The Massac Junior High School Lady Trojans volleyball team was getting a police — and fire truck — escort through town in celebration of their state Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association (SIJHSAA) championship.
The young ladies and their fan contingent put in a double shift Saturday of playing and cheering, but by all accounts it was well worth it.
Massac was scheduled for the third match of the morning beginning at noon, but length of play of the matches soon pushed the schedule off target and when Massac took the court against defending state champion Troy, also known as Triad, things just got further behind.
Massac’s girls got trounced in the first set and dug themselves an 8-18 hole in the second set.
At that point, Massac coach Zach Miller went and got the shovel and said, “Dig, girls!”
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