For the 33rd time in head coach Susan Brewer’s 43 years at Bellville High School, her Brahmanette volleyball squad claimed at least a share of the district championship.
This year, it took an extra match after a season split with the Caldwell Hornets made a tiebreaker game necessary to determine the top seed in District 26-4A.
With a 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-16, 25-13), Bellville claimed the 2019 trophy outright and earned the privilege to be the home team in its Bi-District Championship against El Campo earlier this week in Columbus.
The Ricebirds finished fourth in District 25-4A, right behind Sealy, who squared off with Caldwell in the 2-3 matchup for a bi-district crown.
Bellville and El Campo and Sealy and Caldwell all met under the same situation last year and the Brahmanettes took a 3-0 win over El Campo in the first round. After another sweep over Canyon Lake, they met with Needvill,e who ended their season there with a sweep of its own.
This year, the Blue Jays fell to the La Grange Leopards in the first round so the path ahead of Bellville will be a slightly different one this year if they emerge from bi-district again.
One of the Brahmanettes’ top players, outside hitter and Texas Tech commit Mackenzie Morgan, has been dealing with a hand injury but has been playing through it in her last ride for the red and white of Bellville. She is joined by six classmates who are in the same boat and will empty the tank in yet another postseason.