Massac’s young program finished the season at 8-7 in regular matches and put up a nice fourth place in a tournament at Carterville Jan. 11 and ended the year with a solid performance at Herrin. Homestanding Herrin, Salem, Carbondale and Marion were the four teams to advance to the Mascoutah sectional, which will be Saturday.
Salem Wildcat Cody Donoho blistered the lanes with a sizzling 1384 to take individual honors.
Patriot Andrew Penrod totaled 1094 pins for the six game set and placed seventh in the individual group of bowlers whose teams did not advance. That group sends the top 10 bowlers from non-advancing teams to the sectionals.
Patriot Chris Flach, rolling a freshly drilled ball, struggled a little with the oil pattern and came in at 1041, a little under his season average. Peyton Hall shot 1020. Colton Lunsford rolled a 989. Ashton McDuffee shot a little better than his average with a 970.
Massac coach Jason Steele had high praise for the team. “This group worked hard and competed hard. They deserved a winning season and I’m really tickled for Andrew,” he said. “A big thanks to ‘Bear’ (assistant coach Gary Adkins) and Kevin Westerfield and to Cardinal Lanes. They all had a part in this season.”
Massac’s Lady Patriots bowling team is still in regular season play and will enter post season play on Feb. 8, also at Herrin.