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Florence Christian volleyball has stellar start

By Justin Driggers
Consulting Editor

Florence – Florence Christian School lost five seniors off of last year’s volleyball squad, but even so, second-year head coach Denise Carter knew she had some depth behind that.
“I knew it would be a good season if they all stuck together,” she said. 
So far, the Lady Eagles have done just that. Through Sept. 28 they were 11-1 overall and 4-0 in region play.
“These girls are playing great together right now,” Carter said. “They support each other on and off the court and their attitudes are great. They’re playing great as a team.”
Even Hurricane Florence didn’t phase them too much, despite having to practice elsewhere while the FCS gym was used by rescue workers.
“Giving a shout out to the Florence city gym for them letting us use that facility,” Carter said. “Also, The King’s Academy let us use their gym one day as well. So, we’re grateful to them for allowing us to practice.”
Defense has been especially strong for the Lady Eagles so far this season along with serving, Carter said. 
“Those two things have really carried us,” she said. “I knew we were going to have to work a lot more at the net because of lack of height, but we’re working and doing better than we were in the beginning.
“We’re on working on being quicker with our blocks and our hitting.”
The Lady Eagles have four seniors on the team in Morgan Warner, Haylee Hucks, Janalyn Berry and Madison Stewart. Warner is a strong outside hitter and likely ranks second on the team behind Kylie Stewart, Carter said. Hucks is a middle hitter while Madison Stewart serves as the libero. Berry and Emily Eason are hitters as well. 
Corley Keefe is a setter while Stephanie Dersch, Katelyn Munn and Lauren Taylor all serve as defensive specialists. 
Football
The Florence Christian football team is 3-1 overall and 1-0 in region play after a 40-6 victory against Oakbrook Prep on Sept. 28.
Marshall Brown ran for 117 yards and scored two touchdowns while Eli Brayboy added 107 yards and more scores.Zack Edwards and Ethan Kelly also had rushing TDs for the Eagles.

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