Eleven years later, it took five sets for Watertown to dispatch rival Gordonsville 3-2 Tuesday night in the Region 4-A championship match, giving the Tigerettes their first-ever region title.
The Tigerettes rallied from a nine-point fourth-game deficit earlier to overtake East Robertson 3-1 in the semifinal match earlier in the day.
Watertown will play at home at 7 p.m. Thursday in a sectional against Columbia Academy as the Tigerettes try to take that final step to their first-ever state tournament.
At the helm all 12 seasons has been Brandy Baird Holcomb, a former Cumberland softball player who came to WHS in 2005 to coach that sport, taking over for Gavin Webster when he became head football coach. The school added volleyball a year later with Baird (not having married yet) assuming the helm. She has guided the Tigerettes to several sectionals, but this will be the first time they won’t have to travel to the Chattanooga area.