“This is the largest senior class in the softball program’s history at Southeastern. They are talented and hard working on and off the field. Many of them had to step up as seventh graders and play varsity. I am sure this group will go on to do great things and I cannot wait to see what the next chapter of life looks like.

“This team was a special group and did not receive the recognition they deserved because their season was cut short. Overall this is the most talented group to play softball at Southeastern. They were on their way to making a great run. When the season ended, we were 5-2 and 2-0 in the area. I firmly believe we would have hosted and won the area championship putting us in the Tuscaloosa regional. I know that is a bold statement, but I have never seen a group that worked so well together and this group had EVERYTHING it takes.

“While everyone’s 2020 softball season was cut short, we fully realize that this cuts much deeper for you seniors. Believe us when we tell you that we have mourned the loss of this time with you guys. You have poured so much into our program – so much of your time, so much of your effort, and so much of yourselves. The sacrifices you each have made have not gone unnoticed by us as coaches. We are deeply saddened for the loss of experiences on the field with your teammates, senior night, and what we are sure was to be at least one more tournament championship if not multiple.

“This 2020 season was destined for big things. Again, the severity of this pandemic is not lost on us, but the loss of a great softball season was a major blow in all of our lives. Seniors, we are forever grateful to you for the fun, the laughs, and the experiences we have gained from knowing you. You’ve made us better coaches through the years, and more than that, better people.”

– Bryon Chapman