EASTERN – Allen Central claimed its fifth consecutive 15th Region All “A” Classic championship and its ninth small-school regional title in 10 attempts, defeating Betsy Layne at J.E. Campbell Arena on Thursday.
The Rebels defeated East Ridge 2-0 in the opening round. Allen Central beat East Ridge in back-to-back sets, winning 25-22, 25-14.
Prevailing in the semifinals, Allen Central blanked Pikeville 3-0. The Rebels won 25-14, 25-20, 25-19 over Pikeville in a rematch of last year’s 15th Region All “A” Classic championship match.
Winning the regional small-school championship, Allen Central shut out 58th District/Floyd County Conference rival Betsy Layne 3-0 in the regional title match. The Rebels beat Betsy Layne 25-16, 25-22, 25-9.
Allen Central exited the 15th Region All “A” Classic with a 9-3 record.
The Rebels are scheduled to host Prestonsburg for a 58th District/Floyd County Conference match on Wednesday. Allen Central is slated to compete in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament Friday-Saturday.
The Rebels have additional regular-season matches remaining versus Betsy Layne, Pretsonsburg, South Floyd, Pikeville, Paintsville, Johnson Central and Sheldon Clark.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.