Two wins away


If the Bulldogs win on Tuesday, the state championship will be held in Decatur’s stadium. Photo courtesy of Anna Downing.

The Decatur High boys lacrosse team will take on Westminster in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

The team is only two wins away from a state championship.

The Bulldogs beat Kell 20-4 in the first round and then topped Blessed Trinity 13-6 to head on to the semi-finals.

The bulldogs claim that they are more mature this year and know what it takes to win. “We’ve beaten both of these teams earlier this year and know we can do it,” senior captain and all american goalie Ben Rigger said.

Earlier this year, the bulldogs topped Westminster 10-7, and that was without standout attackman Deangelo Watkins and senior defenseman Will Raines.

So far in the playoffs, junior attackman Deangelo Watkins has led the offense with 10 goals in two games. Sophomore Lang Rogers has had some success with faceoffs so far, but Westminster should give Lang a run for his money.

The strength of the lacrosse team has greatly increased under Coach Don Rigger. Rigger was inducted into the Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame earlier this year, and has been a huge factor to Decatur’s success on the field. even mentions Rigger as one of the best coaches in the state.

Decatur is the only public school left in the playoffs along with Westminster, Northview and Lovett. Help bring a state championship to Decatur by coming out at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 14th as the laxdawgs take on the wildcats of Westminster.