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Fluvanna Sports in Review 12/1
December 4, 2017
Kicking off the season after a scrimmage against Goochland on Nov. 16, the varsity boys had their first official game of the season at Waynesboro High School on Nov. 28. It was a grueling game that left the Flucos coming up short by a score of 42-58. “We were nervous and that was a big play in our performance. We didn’t do very well in the first quarter, but we tried our best. Since that game, we’ve fixed our mistakes and we will be doing better from here,” said senior Michigan Reed.
Next, the Varsity boys played Turner Ashby on Nov. 29. The first quarter, Flucos scored six points each in the first and second quarters, then upped their game in the third by scoring 22 points. By the end, they had picked up a win against Turner Ashby with a score of 40-31.
“I think the game was good,” said Reed. “The energy was high and I think we put in good effort. We’re changing the record from last year and this year will be way better,” he added.
The varsity Lady Flucos played Waynesboro on Nov. 28. Unfortunately for the Flucos, the game ended the Flucos losing by a nail-biting score of 54-59. “I think we went in with our heads too high and we should have been focused on how we were going to play,” said sophomore Jules Shepherd.
The next night they redeemed themselves by taking on Turner Ashby and beating them 41-29. “I think [we] understand that we have to work hard to get to Regionals, which is our goal,” said Shepherd.
Meanwhile, on Nov. 28, the JV team took on Waynesboro at home and easily made a name for themselves in their first official game of the season with a score of 36-22. The next night, they played Turner Ashby, once again trouncing the competition by a score of 46-31. “I think that we did very well against Turner Ashby,” said freshman Tori Graves, who added that the team’s future success “just depends on how hard that we work and if we goof off during practice.”
These Lady Flucos appear to be focused at practice, as they then went on to beat William Monroe by a score of 44-28. Coach Jamie Stafford was pleased with the results. “We are very surprised of how quickly the girls have jelled so early in the season and are very proud of them. However, we still have a long way to go, but we are taking baby steps as we have a mix of experience and talents so finding the right mix has been key. But the girls have shown great determination and heart,” he said.