The Top Dawgs, who placed second in the District 5B tournament to advance to state, played at Carrollton and enjoyed the experience according to coach Todd Tillery.
“We told the girls to show good sportsmanship, hustle and enjoy the experience,” Tillery said. “They took us up on our word.”
The Top Dawgs won the opening round because Villa Rica forfeited. On day two, the Top Dawgs lost to the Cedartown Xtreme. In the second game that day, the Top Dawgs defeated Pike County 23-9.
“We immediately played our third game after that and beat Temple 30-1,” Tillery said.
On day three, the Top Dawgs blew out Bremen 21-2 to advance to the championship game. In game one, the Top Dawgs knocked off the Xtreme 9-7. However, they lost the second game to the Xtreme by the score of 8-4.
“Playing the Xtreme has become an intense Cedartown rivalry,” Tillery said. “They have done a great job this year. It was great seeing two teams represent Cedartown at state.”
Tillery said finishing as state runner-up was a big accomplishment.
“It is a great accomplishment for these girls,” Tillery said. “We could not have asked these Top Dawgs to display better sportsmanship or hustle any more than they did in this tournament.”
Tillery said he also wanted to thank Recreation Director Johnny Morris.
“(He is) doing a great job for Cedartown,” Tillery said