Playing David in the David vs. Goliath saga will likely always be a thing for Brown County schools and sports teams.
But what happens when David becomes Goliath?
The answer comes fast and furiously with the Georgetown High School boys’ tennis team. No matter who the G-Men play these days, they always seem to be big – giant, really.
The most recent example came on April 27, when the G-Men defeated a strong Felicity-Franklin team, 4-1, in the high courts of Georgetown. Felicity-Franklin was second to Georgetown in the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference National Division standings and was looking to knock the G-Men out of the undefeated ranks.
But as it has done all season, Georgetown rose to the occasion.
“I’m so proud of the boys and the effort and hard work they put into this program. They have a perfect 15-0 overall record to show for it and finished 10-0 in the league,” Georgetown coach Geoff Hyde said. “Our non-conference wins were also impressive, beating Wilmington, New Richmond and Batavia – in the big school division – for the first time in program history.”
These victories were also one-sided in favor of the G-Man. In fact, none of the games Georgetown has played this season have even been close. The G-Men have won all of their games by at least a 4-1 margin, including a dozen by 5-0.
No. 1 singles player Jayson Marks and the No. 1 doubles team of Jaxon Galley and Jaxon Marks are both 10-0 this season. Morgan Campbell is 8-0 in singles No. 3, Tyson Ellis and Aiden Johnson are 7-0 in doubles No. 2, and Alex Underwood is 7-1 in singles No. 2.
Still, there’s still work to be done for the G-Men.
“We still have two tough games with Madeira and New Richmond, which we deliberately scheduled just before our league tournament and section tournament to prepare,” Hyde said.
Yes, Hyde has high hopes for the G-Men, and expectations grow with each impressive victory. But the team is well placed today – and beyond.
“We will lose two key seniors, captain Jaxson Galley and No. 2 singles player Alex Underwood this year, but we have some great young talent behind them so I can’t wait to see where this program can go,” said Hyde.