Volleyball headed to playoffs


Maya Taylor

Volleyball players and managers were recognized at Senior Night Oct. 8. From left are Jada Totten, manager; Zakhia Taylor, middle hitter; Lauryn Bulloch, right side hitter; Lydia Walker, outside/right side hitter; and Lunden Crews, manager. Anna Jernigan, libero, had the flu and missed the event.

Laine Crabb, Staff Writer

A sweep against Lafayette Oct. 3 is sending the volleyball team to the playoffs this week. The home game will be Oct. 17.

“We finished first in the district, so we will be playing our first round playoff game at home against Saltillo,”  coach Robbie Veazey said. “If we keep playing how we’ve been playing I look forward to a long run.”

According to MaxPreps, the team, now 13-16 overall, is 4-1 in district play.

“Being first in district is amazing,” middle hitter Zakhia Taylor said after the Mustangs defeated Lafayette 3-0 on the road. “We’ve worked so hard for this.”

Taylor was named the County MVP of the DeSoto County Volleyball Tournament, hosted by the Mustangs Oct. 5.

“The award is voted on by all the county coaches, so that’s a pretty good honor,” Veazey said, calling the senior a skilled player who works hard at the sport.

Also at the tournament, outside hitter Chloe Steen was named to the First Team All County. Anna Jernigan, libero, and middle hitter Tyreahnna Tillman were named to the Honorable Mention Team.

Seniors on the team – minus Jernigan who was out with the flu – were also recognized Oct. 8.

“Being a senior and having a senior night is emotional because you’re looking back on four years that you’ve been with the team,” right side hitter Lauryn Bulloch said.