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SF’s historic season not done

SF’s historic season not done
South Fulton penned another chapter in what has been a history-making soccer season on Tuesday.
The Devilette program — in just its second year of existence on the varsity level — advanced to the Region 7A-AA Tournament semifinals for the first time ever with a 3-2 victory at Covington.
SF, which recorded its first-ever postseason win on Monday with an 11-1 victory over Ripley, is now one victory away from a spot in the regional championship game as well as a sectional berth.
That opportunity will come Thursday at 5 when the Devilettes visit North Division top-seed Westview — a 3-1 victor over Obion Central in another quarterfinal match on Tuesday.
Dyersburg and Crockett County will play in Thursday’s second semi at 7 p.m.
Desiray Sturgeon scored two of South Fulton’s three goals in Tuesday’s landmark victory over Covington and assisted on the game-winner with under eight minutes left when she fed teammate Morgan Kane, who booted in the deciding tally.
The win gave SF a 10-6-2 record but, more importantly — according to head coach Mixon Moore — means the Devilettes are “a winning program in just two years because we now have more wins than losses in the time we’ve been playing varsity soccer.”
“There are a lot of programs who have played a long time that can’t say that,” Moore said.
The victory also avenged a loss to Covington in last season’s regional tournament for the Lady Devils.
Goalie Taleeah Cross had a stellar game in goal for South Fulton, making a huge save late on a long shot attempted by the host team.
Kayla Lindsey accounted for an assist on the first of Sturgeon’s two goals in the opening half.
“It’s been an amazing season, and we’re not done yet,” Moore added. “These girls just keeping finding ways to win, no matter what.”
The coach also gave credit to his counterparts at the school, notably softball/girls’ basketball skipper Curt Lee and cheerleader coach Marina Greer, for the SF program’s immediate success.
“Those two (Lee and Greer), they work their kids hard, have them in shape and they have discipline. It makes it easier for me, because I just have to teach soccer,” he said. “The kids that I have who are in those other programs, they already have the work ethic.” Published in The Messenger 10.19.11

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