by Nicholas Casarez| Staff Writer
Volleyball has made the regional playoffs for the first time in the team’s history. The Lady Jags secured their Region IV playoff birth by sweeping Corpus Christi King, winning the first three sets in a very one-sided game. The Jags have competed in three playoff games and have yet to lose a set. To add insult to injury, only once has the opposing team been able to reach 20 points in a set. It has been nothing short of total domination for the volleyball team so far.
“We’re really excited, its a whole new high for us,” junior Morgan Parker said.
Not only is the team excited, but so are their fains. One can simply walk around the school and see the massive support for the volleyball team with banners and signs on every corner.
“Its really good knowing that the whole school is behind us, I just hope it doesn’t make me too nervous,” junior Riley Caskey said.
The Lady Jags are making sure they keep their focus and keep distractions from getting in the way of their preparations for their semifinal game on Friday against Los Fresnos.
“We are really focused right now. It’s cliche, but we’re going to take this one game at a time and not get ahead of ourselves,” Parker said.
One of those distractions is a possible matchup with Reagan in the Regional finals. Johnson and Reagan have been rivals since the schools opening and getting a chance to end their season would be a sweet accomplishment for the Lady Jags. Especially considering how the Rattlers handed Johnson a defeat in the last game of the regular season.
“We know there’s a possibility of us playing Reagan, but before we can even think about that game we have to win on Friday,” senior Jessica Teel said.
With a win on Friday, and then another in the regional final game on Saturday, the Johnson Volleyball team will secure a spot in the state playoffs, and be put up against the best competition in Texas.
“We’re practicing hard, giving our best effort day in and day out, and we hope all the hard work pays of for us,” Caskey said.