Rivarly continues in fight for district title

Outside hitter goes in for a kill

Kevin Davis, Sports Editor

Students will pack the gym at McKinney North High School this Friday at 6:30 p.m. anticipating yet another competitive match between the Leopards and the Prosper Eagles.

Both teams find themselves in the same situation as last year. As each team has a 13-1 district record, the district champion will be crowned based on the results of Friday night’s match-up.

“I feel like a lot of us are getting really excited going into playoffs, so we are taking this more as a game that in or lose we need to start getting ready for playoffs,” senior Jordan Fate said.

Looking back to last year, the Eagles won the tiebreaker 3-0 with scores of 25-22, 25-19, and 25-19. However, both teams met again in the regional finals with the Leopards getting the upper edge in four games (26-24, 25-16, 17-25, 25-19), and ultimately went on to win the state championship.

“The environment of the game tonight will be very competitive,” senior Sarah Langs said. “It will resemble a playoff game, because we have a very high chance of playing them later on in playoffs.”

Look for both teams to bring their A-game on friday and add to the numerous memorable games between the rivals.     

“The excitement in the gym this week has fun, and even though we played them a lot we just like playing our rival, because we know so many of the players on their team,” senior Jordan Fate said.