Taylorsville battles Madison St. Joe in 2A South State

Taylorsville battles Madison St. Joe in 2A South State

TAYLORSVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Taylorsville has grown quite familiar with the team it will face in this weekend’s class 2A South State series.

Madison St. Joe has knocked the Tartars out of the playoffs the last two seasons – capturing the 2018 state championship.

Taylorsville’s goal this year is simple – win the school’s first state title since 2014. However, the road to get there is difficult.

“The goal is to get to the state championship,” said Taylorsville senior Raven Arrington. “That’s the goal here at Taylorsville, always been the goal. And [coach Dusty Hillman] was just repeating on what he’s been telling us all year – that when we’re playing games, we’ve got to finish people.”

“They’ve come a long way,” Hillman said. “They’ve always started out slow, but at the end every year we’re always there and we’re in the hunt. This group is fighters and I feel good about having them on the field. They’ll be ready to go when it gets that time.”

Taylorsville hosts Madison St. Joe in game one of the South State series on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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