Lady Indians Softball Looking for First Win
The Stephens County Lady Indians Softball season is underway. It has been a tough start for the Lady Indians, having to play 5 good teams on the road, and still looking for their first win after Tuesday’s close loss to Elbert County, 9 to 7. The Lady Indians will play their first home game of the season today at 5 as they host Banks County.
Girls softball was the first high school athletic team to play an official game after all spring sports were cancelled in mid-March. Head coach Dave Poffenberger says they are taking precautions due to the Covid-19 virus. “Considering all of the things that have taken place over the last several months I think it is going really well, but we have to take a lot of precaution, maintain social distancing, wiping balls and helmets down, keeping locker rooms sanitized. Just really having to be careful about how we come together. No more high fives and handshakes, or pats on the back. We just really have to be careful.”
The Lady Indians softball team has five seniors—Jasmine Lowery, Allie Huff, Samara Walker, Brenna McCall, and Madisyn Fuller. Coach Poffenberger says they are providing great senior leadership. ” Overall, with the five seniors that we have there is a lot of great leadership there. They are really going to have an impact on the underclassmen, and that will help us for years to come.”
In addition to a tough non-region schedule, Stephens County is now in Region 8-AAA with traditional rivals Franklin County, Hart County, and Oconee County, along with Monroe Area and East Jackson. After today’s game against Banks County, the Lady Indians Softball team will have another home game Friday against Prince Avenue.