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Lady Jackets make history

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, October 30, 2013

With a heart-pounding win over Peaster Friday night, the Boyd Lady Jackets clinched a bid to the the postseason for the first time in school history.

Boyd came into the season with only one district win since the program started. They have four this season and they’re on their way to the state playoffs beginning Tuesday.

“We have just worked so hard and won more than anyone expected,” coach Dusty Crafton said. “My kids just don’t have quit in them.”

Boyd (23-16, 4-5) won the match in five, 21-25, 25-21, 14-25, 25-21, 19-17.

Down 14-11 in the fifth set, the Boyd girls fought back to get the deciding game.

Crafton, in her first year as coach of the Lady Jackets, has led them to their first 20-win season.

“When we won I blinked and soaked it all in, not because I was surprised, but because we had accomplished our goal and beat the odds.”

Gabby Saldivar led with 12 kills and Britney Howard had 23 digs. Brooklyn Scarborough added two aces and Maddie Busch put down four blocks.

Baylie Harris handed out 31 assists.

Boyd was scheduled to end the regular season Tuesday at Brock, and will begin the playoffs Tuesday at a time and place to be determined.

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