The Future's So Bright
Following the COVID-shortened season of 2020, 2021 saw the Chargers return to the field for a full season for the first time since the spring of 2019. The Chargers fought their way to the second round of the state playoffs before losing to DeSoto Central, ending their season.
In the regular season, the Chargers tied with Southaven for second place in the division behind Hernando, but lost a tiebreaker to Southaven for the #2 seed in the playoffs. The two teams had split their two games during the regular season. Entering the playoffs as the #3 seed, the Chargers faced Starkville in the first round of the playoffs, and swept past the Yellow Jackets in two games to move to the second round matchup against Desoto Central.
With 2021 now "in the books", the young Chargers look ahead to 2022 and a very bright future. The lineup this year was dotted with multiple 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th graders, all of whom gained valuable playing time and experience this season. They will be even stronger next year.
Sadly, the end of any year always means goodbyes...goodbyes to those who have been faithful and dedicated to the program, but are now moving on. Three seniors leave us this year...... outfielders Ashanti Jenkins and Emari Woodall, and manager Tonisha Gale. As we say "goodbye", we also say a great big "THANK YOU" for your contributions to the softball program at OHS. We miss you already. Don't be a stranger. Please come back to see us. Remember....... "CHARGER FOR LIFE"!