|Bradshaw Mountain no match for Sedona|
|Written by Brian Bergner Jr.|
|Monday, 05 September 2011 00:00|
So much for bigger schools being better volleyball programs based on sheer numbers.
The Sedona Red Rock High School volleyball team proved in its first two matches of the 2011 season this week the size of school doesn’t matter.
In match one Tuesday, Aug. 30, Sedona traveled north to Flagstaff and enemy territory in Coconino High School.
Despite Panther fans surrounding the gym, standing up and cheering on their team, the Scorpions walked away with a 3-1 victory.
In their home opener Wednesday, Aug. 31, the Scorpions welcomed Bradshaw Mountain High School and absolutely embarrassed the Bears, sweeping the best of five series, 3-0.
Sedona won game one, 25-11, showing Bradshaw Mountain it wasn’t kidding around. In game two, the Scorpions again had no problems, winning 25-15. In game three, it was much of the same in a 25-14 win.
The biggest difference wasn’t only Sedona was the better volleyball program in both cases, but also the smallest in enrollment.
Based on the October 2010 count, Coconino has 1,537 students attending while Bradshaw Mountain has 1,731. Sedona has a measly 489.
When asked what he thought about Bradshaw Mountain’s struggles Wednesday night, longtime Sedona Head Coach John Parks wasn’t impressed.
“I didn’t expect them to beat themselves. Most of the time you play a bigger school, they have more discipline. They had a lot of unforced errors against us, and we took advantage,” Parks said.
Either way, the Scorpions are 2-0 to start the 2011 season. Sedona was in action Thursday, Sept. 1, when it traveled to Northland Preparatory Academy. Results were unavailable at press time.