Lady Tigers fall at LFO, will host state playoff game Tuesday

Sadye Johnson was credited for playing one of her best games of the year Friday night by coach David Sexauer.

As the Adairsville girls soccer team continued to win down the stretch of the 2021 Region 6-AAA schedule, it appeared a final showdown with Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe was awaiting to determine the region championship.

When LFO fell earlier this week at North Murray, the region championship went to Adairsville but the Tigers and coach David Sexauer knew Friday’s game in Fort Oglethorpe would be challenging.

“Both teams played as if the region championship was still on the line,” said Sexauer. “Neither team stopped playing or giving their all until the final whistle. It wasn’t the outcome we wanted, but this game provided us the opportunity to play a tough opponent in preparation for our playoff game next Tuesday.”

LFO scored a goal in each half to defeat the Lady Tigers 2-0.

“We struggled to adjust to their field,” added Sexauer. “It was short and narrow but give them credit for their play.”

LFO improved to 15-3 on the season and -- according to the brackets posted on the website -- will enter the state playoffs as a No. 3-seed. According to those same brackets, the Lady Warriors travel to Cherokee Bluff Tuesday night to open the post-season.

Adairsville (15-2) is the No. 1-seed from Region 6-AAA and will host North Hall Tuesday evening in Tiger Valley.

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