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The three fresh­men are Ava Allred, Evie Drew Fra­zier and Lind­sey Lee. In ad­di­tion to that trio, the Lady Bull­dogs have sopho­mores Des­tiny Grif­fin, Mon­ica Ro­driquez, Jessica Neal and Rachel Helmes. The ju­niors are Emily Prewett, Karla Guz­man, Evie Black­mon, and Sa­van­nah Chris­tian­son. Cedar­town has no se­niors on the var­sity squad.

“They have re­sponded well to the coach­ing from my­self and coach KeKe Swain,” Prewett said.

Not only have the stu­dent-ath­letes per­formed well on the court, but Prewett was quick to point out how well they do in the class­room.

“They are all good stu­dents, they are all solid aca­dem­i­cally,” Prewett stated.

Prewett said the match of the year so far was when Cedar­town de­feated Rock­mart on Aug. 8, win­ning three out of five games.

Cedar­town opened with a 25- 17 win, and then picked up a 25-14 vic­tory. After the Lady Jack­ets won 25-18 and 25-22 the Lady Bull­dogs ral­lied back and won 15-10 to leave vic­to­ri­ous.

“That was a great team win, and I was very proud of our team,” Prewett said.

The Lady Bull­dogs also have a ju­nior var­sity team this sea­son, and Prewett noted that on Aug. 12 those girls placed fourth out of 16 teams at the Early Bird Tour- na­ment at Rome High School. The ju­nior var­sity team went 5-1 that day, in­clud­ing a hard-fought win over Rock­mart.

Play­ing on the ju­nior var­sity team are Pres­ley Reynolds, Mary Avis Casey, Vanessa Ro­driquez, Al­ize Cabr­era, Gis­selle Guz­man, Brisa Guz­man, Zyk­e­ria Wash­ing­ton, Lilly Moore and se­nior I vey Bar­nett. Coach Swain, who played col­le­giately at Snead State and Tal­ladega Col­lege, is the ju­nior var­sity coach.

“Our team man­ager is Jaden Din­gler, she is do­ing an awe­some job keep­ing stats and help­ing us stay or­ga­nized,” Prewett stated.

Prewett, who is quick to speak of how many great things pre­vi­ous head coach Ed­die Gam­brell ac­com­plished, is ex­cited that so many girls are show­ing in­ter­est in the sport of vol­ley­ball.

“We had 42 girls try out for the vol­ley­ball team this year,” Prewett said. “We also had over 40 girls try out for the mid­dle school team. We will con­tinue to push them hard and we look for­ward to the fu­ture. Both Coach Swain and I are de­ter­mined to con­tinue to grow this program. We want our com­mu­nity to be proud of this team and come out and show support.”

Cedar­town, which will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in Area 5-AAAA play this month, has only one home match re­main­ing this sea­son. That will be held on Thurs­day, Sept. 28 against Tem­ple and Ar­muchee at 5 p.m.

Photo con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

The Cedar­town Lady Bull­dogs are seek­ing wins to get ahead this sea­son.

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