Newberry, Santa Fe, Bell advance to district finals; Buchholz eliminated

In district volleyball action last night, the Buchholz Bobcats’ season came to an end with a 3-1 loss to Forest (Ocala) in the Class 6A-District 5 semifinals.  The Wildcats, who improved to 13-0 with the win, will play the top seeded Gainesville Hurricanes for the district title on Thursday night at 7.  

Newberry defeated Williston in four sets to advance to Thursday night’s 1A-District 7 championship, Santa Fe swept Suwannee (Live Oak) in the 4A-District 2 semifinals.

For a complete list of results visit www.ThePrepZone.com

Last night the Bell volleyball team advanced to the Class 1A-District 6 championship game with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-15 win against Branford. Last year, Branford handed the Lady Bulldogs just their second loss of the 2019 campaign and ended their season in the Region Final. Branford ended up losing to Newberry in last year’s state semifinals.  

With the loss, Branford’s season comes to an end. 

With last night’s win, Bell improves to 17-5 overall. The ‘Dogs will play Union County for the district title tomorrow night.  Bell was 3-0 against the Tigers this season.  Both teams earned invites to this year’s FHSAA Class 1A state playoffs, with the winner of tomorrow’s game hosting a first round game while the loser will be on the road.  The Class 1A playoffs begin on Tuesday, October 27.

For a complete list of results from Tuesday’s action, visit www.ThePrepZone.com

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