Choctaw County seeks to keep the edge in Class 3A, Re­gion 4

Starkville Daily News - - SPORTS - By ROB­BIE FAULK sports@starkvilledai­

Choctaw County sits in the cap­tain’s seat atop Class 3A, Re­gion 4 with three weeks to go.

The Charg­ers are 2-0 in the di­vi­sion and 5-2 over­all thanks, in large part, to a re­silient grind to over­come some early ad­ver­si­ties against East Web­ster and Eu­pora. Choctaw County fol­lowed up a sea­son-open­ing loss to the Wolver­ines with three-straight wins and then a loss to the Ea­gles with back-to-back home tri­umphs to start di­vi­sion play over Hous­ton and Aberdeen the last two weeks.

Now, the real chal­lenge be­gins. Two road games are on the way start­ing tonight when the Charg­ers go to Net­tle­ton (34, 1-1) and next week at South Pon­to­toc (7-1, 1-1).

Choctaw County coach Ben Ash­ley will find out a great amount about his team this week, but the prepa­ra­tion lead­ing up to the game tonight has him feel­ing bet­ter.

“We had a good week,” Ash­ley said. “There was a lot of en­ergy at prac­tice and I at­tribute that to win­ning. When you win, ev­ery­body is in a bet­ter mood. The key is to reign in on that, but I was re­ally ex­cited about our week.”

The Tigers of Net­tle­ton might be hard to fig­ure out to the naked eye. They started 2-0 be­fore los­ing fourstraight games to Booneville, Bald­wyn,

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