Opinion / Editorial
It's Playoff Week for the Douglass Astros
February 15, 2013Douglass High School
It’s playoff season for varsity basketball this week in the 4-triple A region. All the games will be taking place at Fredrick Douglass High School. All team from around the region will be competing to take home the name of “Region Champs”.
Both of FDHS’s boys and girls varsity teams have a good standing in there region, with the boys being the #2 seed and holding a 12-2 record, and the girls being a #4 seed and have a 9-6 record.
Since the Lady Astros are in the top four in their region they didn’t have to play Tuesday night with the bottom four seeds, but had to play Wednesday against Haralson County to stay in the fight to take home the ship.
The Lady Astros defeated the Haralson County Rebels with the score being 57-14, but that win came with a cost. Around the middle of the 2nd quarter senior co-captain for the Lady Astros Aubria Gresham sprained her knee, an injury that had her sitting the rest of the game but it didn’t stop Ms. Gresham from cheering her team on. Then late in the 4th quarter with the girls win basically guaranteed sophomore Loera Carter twisted her ankle and had to be escorted off the floor. Coach Perrino says both players should be good to go Friday Feb. 15 when the Lady Astros will be taking on Chapel Hill the #1 seed in their region.
“Being the first playoff game off the year I was kind of nervous but I had to shake it off and play hard and not give up because my coach was counting on me. Our team did awesome and we truly believe we were going to win when we stepped on that court. To win Friday’s game were going to have to play good solid defense because Chapel Hill has a very explosive offense and we can’t give up easy points,” junior Jennifer Motton.
Fredrick Douglass Astros (boys’ team) are #2 in the region giving them some resting period before they play their first playoff game on Friday the 15th. The Astros only 2 losses in their region come from the #1 seed Callaway and the #3 seed Central Carroll. FDHS boys are confident about their game Friday versus Rockmart (#6 seed), who upset Central Carroll Wednesday night.
“It’s the biggest game of our season so far and winning will give us a huge momentum going into the state playoffs. I feel we have the best chance for winning the region this year,” junior and Astros lead scorer Jamario Duggin.
With both FDHS’ own girls and boys Astros playing Friday night in their own house it’s sure to be a night full of nasty crossovers, beautiful 3 pointer, and if you’re lucky a few high flying dunks.
By: Malik K. Brown