One of the best seasons in the history of Hico High School volleyball came to an end when the Lady Tigers (27-4) were swept by Quitman (35-6) 25-23, 25-17, 25-10 in a Class 2A Region II area playoff in Cedar Hill Saturday.

“We were up 21-19 in the frist game but we couldn’t hold on,” Hico head coach Alicia Caraway said. “If we would have won that one, it might have got crazy, but (Quitman) is pretty dang good.”

Hico, which topped the 20-win mark before suffering its first loss of the season, loses six seniors - Cara Finstad, Tristan Till, Gabrielle Nagos, Cristina Sanchez, Cheyenne Polk and Shaylee Turner.