Quitman girls turn in record setting performance in year-end finale

The Lady Wolverines of Quitman ended the calendar year 2021 with what is believed to be a record setting performance. It was one they would just as soon as not have been a part of though. Quitman fell to Class 5A Haughton 55-24 this past Thursday after falling behind 32-1 after the first 16 minutes of play and not scoring a single field goal. Per available records it marks marking the first time in school history that has taken place. Talk about getting off to a bad start.

On the bright side Quitman outscored Haughton, who they had beaten just a week prior in the Cedar Creek Tournament by a 24-23 margin in the second half which led coach, Kyle Leach to compliment the effort of his girls.

“Obviously we got off to a horrible start,” said Leach. “I was proud of the girls though for coming back to play hard in the second half. I thought that showed good character on their part.”

In other year end action Jonesboro-Hodge and Saline both fell in the William Britt Classic played in Saline this past Thursday. The Lady Tigers suffered a 83-34 defeat at the hands of Parkway, ranked 3rd in Class 5A and who sports one of the top sophomores in the nation in Chloe Larry. For Saline, the 50-40 loss to their long -time rival Atlanta stopped a season best three game winning streak.

Schedule of upcoming girls games:

Monday, Jan. 3
Weston (10-8) vs FCCS – 6:00pm
Dodson (0-19) at Gibsland-Coleman – 6:00pm

Tuesday, Jan. 4
Weston at Castor – 6:00pm
Quitman (14-8) vs St. Mary’s – 6:00pm
JHHS (2-10) vs Neville – 6:00pm
Dodson vs Georgetown – 6:00pm

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