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Rough week
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Jeffery Simmons photo Jordan Ruiz takes a free kick during Thursday's 2-1 loss to Ooltewah. The Pioneers begin district tournament play Tuesday at Rhea County.

It wasn't the ideal way coach Matt Jackson wanted his Pioneers to enter postseason.

The Warren County High School soccer team dropped its final two games of the regular season,  falling 2-1 at home Thursday to Ooltewah after dropping an OT decision in Soddy Daisy Tuesday.

Warren County lost on penalty kicks 4-3 to the Trojans, the second of three games during a busy week. Coach Jackson felt like fatigue played a part in Thursday's loss at home.

"I think we looked tired in the second half against Ooltewah," said Jackson. "We rotated quite a bit against Soddy Daisy. We've been trying to get ready for the tournament."

Neither loss impacted the Pioneers' seeding in the tournament. Before play started against Soddy Daisy, Warren County already knew it would be traveling to Rhea County for its opening game.

After splitting with the Eagles this season, Jackson is optimistic his team is ready to turn the page and start postseason play.

"They have the turf field there and it plays fast. Fortunately, we will have four days rest to get ready," said Jackson.

Tuesday's tournament game is set to start at 6 p.m.