Juniors Harrison Sprigler, Luke Gilland, John Fonda, and Ben Purvis huddle with their team before the volleyball game against Scottsburg begins. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Harrison Sprigler keeps his eyes on the ball while getting ready to serve it across the net. “I like volleyball because it’s super fun and not stressful like other sports are,” said Sprigler. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Harrison Sprigler bumps the ball to a teammate in order to get it across the net. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Logan Gamero jumps up to block the ball from coming onto FC’s side of the court. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Cole Gibson concentrates on the volleyball as he holds it out front, ready to serve it over the net. “Volleyball involves more technique than raw strength or power,” said Gibson. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Ben Purvis sets the ball so sophomore Logan Gamero can spike it over the net. “I love being on the team because we get hype after every play,” said Purvis. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Ben Purvis eyes the ball and prepares to serve the ball to the opposite team. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Logan Gamero lets his arm fly as he spikes the ball over the net to the opposing team, Scottsburg. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Kaleb Quenichet, senior Kaden Breger, and sophomore Logan Gamero chat on the sidelines as their team beats Scottsburg. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Ben Purvis sets the ball to a teammate in order to get a point for their team. “I definitely hope that one day it becomes an official sport by the IHSAA because we’re putting in the same amount of work and getting coached just as hard.” Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Jake Quenichet and junior Harrison Sprigler get in ready position to run to their places after their teammate serves the ball. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Harrison Sprigler gets ready to toss the ball up in order to serve it to his team. “I play outside hitter and middle back because I’m best at those positions,” said Sprigler. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Kaden Breger and junior Cole Gibson eye the ball and the opposing team as they get ready to move wherever needed to get the point. “I think that men’s volleyball should be an official FC sport because we would be able to get better equipment, travel to play teams farther away, and it would help with getting new players to join the program,” said Gibson. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Kaden Breger aims for the ball as he gets ready to serve it to the opposing team, Scottsburg. Photo by Grace Allen.
As the game comes to a close, junior Ben Purvis listens intently to the coaches about the team’s progress and how they played. Photo by Grace Allen.
Freshman Jake Heidbreder goes up for one of the first shots of the game. Although New Albany’s JV team got the first two points of the night, the Highlanders did not let that affect them. Photo by Tori Roberts.
Junior Harrison Eades hops for a three-pointer when warming up before the JV game against New Albany. Even before the main event, more than 100 fans had shown up to support their teams. Photo by Tori Roberts.
Senior Evan Nichols faces defensive New Albany players in the third quarter. Photo by Tori Roberts.
Floyd Central cheerleaders jump up in celebration as Floyd gains another two points. Cheerleaders from both schools lined the outsides of the court, constantly keeping the fans cheering. Photo by Tori Roberts.
Sophomore Seth Burks goes for a layup in the warmups before the varsity game. Even before the game started, fans crowded the stands to cheer for their respective teams. Photo by Tori Roberts.
Senior Gabe Shireman takes on the defense in the last quarter. The tension between the teams and fans was high. Photo by Tori Roberts.
FC varsity team members stand and watch as their teammates play in the last two minutes of the game before overtime. The score was tied at 41 all, and went into overtime with 43 all. Photo by Tori Roberts.
Junior Cobie Barnes shoots while being defended by New Albany senior Romeo Langford. FC had yet to lose their lead in the first half of the game. Photo by Tori Roberts.
Junior Cobie Barnes is carried out by senior teammates Braxton Cerqueira and Collin Braswell during overtime. FC already had to play without injured senior Brendon Hobson, but still ended up winning 49-47. Photo by Tori Roberts.
The FC student section and Kilt Krew go wild as the players are announced for the starting lineup. The night’s theme was white out, and not a single student went without Floyd Central’s ‘Unfinished Business’ t-shirts. Photo by Tori Roberts.