By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer
Despite dropping a 3-0 decision to homestanding Lafayette County in the first round of the MHSAA State Volleyball Playoffs, Choctaw County High School head coach Gary Beals says he likes the way his team closed out the season and sees bright things ahead for the Lady Chargers.
“We won five out of our last seven (matches), and we played well against Lafayette County, especially in the first and third games,” Beals said. “We are awfully young. A lot of times today (Saturday) we had three eighth graders and two ninth graders on the court. I think the future looks good.”
Beals said he was pleased with the way his two seniors — Tiara Conner and Haley Lucas — played, especially down the stretch this season.
Saturday’s loss was bittersweet for Beals, as the team that beat his Lady Chargers was coached by one of his former players.
“Her team played a lot like she did,” Beals said of Lafayette County coach Aimee Scribner. “They really played tough and hard. I’m really proud of her. I’m pulling for them to go a long way in the playoffs.”