Editor’s word: That is the second of 18 installments supposed to assist readers, athletes, coaches and fogeys change 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 a daily 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 faculties’ most up-to-date assembly being an enormous one — a BHS dwelling volleyball win within the 2019 NCHSAA 2A West Regional semifinals.
The league union would be the first between Brevard and any Burke crew since not 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 ultimate look after beating Patton — and 2018 (21-6, 9-1) and a runner-up lead to 2017 (10-14, 6-4).
“That they had a reasonably sturdy crew (in 2019),” stated PHS volleyball coach Cindy Powell. “Clearly, they beat us, but it surely did take 4 video games. I believe we competed nicely to take one. However I believe with this new convention, we’re going to should enter each recreation able to play and be aggressive.”