Jones County Greyhounds having historic soccer season | Schools
Several central Georgia soccer teams got the week off for spring break. Now it's back to the pitch for the Jones County Greyhounds, who are in the midst of their best season in school history. Before this season, Jones County never had a winning record, or more than two wins in region play. This year's bunch is changing things. The hounds have a 10-1-1 overall record, and a 3-1 region record. The success has Jones County high school in a fever pitch as the Hounds near the playoffs - something that senior Adam Sole could get used to. "When I started off, no one would ever come to the games," Sole, said at practice on Monday. "Now you have at least 50 people at every game. It's just exciting to see it grow like that." Sole recently scored his 100th career goal, and leads the Hounds with 27 this season. Head coach Duane Kitchens acknowledges the leadership from his captain, and six other seniors, as the foundation for Jones County's spike in attendance. "We've got a large student population coming out for the games [and] getting involved," Kitchens said. "They're learning about soccer. They talk to me in class about it now. When I first started here three years ago, there wasn't a whole lot said to me about soccer." The Pound is down to its final two region games of the year: at Warner Robins on Tuesday, and hosting Houston County on Thursday. Those are two crucial games for Jones County, which is currently second place in region 2-AAAAA, and chasing the first place Houston County Bears.