Chesapeake, VA (WAVY) - There's nothing better than for a coach to tell his team, "We accomplished our goal" after the last game of the season. That's exactly what Kirk Clayton told his Great Bridge High School softball team on Tuesday evening.
"There's no one else to play," he added to his girls huddled around him. The Wildcats established themselves as the top team in the state of Virginia after winning 25 games, and the 2013 3A state championship over the weekend. "Its pretty awesome and pretty fun," said Clayton.
"But I've got to tell you, you have talented kids and something to work with and we have be very fortunate over the years you have to have something to work with." Great Bridge now owns five state titles, and three under Clayton as head coach.
"It just meant so much," said senior captain Olivia Smith, "it just shows that all the hard work that I put in over the last four years has payed off."
The Wildcats, who finished with only three losses on the year, wrap up every season with a traditional throw-around after the last game of the year. This season's throw-around is the sweetest since 2009, when Great Bridge won its last state crown.
"This was our goal finishing up the season and we finished it," said Clayton.
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