Locust Grove High’s determined to make people believe in them this year (copy)

The Wildcats are working hard with a young team and have already surpassed their season win total.

LOCUST GROVE — The Locust Grove Wildcats aren’t done with the season yet but its been historical in its own right this year after a win over Lamar County solidified their efforts on the season.

The winning season up to this point has been a confidence booster for the Locust Grove program head coach Noah Harrell says about the program.

“The younger guys see the older guys doing well and they want to do the same,” Harrell said. “We have been trying the past several years to instill a winning mindset and it has definitely shown through with this group.”

Although the Wildcats have won 10 games, they’ve only been able to win just one region game to this point of the season. It’s not something that Harrell wants to rest on because he hopes that the next cycle of region games could see them start winning more region games.

“We lost a heart breaker to Union Grove, but we are confident that we will start winning more region games,” Harrell said.

Of course, the adversity this season was there for Locust Grove and in years past, the team would have folded. But they didn’t because Harrell’s younger players stepped up to come together.

“We have had a lot of adversity through the first half of the season. We have had guys out for different reasons and other guys have had to step up and the guys have really come together due to this,” Harrell said. “This group of young men have dealt with a lot of adversity over the past several years and to see them succeed like they have, makes me extremely happy for them and excited about what they can and will accomplish in life.”

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Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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