Granite City, Ill., July 21, 2021 – The Granite City boys volleyball team took the court for the 2021 season despite the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and schedule restrictions set forth by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).
14th-year head coach Dr. Justin Warren guided the Warriors to a 2-10 overall record in the shortened 2021 season. The Warriors picked up victories over Father McGivney and Alton.
QUOTE FROM COACH WARREN
"We did not win many matches as our record shows, but we got better every time we stepped on the court. The varsity and junior varsity played their hearts out each game, set, and point. We had eight seniors this year and they will be missed.
We just did not get it put all together throughout the season. We have some returners coming back next year such as Lawson Kimble, Andy Burge, Kyle Burge, and Luke Stepanek. These boys are the future of our program. We are looking forward to next year so we can continue to build an even better program."
Team MVP: Owen Moran
"Owen went non-stop the entire year trying to pull us through the finish line on some wins," said Dr. Warren.
CLASS OF 2021
Colton Huber, Bryon Kidd, Simon Maxfield, Joseph McPherson, Owen Moran, Bryce Norton, Paramanmol Singh and Evan Veizer.
INTERESTED IN BOYS VOLLEYBALL
If interested in playing boys volleyball in 2022, please listen to school announcements beginning in February.
For more information about Granite City School District #9, visit www.gcsd9.net.