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Susie Morris Column: Week of May 3, 2018

State Bound!

A resurgence of the track and field program at Gadsden County HIgh School has come at the hands of coaches Ricardo Shaw and Cleo Highman.

Hard work, dedication and a focus on the fundamentals and techniques have helped earn several Jaguar athletes a trip to the Florida High School Athletic Association 2A State Tournament.

It will be held at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville this Friday and Saturday.

Placing at regionals last week in the top four:

• Trentorria Green – 1st Place/ Long jump and triple jump

• Dequavious Charleston – 1st Place/100m, 3rd Place/200m, 2nd Place/400m

• Janasia Cox – 3rd Place/300m hurdles,

• Girls 4x100m relay – 4th Place/Trentorria Green, Janasia Cox, Hennekual Gunn, Justice Butler

Spring Football

The Munroe Bobcats are in pads and working hard under new head football coach Joseph Gaddy.

Gaddy and his Bobcats will play Liberty County on May 17.

These two teams have not met on a football field in more than a decade.

Also interesting is the location. The two teams will play at the old Greensboro High School field.

The Gadsden County Jaguars are about 50 strong at spring practice and being led through spring practice by Coach Donnie Faison.

Faison, an assistant under Coach Joey Striplin, has stepped in to lead the Jags in Striplin’s absence.

Striplin is currently experiencing some health issues related to his kidney transplant six years ago.

The Jaguars will be playing a spring jamboree at Leon High School on Thursday, May 17.

The Jaguars will play Florida A&M University Developmental Research School for one half and then face Leon for a second half.

Kickoff is at 6 p.m.


The Gadsden County High School softball team went into its district tournament last week with high hopes.

The Marianna Bulldogs didn’t seem to care.

Top-seeded Marianna, with a 24-3 overall record, defeated the Jaguars 18-0.

The season ended for Gadsden County with a 6-8 overall record.