Quarterback Sam Peterson gets ready to pass the ball.
Quarterback Sam Peterson gets ready to pass the ball.
Kylie Hester

Sports Recap Sept. 10

Varsity volleyball traveled to Cumberland Sept. 10 for their first district matchup. Varsity won in three sets 25-9, 25-11, and 25-13. Alondra Romero led the defense with 9 digs followed by 3 aces, and 2 kills. Brenley Philen was strong with 11 kills, 5 blocks, 3 digs, and an assist. Maddox Lay added 3 kills, 2 blocks, and a dig. Ellie Watkins had 3 kills and had 3 digs as well. Keatyn Bills and Reagan Cates added 2 kills each. Setter Tatum Woodard led the assists with 12 and had 2 aces and a dig, and Anna Ivy followed with 7 assists, 3 aces, 2 digs and a kill. 

“My varsity girls did a great job for our win against Cumberland,” head coach Jessica Camp said. “Everyone on the team contributed to the game and had fun doing it. I love watching the team work together and play well.”

Freshmen A Team gained a win against Cumberland after two sets 25-16 and 25-8. Addison Frazier started with 5 kills, 1 ace, and 1 assist, and Maddy Fowble followed with 5 kills on the night. Trinadee Jackson and Izzy Koonce each had 5 assists; Koonce had a kill and an ace as well. Gabby Saboia put down 4 kills and 2 blocks, and Jenna Clements had 4 kills. Freshmen A Team will compete Saturday in the Spring Hill Tournament.

“We were able to have fun and make the game fun,” junior Keatyn Bills said. “The energy was there, and as a team, we enjoyed being able to make the team.”

Varsity football lost to Van 35-31 on Sept. 10.

Quarterback Sam Peterson completed a total of 229 yards leading to a touchdown with an average of 12.8 yards per pass in passing and 1.2 average in rushing. Wide receiver Judson Long completed a total of 14 yards in rushing and receiving leading to three touchdowns with an average of 9 yards per pass in receiving and a 1.3 average in rushing.

“We came in with the right mentality and got out to a hot start,” Peterson said. “But the game seemed to slip out of our hands right when we thought we had them down.”

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