Wednesday’s rains washed out the scheduled Region 5-AAA softball championship game between Clarksville and host Wilson Central.
The teams will try again at 6 p.m. today with the winner playing host to Franklin and the loser going to Dickson County in Friday’s sectional.
Friendship Christian was long accustomed to playing in region finals in Division I. Now in D-II, the Commander baseball and softball teams will board buses for West Tennessee.
The baseball team will stop in Jackson for a 3 p.m. double header at University School of Jackson in a rematch of the 2005 state final which USJ won but was later forced to vacate by TSSAA due to its use of an ineligible player. The state office left the championship vacant rather than advance FCS to the title and later passed a rule making that a policy.
But while TSSAA doesn’t recognize a Class A champion for that year, Friendship has claimed the title [state championship, not TSSAA crown] and recognizes it on signs around the campus. FCS has since won two TSSAA titles, including last year.
Meanwhile, the softball team will remain on I-40 for another hour or so before getting off to cut over to Millington, home of Tipton-Rosemark [and where the 2005 baseball final was played], and a 5 p.m. twin bill.
At both sites, if the teams split today, they will return tomorrow for a rubber match with the winning team advancing to next week’s Spring Fling in Murfreesboro.
In soccer, Mt. Juliet will travel to Rossview tonight for the Region 5-AAA final with the winner playing host to a sectional on Saturday while the loser goes on the road. The Golden Bears are the defending region champion.