Sneads volleyball's chasing after a fifth consecutive state championship

SNEADS, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - One of the most dominant high school volleyball programs in the state these days is Sneads.

Coach Sheila Roberts and her Pirates set to hit the road to Jacksonville and take a shot at winning a fifth consecutive 1A state championship.

The Sneads volleyball team has one more practice Tuesday morning and then they're off to the state championship in Jacksonville.

This season is a continuation of success of seasons past.

The Pirates are four-time state champions with a chance to become only the second team in 1A girls volleyball history to win five straight state championships.

Tampa Prep won six in a row between 1980-1985. But right here, right now, Sneads is not thinking about the past. They're excited for what's to come.

"We really just don't think about it," Sheila Roberts, Sneads volleyball coach said. "We just think about going out and taking care of the match that's in front of us. It just so happens it's the state championship match, but I don't think we feel any more pressure than we would in any other match."

"I just take it day by day," Lauren Williams, Sneads senior volleyball player said. "I don't really focus on that we have four straight championships. That's big, but it really doesn't matter. You've got to think about the next day and how to get better even after your state championships."

The team leaves from the school Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.