It is a pretty safe assumption to say that the future looks bright for the basketball and softball programs at Quitman High School for many years to come. The results of the recently completed fall season for Quitman Junior High is what leads to the optimism as the girls basketball team went undefeated, the softball team dropped only one of eight contests and the boys finished the season with a winning record.
Junior High Girls basketball: Under the direction of Kyle Leach the junior girls finished the fall campaign with a perfect 5-0 record after beating Weston and Summerfield twice each as well as knocking off Cedar Creek. The junior Lady Wolverines averaged 31.4 points per game while holding their opponents to an average of only 13 per contest for a 17.6 point winning margin average. Recap of season scores:
Oct 6th – Quitman 27, Weston 12
Oct 12th – Quitman 34, Summerfield 16
Oct 15th – Quitman 28, Weston 19
Oct 19th – Quitman 36, Cedar Creek 10
Oct 22nd – Quitman 32, Summerfield 8
The Junior High girls also had two inter-squad scrimmages that showed the balance on the team with the Blue team beating the White 22-17 in the first meeting on Oct 8th followed by the White team beating the Blue 34-23 on Oct. 27th.
Junior High Boys Basketball: The Junior Wolverines beat Summerfield twice and Cedar Creek once to offset dropping a pair of contests to Weston. On the season Quitman averaged nearly 35 points per game while giving up 30 per contest that included only 24.8 allowed in the three victories.
Oct 6th – Weston 37, Quitman 22
Oct 12th – Quitman 55, Summerfield 30
Oct 15th – Weston 41, Quitman 37
Oct 19th – Quitman 38, Cedar Creek 28
Oct 22nd – Quitman 32 Summerfield 16
Junior High Softball: Head Coach Justin Dobson was all smiles following his teams fall campaign that saw the Junior Lady Wolverines end up with a sparkling 7-1 record. Quitman was completely dominant in almost every game in almost every phase.
Offensively Quitman finished with a 9.2 runs per game average while the defense committed only four errors all year. Neither compared to the utter dominance provided by the lefty/righty combination of Cali Deal and Maggie Guyotte who combined to throw 3 no-hitters, 1 one hitter and pair of 2 hitters while striking out 48 batters in 24 innings for an average of 2 per inning.
Offensively the Lady Wolverines were led by Guyotte who hit an incredible .813 batting average after getting 13 hits in 16 plate appearances that included 4 doubles, 3 triples and 7 RBI. Zoee Williams was next with 8 hits in 13 at bats which came to a .615 average and included a team leading 8 RBI. Deal had a triple and two home runs in only five official at bats for a .600 average that also netted 4 runs and 5 RBI.
Marlee Bell, Karley Huckaby and Emma Walker batted .429, .417 and .400 respectively with Cassidy Davis and Jaleigh Burns coming in with .333 and .300 averages. Emma Harper hit .286 and tied the team with 8 runs scored followed by Jana Potts (.250), Anna Leach (.222 and 8 RS) and Addison Fenn (.125) Kallie Bell didn’t have a hit in only three at bats but scored two runs.