Seasons come to an end

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Friday night saw the last two Covington County football teams eliminated from the AHSAA playoffs.


The Straughn Tigers and Opp Bobcats both had incredible seasons come to a disappointing ending in round three of the playoffs, but one shouldn’t forget what a great effort both of these teams displayed all season.


I’ve had the fortunate opportunity of getting to know these players and coaches over the course of the season, and I came away very impressed with the work ethic and tenacity that each brings, not only to the field on Friday nights, but also everyday at practice.


For the Bobcats, this was the farthest they had gone into the playoffs ever. Plagued with injuries throughout the year, the Bobcats, had many players step up as leaders and play makers on the field. They should continue to get better next season, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they made another deep run into the playoffs next season.


For the Tigers, they came up one round shy of their previous best, but that shouldn’t diminish the great season that the Tigers had this year. The Tigers’ seniors have played in 11 playoff games in their four years at Straughn. That is no easy feat by any means, and it is a testament to the strong work ethic and shear will to win that these kids always play with.


I know it is disappointing to come up two wins short of making it to the title game, but these kids shouldn’t be disappointed in their season or career’s. It was a great run. Keep your heads held high.