Editor’s be aware: That is the second of 18 installments meant to assist readers, athletes, coaches and fogeys develop into better-acquainted with Burke County’s new prep convention opponents as every of Burke’s 4 excessive faculties be a part of separate leagues this fall.
BREVARD — After years as an occasional playoff and nonconference opponent, Brevard Excessive will lastly get an everyday style of Burke County prep sports activities beginning this fall.
As Patton joins the Mountain Foothills 7 2A Convention, the Blue Devils will achieve this alongside them with the colleges’ most up-to-date assembly being an enormous one — a BHS residence volleyball win within the 2019 NCHSAA 2A West Regional semifinals.
The league union would be the first between Brevard and any Burke crew since no less than 1969, throughout which era the Blue Devils have spent the overwhelming majority of their seasons within the Western Convention, at each the 2A and 3A classifications.
Although the Woman Blue Devils slipped to a midpack volleyball end this season, their different three campaigns within the outgoing four-year alignment produced back-to-back Mountain Six 2A Convention championships in 2019 (26-6, 10-0) — together with that 2A West Regional closing look after beating Patton — and 2018 (21-6, 9-1) and a runner-up end in 2017 (10-14, 6-4).
“They’d a reasonably sturdy crew (in 2019),” mentioned PHS volleyball coach Cindy Powell. “Clearly, they beat us, but it surely did take 4 video games. I feel we competed effectively to take one. However I feel with this new convention, we’re going to should enter each sport able to play and be aggressive.”