Middle School Volleyball: LaFayette evens up league record Trojans
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers got back to the .500 mark (6-6) after wins over Rossville and Chattanooga Valley last week.
In the varsity match against the Lady Bulldogs, LaFayette prevailed by scores of 25-10 and 25-13 at home on Tuesday afternoon.
Shelby Madden served up 10 aces, while Bella Brown collected seven, plus a kill. Brittany Aguero had four aces and three kills. Alex Wysong recorded three kills, a block and two aces. Shelley Warren had an assists and assisted on three points, while Kylie Grant finished with two aces.
The JV match saw the Lady Ramblers post a 25-19, 25-10 win behind Emily Cordell’s seven aces and Michaela Baker’s two kills and three aces.
Kenedy Ludy collected four aces and two assists. Sierra Cunningham had a kill, while Erin Ball and Emmalee Phillips each recorded an ace.
Two days later, the Lady Ramblers varsity squad bested the Lady Eagles, 25-16 and 25-16, while the LaFayette JV team won 25-12 and 25-10.
Wysong had six kills and two aces for LaFayette. Cordell and Grant had six and five aces, respectively, while Brown recorded four kills and an ace.
Madden had three aces, two assists and a kill. Ludy collected two aces and an assist. Cunningham added six aces and a pair of blocks, while Erin Ball served up seven aces, a block and a kill.
Individual statistics for Chattanooga Valley (3-9) were not provided as of press time. including a 23-yarder with 1:56 left in the first half. Thompson was 5-of-8 passing for 142 yards, while Derryberry caught three passes for 116 yards.
“He’s a beast,” Ellis said of Jarvis. “He really is and he wants the ball too. But we had some other kids shine tonight. (Austin) played a heck of a game and our line of scrimmage is getting better. We’re still having to endure some youth, but they are getting better.”
Neff finished 20of-31 in the air for 246 yards after completing 13-of-15 passes in the opening half. He led a 16-play, 64-yard drive in the first half that chewed up over 7:30 off the clock, capping it with a six-yard TD pass to Koneman. He also engineered a quick 75yard march in the final 1:02 of the first half, connecting with Zach Gentry on a 38-yard, fourth-down TD pass on a wheel route.
Koneman had 10 grabs for 108 yards, while Gentry had 89 yards on five catches. The do-it-all junior also ran 10 times for 50 yards, mostly out of the wildcat formation at quarterback.
Gordon Lee will travel to Bowdon this Friday, while Christian Heritage (0-4, 0-1) will be back home to take on Trion.