DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - The Northview Cougars are riding a wave on momentum entering area tournament play next week.
“We’ve had a lot of wins and we’ve had a few tough losses, but they’ve helped us to grow the season,” said pitcher Jaala Torrence.
“I feel like it’s been a great season,” said head coach Jessica Noble. “The girls have been excited. Our team chemistry is there.”
The Cougars are currently the number one team in Class 6A and are entering the postseason on a 10-game win streak.
“We saw some tough opponent and we were able to pull out some close game victories and stay focused throughout the entire game,” said Noble. “That’s the kind of focus and energy you need going into area.”
The Cougars are chasing the program’s first ever state title in the school’s final season as Northview will merge with Dothan High next year.
“I don’t think that’s going to define this team and what we’ve already accomplished this year,” said Noble. “They done a lot of great things. A lot of team records have been broken. This is just a great group of girls and I don’t want them to think just because they don’t want to state championship, we didn’t have a great season.”
“We’re just playing for each other,” said Torrence. “While we do think about this is our last season as Northview Cougars, we just try our best to play for each other and play for our team.”
So there’s no pressure to win it all for the Cougars this year, but wouldn’t it be sweet if they went out as champions.