Just one year removed from a deep playoff run, the Lake Highlands volleyball team continues to interest the school’s students.
The Wildcats lost ten seniors from last year’s team that was one win away from the state championship match, yet they continue to gain new fans with every win. This year, it is hard to walk down the halls of Lake Highlands without overhearing somebody talking about the team.
"I went to every single playoff game last year, following them from Bryan to Huntsville to San Marcos," said senior Espree member Luke Trowbridge.
"It is fun being able to support the volleyball team and cheer for them," said senior cheerleader Madison Barnes.
Senior tennis player and Wrangler Wil Matthews added that, "the volleyball games are awesome to go to and are full of energy."
Although spirits are high for this Friday’s playoff game, (6 p.m. at Waco Robinson High School vs. Copperas Cove) a scheduling conflict causes the volleyball team to compete with the football team for fan support.
Copperas Cove’s football team plays Thursday night, so the Lady Bulldawgs should have a full contingent of fans.
"On Friday, I will go to the football game against Molina," senior baseball player R.J. Burns said. "It will be my last home game as a Lake Highlands student. Plus it’s a lot closer than the volleyball game."
LH will face a difficult opponent in Copperas Cove, which finished in second place in District 12-5A. The Wildcats hope to give their newfound fans something more to cheer about.