Jan. 20, 2023 — Discovering a postseason
Within the final day or so, Tennessee turned the most recent state to announce that it could be sanctioning a public-school state championship match run by the Tennessee Secondary Colleges Athletic Affiliation.
They’ve been taking part in the game within the Volunteer State for a lot of years, together with an unforgettable period when Vanderbilt earned a berth to the ladies’s Last 4 in 2002.
However getting the colleges a state match? Nicely, that’s been a problem. Certainly, yesterday’s vote got here after two years of hemming and hawing over umpiring and learn how to pay for them, particularly in a state the place you can journey as a lot as 500 miles throughout the state’s borders for a sport.
There are roughly 50 groups per gender in lacrosse, and I believe there’s going to be a far sight extra with the announcement of a real state championship match.
I do marvel, nevertheless, what’s going to occur when the match begins, as a result of I’m positive the TSSAA will insist on public-school groups taking part on the expense of the general public faculties that had been the pioneers of the game.