After winning efforts from the Wildcat volleyball and football teams last week, Dunwoody fall sports were shutout in losing efforts this week.
The Wildcat volleyball team’s magical run through the state playoffs ended Tuesday night, with a road loss in the Final Four to the Sequoyah Chiefs. The Chiefs came into Tuesday’s match with a 29-game win streak, the longest winning streak in the state. Despite jumping out to a fast start winning the first six points of the match, the third seeded Wildcats were overmatched by the second seeded Chiefs. With three front-line players over six feet tall, Sequoyah defeated the Wildcats in three straight sets 25-19, 25-16, 25-14, to advance to the AAAAA state championship.
The Wildcats trip to the final four is the farthest Dunwoody Volleyball has advanced in school history. With the graduation of only one senior, the team will look to repeat as area champions and return to state playoff dominance next season.
On Saturday night, the Dunwoody football team took on the Arabia Mountain Rams, looking to spoil the Rams’ playoff hopes. The 5-3 Rams came into Saturday’s action with two quarterbacks who have each thrown for over 700 yards this season. Their dynamic passing attack proved too much for the Wildcats to handle, as Arabia Mountain defeated the Wildcats 48-0.
The Rams dominated from the opening kickoff, jumping out to a 21-point first quarter lead, and a 35-point halftime advantage. The Arabia Mountain offense totaled seven touchdown passes, cruising to their sixth win of the season.
“It’s definitely not the way we wanted to play on senior night.” said senior captain Jordan Haas. “We will regroup, have a good week of practice, and look for a victory in our final game of the season.”
The 2-7 Wildcats will go on the road to take on the 2-7 Southwest DeKalb Panthers in the final game of the season. The game will be played on Friday night, at 8 p.m. at Panthersville Stadium.
Around the horn: After winning back-to-back region championships, the Dunwoody girls’ cross-country team will be looking to defend their state championship. The boys’ cross-country team will also be looking for a top finish in the state championship meet, after finishing third in the region championship meet at Druid Hills Middle School.
Senior Alex Cameron, sophomore’s Ansley Heavern and Anne Marie Sills, along with boys Blake Tiede, and Noah Goldstein, will look to lead the Wildcat cross-country team to success at the state meet at Carrolton High School.
With fall sports wrapping up, Dunwoody will turn its attention to the start of basketball season this week. Dunwoody basketball will look toward the experience of seven seniors to lead them to a winning season, in one of the states’ toughest regions. Coach Kevin Dankosky will make his debut at Dunwoody after coach Adam Griffin stepped down as head coach. The Wildcat basketball team will open their season this Thursday night at 6:30, in a scrimmage against Excel Christian Academy.