Choctaw girls, Tornadoes in Class 3A soccer playoffs
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 AM
The Philadelphia boys and the Choctaw Central girls have qualified for the State Class 3A soccer playoffs when began Tuesday.
Both teams were to play Greenville St. Joseph in the first round on Tuesday. The Lady Warriors would host the Fighting Irish girls team while the Tornadoes will travel to Greenville.
The winners advance to the second round on Saturday.
For Philadelphia, this is familiar territory. The Tornadoes played at Greenville last year on their way to the State Class 3A championship game.
"It's not a bad trip," coach Adam Huddleston said. "Our first goal was to make the playoffs. We've done that. Now we want to take it round by round. We feel like we have some unfinished business in Jackson."
The Tornadoes qualified for the playoffs as the second place team in the district as they beat Clarkdale 1-0 in a shootout. Scorers in the shootout for the Tornadoes included Grey Moorehead, John Harold Smith and William Smith.
The Philadelphia girls were eliminated in a loss to Clarkdale.
Southeast Lauderdale won the boys region.
Choctaw Central girls
The Lady Warriors won their region and stand at 16-2 on the season.
"We have won 16 games in a row," coach Aaron Terrell said. "We had most of our players coming back and we knew we could have a good season. The girls have worked very hard."
The Lady Warriors wrapped up their regular season with a 4-0 win over Southeast Lauderdale and a 2-1 victory over Clarkdale.
Against Southeast, Robin Routh scored two goals while JasAnnique Steve and Allanda York both added one.
The Lady Warriors then took win over Clarkdale. Steve scored both goals.