After winning Tuesday’s home game against Strawberry Crest, Plant City will now face Armwood for the 6A-District 10 championship.
The Plant City Raiders’ strong season lives on after Tuesday night’s 6A-District 10 semifinal win over Strawberry Crest.
Plant City (9-2; 8-0 district) was able to send the Chargers (6-7; 2-5 district) home after three sets and didn’t let Crest take a lead at any point in the game. But after the first set ended quickly with a 25-16 win and the Raiders held a 17-9 lead in the second, the Chargers suddenly got hot and went on a 10-3 scoring run to cut the PCHS lead to just two points. The teams battled back and forth and at one point tied the set at 24-24, but the Raiders were able to get the job done for the 26-24 win there. The final set was also won with a 25-16 score.
The Raiders are now set to play at Armwood on Thursday night for the 6A-10 championship. Plant City is 2-0 against the Hawks (3-8; 0-4 district) in 2020 and did not lose any sets in either match.
In the 7A-District 12 tournament, Durant hosted Wharton in the semifinal round and lost, 3-0. The Cougars (7-9; 0-3 district) scored 15, 15 and 13 points, respectively, in their three sets with the Wildcats (16-8; 5-3 district). Wharton will travel to Newsome (16-2; 3-0 district) on Thursday night to play for the championship.