Down the stretch, only one thing kept getting brought up for Dickson County Softball.
Losses to Henry County.
The Lady Cougars had wins over Independence, Summit, a big walk-off win in a rubber match with Creek Wood, and of course run-rule wins over Kenwood and Northwest twice each.
They had not beat the Lady Patriots though.
That was the talk.
Could they beat them? Yes.
Everyone agreed there.
They hadn’t though, and that was the challenge come Thursday.
After another run-rule win over Northwest Tuesday, the countdown began.
Thursday at six pm they headed back to Paris, TN.
Much like last year’s games against Summitt, Dickson County wins when it counts.
A 7-1 drumming from the Lady Cougars, they got over the hump.
Last season Summitt defeated Dickson County twice in the regular season, before the Lady Cougars, when it mattered, beat them once in the district tournament, and once in the region.
That is what makes head coach Bert Newberry and his program special.
They are at their best when it matters most.
We could see a similar story unfold yet again, though this year it will be tougher.
Due to realignment, the Lady Cougars will have to take on last year’s sectional opponent Clarkesville in the region semifinal.
It is a win-or-go-home scenario.
If Dickson County wins they face the winner of Springfield hosting Henry County.
The Lady Jackets are certainly no slouch, but my money would be on the Lady Patriots to bounce back.
We will see.
For now, the Lady Cougars just have to do the same as their cross-county counterparts Creek Wood, continue the momentum, and whatever your doing, don’t stop!