Thomasville takes on Early County in a 1-AA semifinal at 4 p.m. today at Pelham. This will be the third meeting between the two. Thomasville owns a 2-0 advantage from the regular season.
Wade’s team was dealt a first round bye after finishing in a three-way tie with Early and Cook County. He’s used the time for rest having dealt with a few injuries, notably to Rikasha Jones and Zombria Morrow.
Regardless of tonight’s outcome, the Lady Bulldogs will have three games remaining after being guaranteed a spot in the state playoffs as the 1-AA No. 2 seed. But Wade insists that outset will not steer the team from focus.
“I love it. As a coach, there’s no better practice than real games,” boys coach Ben Tillman said. “It’s really helped me get good looks at our players and that’s what you need going into the tournament.”
“Pelham is a veteran-coached team and we’ve got much respect for them,” Tillman said. But we like what we have too. There’s no intimidation factor."