The Tennessee Trotters third grade girls, from left, are Kenady Deal, Lala Mitchell, Emery Haws, Tenlee Bruce, Ashlyn Finch, Shelby Queener, Sasha Foster and Molli Stuffle. The team is led by coach Jacob Deal. – SUBMITTED

The Tennessee Trotters third grade girls won the 2020 AAU D1-National Tournament, held Sept. 4-6 in Franklin, Tenn. Girls from Rogersville, Johnson City, Dandridge, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Bean Station, Sevierville and Sharps Chapel represent the Trotters. The team finished 16-0 in a season shortened to just three tournaments due to COVID-19, outscoring opponents 241-43 and holding opponents to nine total second-half points. The Trotters went 4-0 at the national tournament in Franklin with wins over Kentucky Premier, TN Team Pride, Oklahoma Lady Warriors and Kentucky Elite to take the top seed. The Trotters beat Oklahoma 49-5 in the semifinals and took down TN Team Pride 40-13 in the championship.

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