better finishing. If we can do that, then we will be alright.”
The Lady Chargers were set to play host to Grace Christian on Monday, before travelling to Louisville next Monday to face GCS again. Then comes the home division match with West Lowndes. Choctaw County visits Amory on Oct. 7 and then hosts Pontotoc in a non-league match on Oct. 10 before closing out the regular season with a division showdown at Aberdeen on Oct. 15.