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Chapman volleyball undefeated in region play

By Justin Driggers
Consulting Editor

Inman – It’s been a very solid season for the Chapman High School volleyball squad thus far.
The Lady Panthers are 10-3 overall, but more importantly, 6-0 in the region with two games remaining.
“We have Southside next and Chesnee the last game,” CHS head coach Jennifer Bogan said. “It would be fantastic to finish first in the region and have everything set up in the playoffs to be at home.”
There is still more work to be done, however. 
Chapman came into the season with just two seniors on the roster, but a host of juniors. Most have been playing together for quite a while, Bogan said, and that’s been evident so far on the court.
“We work really well together as a team,” she said. “They’re talking to each other out there and really pulling for one another. It’s been a fun year so far.”
The Lady Panthers have a strong front row, Bogan said, anchored by returning region player of the year Lexi Irby. The junior has been with the varsity team since seventh grade and is counted on at both the front of the net and the back row. 
“She sets on the back row and is an outside hitter on the front, and we go to her a lot,” Bogan said. 
Chloe Lee is another strong outside hitter for the Lady Panthers with Morgan Simpson serving in the middle. Jenna Calloway serves as libero along with defensive standouts Reagan Metcalf and Tinsley Blackwell.
Kylee Brown is another outside hitter with Kailey Josey serving as a setter. The rest of the squad includes Ashlyn Cook, Brooke Scruggs, Courtney Vernon and Mackenzie Greene.

Football

The defending Class AAA upper state champs have picked up right where they left off a year ago.
Chapman, the No. 2 team in the latest HSSR rankings, is 7-0 overall and 1-0 in region play. The Panthers have outscored opponents 332-184 this year, with the latest victory a come-from-behind 34-28 win over Broome on Sept. 28.
CHS quarterback Mikele Colasurdo, who has thrown for more than 1,400 yards this season, had two TD passes and another rushing score.
Running back Dante Smith had 31 carries for 224 yards – putting him at over 1,000 for the year. He also added two scores. Jalan Pearson had a TD reception.

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