CLASS AAA: Bearden 3, Franklin 1
Franklin, making its first state tournament appearance since 2006, got off to a less-than-stellar start at the Class AAA state volleyball championships, suffering 3-1 defeat to Bearden at MTSU’s Murphy Center.
After falling behind 2-0 — the result of Bearden’s 25-23 and 25-18 wins in the first two sets — the Lady Rebels battled back, capturing 25-14 third-set victory, but the Lady Bulldogs secured the win with a 25-17 triumph in the decisive fourth set.
Franklin will return to action this evening, when the Lady Rebels square off with the loser of Siegel-White Station in a 6:30 p.m. elimination match.
CLASS AA: Sullivan South 3, Hume-Fogg 0
Hume-Fogg was shut out in its opening-round match at the Class AA state volleyball championships at MTSU’s Murphy Center, suffering a 3-0 loss to Sullivan South.
Region 5-AA champion Hume-Fogg suffered 25-16 and 25-18 defeats in the first two sets, and while the Lady Blue Knights were much more competitive in the decisive third set, it ultimately suffered a 25-22 loss.
Hume-Fogg will face the loser of Page-Jackson South Side in a 6:30 p.m. elimination match at MTSU.