Posted Date: 11/15/2021
Friday night was a busy night for the Tigers. Not only did the four basketball teams square off with local Scott County rival Waldron, two other Tiger teams presented the school with their latest trophy rewards.
During the halftimes of the last two Waldron contests, Mansfield’s volleyball team and cross country team offered their championship and runner-up state trophies respectively to school administration.
First to go was the Lady Tiger distance runners during the halftime of the senior girls basketball game. The cross country runners earned the class 2A state runner-up trophy in Hot Springs eight days earlier. They delivered their spoils to Mansfield Superintendent Joe Staton and Principal Donie Eveld.
During the halftime of the nightcap senior boys game, the volleyball state champions handed over their second consecutive state trophy to Staton and Eveld. The girls took the class 2A state title with a perfect 12-0 run through the tournament bracket. That series began in Quitman and ended in Hot Springs.
All players, managers, and coaches were introduced to the frenzied crowd fired up by the heated basketball rivalry.
The volleyball team will appear again later in the season when their state championship rings are delivered. If any corporation or individual would like to donate to the title team, they can contact the school for information.