The long-time HHS athletic director, principal and coach has had to contend with low numbers the past two seasons, but only five players meant he would likely have to forfeit the upcoming campaign. But, just when the Hornets thought they might not even make it out of two-a-days with a squad, in stepped junior Olivia Perez.
The 5-foot-4-inch, 115-pound stalwart on the Lady Hornets' volleyball team saw what was happening to Templeton and her male classmates, so she decided she wanted to help.
"Olivia came to me on Friday about potentially playing for us this year to make sure we had six players. I wasn't so high on the idea at first, and I wanted to make sure everything was OK on her end, so I told her to take the weekend and think about it," Templeton said.
When Monday morning came, Perez was still solid on her decision. Templeton tentatively agreed to ease into the situation, and as of now, she is a member of the Harrold Hornets. Even though HHS now has the legal number of roster players to begin a six-man game, the fate of the season is still very much in jeopardy.
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