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Pioneers push on

By COLLIN BROOKS

The David Crockett Pioneers are in the midst of a postseason run where every game could be their last.
That was the case when they took the floor against South-Doyle on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Region 1-AAA Tournament.
But a 71-55 victory over the Cherokees allowed them to see another contest, which they played last night against Jefferson County at Morristown East. A win there, puts them in the Region 1-AAA Championship against the winner of Science Hill and Sevier County. A win in the semifinal would also guarantee the Pioneers a substate contest. A loss would end their season.
But that isn’t weighing on the minds of the Pioneers according to their leader, Patrick Good.
“They are just games,” he said. “We know our opponents will be ready to play, but I feel that we are very prepared with our gameplans.”
Good scored 32 points to lead all scorers against South-Doyle, which combated SD’s Miles Thomas, a Tennessee Tech signee, who led his team with 21 points.
“I knew when the game was tight that I had to take shots and get going and give our team some momentum,” Good said
More momentum came from Dustin Day, with 15 points and Josh Releford who finished with 11.
Brendan Coleman finished the night with six points and 11 rebounds for the Pioneers.
“He makes a difference,” Crockett coach John Good said after the game. “He blocks a few shots and causes havoc in the middle. If he could just do that every game, that would be really good.”
Good was pleased with the way that his players worked together to win the contest.
“All our kids have a good feel for where one another are on the floor,” John Good said. “They embrace those moments and they are a lot of fun to watch.”