By: Riley Haltom
The Chester County community has always been extremely supportive of the High School sports teams. Last week, their dedication to Chester County athletics was rewarded with two teams hitting two big goals. Chester County Volleyball is known to be one of the best teams in the district, if not the best.
This success can be attributed to the coach who has stuck with the program for years and made Chester County Volleyball into the powerhouse that it is. Coach Susan Humphrey hit her 300th career win as the Chester County Volleyball Coach. Coach Humphrey had this to say about her win.
“I felt good about getting my 300th win, mainly because that means that I’ve averaged over 20 wins every season I’ve been here. It’s all really just a testament to the hard work of the players and teams that I’ve had over the years. Their willingness to listen and buy into my coaching philosophy is what has made this program a successful one.”
On the other hand, the Chester County football program has struggled recently. After coming off an 0-10 season, the Eagles hoped to improve their record in 2020. After four games, things were not looking good. Coming in at 0-4, the Eagles took on the Liberty Crusaders, and the Crusaders were coming off a loss. Finally, the Eagles had the dominant performance they have been looking for. The 22-6 victory over Liberty showed a different Eagles team than in the last 14 games. Head Coach Steve Robinson said this of the Eagles’ triumph over Liberty.
“It’s been a rough start to the season for sure. We struggled early getting consistency on both sides of the ball and the last couple of games we’ve dealt with a few injury issues to key players. Friday night it all seemed to come together for us. Our kids started strong and finished strong. I was proud of how we were able to run the ball and dominate the time of possession offensively. Defensively, it was definitely our best game of the year thus far. I was just so happy our kids got to feel what it’s like to walk off the field after a game victorious. I know they were proud of themselves and the way they played, and I would expect that they’re even more hungry now for that next win.”
Senior lineman Riley Bland said this of getting his first win of senior year and the first win since his Sophomore year.
“It’s a great feeling to have and hopefully this win will give us momentum in the next couple of games.”
These two teams hope to continue their recent success. The volleyball team has games at Bolivar on Tuesday and versus McNairy on Thursday. The games, if won, will confirm Chester County volleyball as first in the district.
The football team takes on Adamsville away to hopefully continue the win streak and improve to 2-4.