Both the girls and the boys won the north title last week in Oxford and next up is the 2A state meet in Pearl where coach Heath Dudley says they will have to give it their all.
Dudley said the district, regional and north championships are nice to win, but the one that really matters is Saturday at Pearl.
For the girls, Dudley said the Lady Jags have done a tremendous job putting themselves in a position to win on Saturday, but there will be dangerous teams there.
“North Forrest and Amite County from the South are the favorites,” Dudley said. “West Bolivar from the North is too. But that's the reason you have the meet, and anything can happen.”
Dudley said the J.Z. George girls have to just bring the same intensity and focus that they have from the past three weeks, and special things can happen.
“We are going to have to have big days from everyone, but Courtney McCoy and Jazmyn House have been our two workhorses this whole year, and we will be counting on these two for a big Saturday,” Dudley said. These young ladies know what this Saturday is and what it means so I know we will be ready.”
For the boys, Dudley said it was a great victory, and he couldn’t be more proud of the team.
“They have worked hard all season and just plugged away,” Dudley said. “This Saturday will be huge for them with a shot to be a top 4 team, which says a lot about their determination and what this team means to them.”
Dudley said a few of the boys are in a great position to win individual championships, which is always a great thing.
“We just have to keep at it and not be satisfied or complacent,” Dudley said.