- Special Sections
- Public Notices
By Haleigh Jacobs
The Williamstown Lady Demons and Grant County Lady Braves volleyball teams are preparing to face-off in their upcoming match Aug. 30 at Grant County High School.
To both teams, playing their cross-town rival is more than just a game. Fan turnout is multiplied, players prepare for weeks, and the pressure runs high to secure the winner’s title.
For Williamstown senior Morgan Potter, a game against Grant County is one of the most notorious on the season’s schedule.
“It’s always different when we play Grant County because we know a lot of the people we’re playing with, and that in itself is a reason to want to win,” she said. “There’s also a lot of pressure to beat them because so many people come out to support us that we don’t want to disappoint the fans.
Grant County Lady Braves senior Taylor Cummins also speaks to the importance of this game.
“There is a lot of pressure to beat Williamstown for sure. We have to work hard. It is not going to be easy,” she said.
With both teams playing at full capacity, it is sure to be a tough game.
According to Potter, “both teams almost always play better than usual. It’s a totally different atmosphere for us, and it’s one of the most fun games of the year.”
JV teams will play at 6 p.m. at Grant County High School with the varsity game following.