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Jackson Jags quad rugby team Continues to Battle

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Giving up is not a term used by Jackson's quadriplegic rugby team.

This year, even more so than others, the team continues to show heart and determination.

The Methodist Rehabilitation Center's Jackson Jags held a three game exhibition match in Jackson today against three different able-bodied teams.

It's a four versus four sport and the Jags only have four players on the active roster.

You guessed it, no substitutions, no breaks-- just full out quad rugby for the four players.

"We don't have a bench so there are no substitutions whatsoever. I think that's one of the things that's really nice about this team is we are a team and we are all playing as a team and everybody has their responsibility and their part. When we say play ball, they are out there giving 100 percent," said coach Ginny Boydston.

"Well you know, when we show up, we already know we have to play the whole game. During the week we try to build up our conditioning as much as we can. We've registered and done 5k's in our chairs, just to get our conditioning up. It takes a couple of months once you get used to it and it's not too bad after that. We played three games today and I could probably do another one," said Canton resident Will Lamkin.

The Jags are preparing for a sectional quad rugby tournament in March.

It will be held in St. Louis.

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