Genoa, AR– Just before the first Genoa Central home football game, the Lady Dragons Track Team of 2016-2017 took to the sideline. Coach John Murphy walked out of retirement to address the crowd of Dragon fans present. In his presentation, he noted that the Lady Dragons have now been state champions three times in a row. This season, the coach’s last season with them, they were not only state champions, but they stood with a record of 9-0.
As Coach Murphy spoke, he noted the hardships and the triumphs of many of the young lady’s present. He also noted that unlike a football or basketball game, when these ladies walked onto the track, they were up against several other teams. Each young lady was recognized publicly and congratulated by the coach as they received their championship rings.
Later just before the game the stands were dotted with Lady Dragons wearing T-shirts printed with “Undefeated, Legendary, and 9-0”. They proudly showed their rings to family and friends as their coach visited with several of the spectators. It was apparent that friends, family, and school members are very proud of the accomplishments of this team.
The Lady Dragons are the 2016-2017 State 3A Champions and the District 7 3A Champions. One school employee noted they already have a trophy case full and now they are adding another championship to long string of excellence.
The Four States News would like to extend our congratulations Lady Dragons and Coach John Murphy on an outstanding and excellent championship record.