The Horizon High School girls volleyball team has had an incredible second season; it has only lost one match this year.
“This team has a good balance, and for volleyball, that’s important,” head volleyball coach Earnest Rittenhouse said. “We are a new school only in our second year, so there’s not tons and tons of players.
The Stingray girls varsity volleyball team is in the midst of a 14-4 season with only three games left to play in the season (four, if they make-up the Spoto match lost to the storm). The story of the senior laden Sumner girl’s varsity starts out with a loss to Wharton. The wildcats have become a thorn in the side to Sumner high school, beating the girls to start the season and the boys football program just two Fridays ago.
Only one of five South Shore high school football teams survived the unusual Monday night football. That honor goes to the 5-0 East Bay Indians. Following the 53-6 shellacking put on Spoto, East Bay remains the only undefeated squad in the South Shore.
Sumner looked to rebound from a tough loss at Wharton against the Durant Cougars on a rare Monday night game, the oddity forced as hurricane Ian eliminated Friday’s scheduled games. The Stingrays were looking to defeat Durant for the first time in three attempts but they’d have to do it without the services of star QB Greg Smith who sat out with an ankle injury.
Flagler Palm Coast kicker Chase Magee did not start the game, but he finished it. Magee kicked a 23-yard field goal as time ran out to give the Bulldogs a 20-17 victory at Ponte Vedra on Monday, Oct. 3.
For one half of football, the Braden River High and Booker High football teams were equals in a slugfest, each giving as good as they got.
With explosive plays galore, the teams went into halftime tied at 21. It appeared that the fireworks would continue in the second half when Booker scored on its first play of the third quarter — an 82-yard pass from senior quarterback Will Carter Jr.
Cypress Creek football is 4-0 and that is raising some eyebrows around the region — everywhere except from within the program.
“The expectations were sky-high,” Coyotes coach Mike Johnson said of the team’s confidence heading into the 2022 season. “I know there wasn’t a lot of publicity early because we were losing a lot in the past.
Cole Hash scored on a 7-yard run early in the third quarter, and that would be all the scoring Matanzas would need in a 7-0 road victory against Atlantic on Sept. 23.
“It was a grind,” said Matanzas coach Matt Forrest.
The Flagler Palm Coast volleyball team hosted Calvary Christian Academy on Tuesday, September 20th. The FPC Bulldogs took the game in three straight sets, 25-14, 25-14, and 25-16, giving the CCA Lions no chance to make a comeback.
Flagler Palm Coast was led offensively by freshman Marina Carlisi (#27) with 5 kills and 9 aces.