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Sliding Into Place: Savannah Gibbs Fit Right In at State-Bound Hoover Volleyball Team
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Friday, November 03, 2017
Savannah Gibbs
Savannah Gibbs

By Rubin E. Grant

Usually, transferring from one high school to another in a different state before your senior year could entail a considerable adjustment.

But not for Savannah Gibbs. She felt at home right away after she transferred from Panama City, Florida, to Hoover High School this summer. Her teammates on the Hoover Bucs’ volleyball team made the transition smooth for her.

“The girls were so sweet and so welcoming,” Gibbs said. “I couldn’t have had a better team to be on for my senior year.”

Besides, Gibbs already was familiar with the area.

“I was born in Pell City,” she said. “When my dad got a job promotion at UPS, we moved to Panama City. And when he got another promotion, we moved to Hoover.”

Gibbs has been a major contributor as a libero for Hoover, helping the Bucs return to the AHSAA Elite Eight state tournament at the Birmingham CrossPlex. The Bucs, runners-up in the tournament in 2016, were scheduled to play McGill-Toolen Catholic in the Class 7A quarterfinals Wednesday. The Bucs entered that game with a 31-9 record for the year against McGill-Toolen’s 43-8.

Gibbs recorded 30 digs as Hoover secured its berth in the state tournament Friday with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18) victory against James Clemens in the Class 7A North Super Regional in Huntsville.

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