“They could do some things we tried to prepare for, but they play off instinct,’ she said. “That means they can do some things that the average player doesn’t do.”
In the third game, it was close with the Trojans down 9-8, but then the Knights went on a tear. They ran off eight straight points then, after Covington got two more, got eight again to win 25-12.
“I think if we played them again several times, the outcome would still be the same,” said Sutherlin. “We did all we could do. We practiced hard. We came in prepared but for us to deal with them, we’d have to see that kind of ball almost every game, and we don’t.”
Looking back at the season and then to next year, Sutherlin said her team had improved as the year went by.
“They were all hard workers and they were dedicated to getting better,” she explained. “We hope next summer that we get more of them playing summer ball, but I’m excited to build on what we accomplished this year.”
Greg Flint is a freelance writer/photographer for the Commercial-News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org