Lady Jackets celebrate senior night
Rockmart se n i o r s reached a milestone in the final days of their regular season last week as the Lady Yellow Jackets volleyball team honored players planning to graduate this coming spring were celebrated.
It was a big pair of games for Makenzie Kent and Alexis Clanton, as they played Model and Pepperell last Tuesday, Sept. 19, in region action at home for their senior night.
The outcome for the Lady Jackets (4-23-2, 1-5 in Region 7-AA) did not come out to what was expected; the first match against Model went into an overtime third match, but the Lady Blue Devils won with a 2-1 score.
Rockmart also fought hard against Pepperell in the pair of sets but the Lady Dragons also came out on top in the region play.
In the pair of matches against region teams, Kent picked up a combined 14 kills and 60 digs against Model and Pepperell, while Clanton picked up 10 aces and 30 digs.
Kinsley Woolfork had 25 digs throughout the tournament.
Rockmart head coach April Forsyth could not have been happier to have coached Kent and Clanton for the past four years.
She said in their time together, the bond she has grew with her players and it is quite obvious when you see them on the court that she has loved every minute of it.
“I am very proud to have coached them for the past four years and I wish these two ladies luck in their future endeavors in life,” Forsyth said.
Rockmart’s final regular season matches were coming up on Tuesday after press time against Coosa and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.
Rockmart’s volleyball team falls to Model and Pepperell.