Playing a true underdog role, the Boyd Lady Jackets pulled off a big upset win against the Peaster Lady Hounds Tuesday.
After an 0-3 start to district play, Boyd (20-14, 1-3) picked up their first league win in two years – and only their second district win in the program’s six-year history. It also clinches their first 20-win season.
“They knew they deserved it,” Boyd coach Dusty Crafton said about the emotional win. “They have earned it through hours of hard work.
“I’ve never coached a group like this before. They are strong because they are totally sold out.”
The Lady Jackets swept the match 26-24, 25-19, 25-22. And Peaster was not considered an easy mark – they’re the only team in district so far to take at least one game from defending state champion, seventh-ranked Brock.
But a close, exciting win in game one carried over to the next two sets.
“I felt we had a great chance after the first game,” Crafton said. “We were playing controlled under pressure, which was huge.”
Brittney Howard led the Lady Jackets with 14 digs. Brooklyn Scarborough had 12 kills and an ace.
Maddie Busch put down 5 blocks and Baylie Harris had 29 assists.
Crafton feels the confidence from this win can carry over to the rest of the district schedule.
“I do. Once something confirms your belief anything can happen,” she said.
Boyd was scheduled to play Brock Friday and will host Millsap Tuesday.