In his second season at the helm, Coach Andy Murr led the Lady Falcons to the NCCSA 2A state championship game, something that had not been done at FCS for many years. After a valiant effort that took the game into overtime, the Lady Falcons came up short on points, but were proud of the 2nd place victory. When asked about the season and the tournament, Coach Murr stated that he was so grateful to have coached such a gifted group of young ladies. He was impressed by the girls’ use of the talents God gave them as well as their attitudes.
He believes that the overall season was successful because the team played consistenly throughout while showing improvement in many areas as the season progressed.
Coach Murr referred to the playoffs as exciting:
The team was focused and performed well. They beat a strong Alamance team in the semi-final game. Two weeks earlier, Alamance had beaten us by 20 points, but the girls came out determined to win this time.
The championship game was also a tremendous effort. We faced adversity through injuries, foul trouble and our experienced opponent who were back to back state champions. Wilson got off to a solid start, and it looked like we may get defeated badly. However, we fought back and forced overtime in an exciting contest.
I believe the overall team morale was positive. The student-athletes were determined to play hard and with the right testimony which is all that a coach can ask of his team.
I believe this year was special because I witnessed the girls develop confidence in themselves and each other while bonding as teammates and sisters in Christ. I saw maturity on and off the court in their actions. It is truly a blessing to be a part of their lives and to have them be such an inspirational part of mine.
Congratulations to Coach Murr and the Lady Falcons on a tremendous season!