The Blountstown Lady Tigers proved they are a force to be reckoned at the pre-season tournament they hosted Thursday.
The BHS girls went up against Cottondale in their first match and won with a score of 25-15, 25-18.
Next up was Liberty County with the Bulldogs winning the first game, 13-25. The Lady Tigers fought back in game two and won, 25-12. The final game of the match was filled with edge of the seat excitement as the rival teams kept tieing the score. At game’s end, the Dawgs claimed the victory, 10-15.
Also participating in the tournament were the Lady Pirates of Sneads and they defeated both Cottondale and Liberty County.
BHS Coach Tanya Durham is very optimistic about the season. “I feel like we should be a pretty good team this year,” she tells The County Record. “We only had the loss of one senior last year, so basically we’ve got the same team. We still have things to improve on, but I’m really looking forward to a successful season this year.”
Seniors include Brittany Griffin, Erin Fowler, Sasha Simmons and Shaterial Davis.
The Lady Tigers were set to host Vernon Tuesday (details unavailable at press time). They will travel to South Walton on Thursday.
“We have eight teams in our district this year so that’s different for us,” says Coach Durham, pointing out that South Walton, Holmes County, Vernon, Bozeman, Cottondale, Graceville, and Sneads will all be battling with BHS to climb to the top of the district ranking. “We’re playing 14 district matches so just about all our matches will count.”