Jacksboro seniors shine in final home game
In a game without playoff implications the Jacksboro Tigerettes played hard until the final whistle, sweeping the Breckenridge Buckaroos in their Oct. 25 matchup.
Senior Baylee Thomas was strong throughout the match, hitting 10 spikes and setting up for five blocks on the net. She said all she wanted to do was enjoy her last home game with her teammates.
“I told the girls I just wanted to play and have a good time, Thompson said. “It’s all I cared about. The season has not gone our way but all I wanted to do was play together and we ended up coming out with the win.”
Jacksboro head coach Tennessee Arey echoed Thompson’s statement, saying they had a heart-to-heart last week.
“We understand that playoffs is no longer an option,” Arey said. “At that point you play for more than just playoffs. You play for pride, you play for each other and we wanted to end the season on a high note for these wonderful ladies.”
The Tigerettes had a slow start falling behind 8-2 in the first set, but five unforced Breckenridge errors and kills from Rhett Rollans and Alex Holman brought the Tigerettes back in front 12-11.
It was a back-and-forth affair from that point on, with the score being tied at 17, 18, 21, 23 and 24 before another Buckaroo error gave the Tigerettes the 25-24 lead. Thompson ended the set with a kill, giving the Tigerettes the 26-24 victory.
For more on this story, see the Wednesday, October 30 edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.