Madison County’s bid for the state title in softball ended sooner than hoped as the Red Raider softball team earned fourth place in the state finals to cap an outstanding season.
“We went down to Columbus and I thought the girls would play hard, they did all the way through,” coach Doug Kesler said. “Obviously, we would have liked to finish higher but it was still a great season. We are the smallest AAAA school in the state and we were down there battling with those folks and we had out chances. Finishing fourth doesn’t diminish what these girls have accomplished.”
What the Red Raiders accomplished this year amounts to a laundry list of accolades as the girls end with a new school record of 34-5, the 2010 region championship and being ranked first in the state.