FEATURE: Forsan’s Taylor leaving on a high note as her team pursues regional title in her final season

FORSAN — For months, Forsan softball coach Shanna Taylor wrestled with the idea of stepping down from a labor of love. 

An 18-year journey that included more than 300 career victories and two state championships (2009 and 2010) had reached a crossroads: Should she continue on, or call it a career and enjoy some quality time with her family? 

Eventually, she chose the latter — a decision she was comfortable with, but not without a degree of sadness as her Lady Buffaloes began what she knew would be her final season on the diamond.  A season, as fate would have it, that has been extended to this week’s Region I-2A championship series where her Lady Buffaloes (28-8) will face off with area power Stamford (25-6-1) with the winner advancing to the state tournament. 

Game 1 is slated for 5 p.m. Thursday at Abilene Christian University.  Game 2 will begin at noon on Saturday at ACU, with Game 3 (if needed) following 30 minutes after Game 2.

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