The R. W. Combs Mustangs and the Leatherwood Wildcats hooked up in the semifinals of the 8th grade county tournament. The Mustangs jumped out to the early lead, and never looked back as they rode into the finals.
The Mustangs held the Wildcats scoreless in the first period, taking the 15-0 lead. The Wildcats picked up the pace in the second period, but could not catch R. W. Combs going into the break (28-11).
R. W. Combs put the game on ice in the third period as they took the 49-20 lead. The Mustangs went on to win the game by the final count of 51-25.
R. W. Combs (51) R. Cornett 5, N. Back 19, J. Brown 9, C. Beverly 2, C. Pennington 4, Z. Miller 8 and C. Gibson 4.
Leatherwood (25) J. Williams 7, B. Shepherd 7, T. Whitaker 3, S. Huff 6 and A. Adams 2.
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