Middle School Vol­ley­ball: LaFayette evens up league record Tro­jans

The Catoosa County News - - RIDGE­LAND HOP­ING TO IM­PROVE RE­GION STAND­ING - By Scott Herpst

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.

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