Roanoke Rapids travels to face Louisburg this evening, kicking off a busier-than-usual Northern Carolina 1A/2A holiday volleyball slate.

Northern Carolina 1A/2A volleyball contingents will remain somewhat busy as 2020 closes, with a trio of matches scheduled through Dec. 29.

Louisburg (5-1, 5-1 NCC), winners of five in a row, plays host to Roanoke Rapids (4-5, 4-4 NCC) this evening before returning to work in a week’s time to face Granville Central (1-7, 1-7 NCC).

The Warriors have dropped just two sets this season.

South Granville, now 4-3 overall and 4-2 in league play, entertains a struggling Warren County (0-7, 0-7 NCC) outfit tonight in Creedmoor, while Bunn (6-2, 5-2 NCC) rounds out the calendar year on Dec. 30.

J.F. Webb (6-3, 6-3 NCC) is idle until Jan. 5, when it travels to South Granville.

Postseason contenders?

The league has proven especially durable throughout this oddly-formed season, and features four teams — Louisburg, Bunn, South Granville, and J.F. Webb — with overall records of .667 or better.

In a word, impressive.

What remains to be seen, however, is just how many league schools will qualify for the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs, which will be drawn up this year in predetermined brackets of 32 outfits per classification.

Stay tuned — postseason play begins on Jan. 12 across the state, drawing to a close 11 days later.