After having knocked off one higher-ranked District foe, the 22nd-ranked Stephenville High School Honeybees were getting ready to take on their biggest challenge yet on Tuesday night — No. 4 Glen Rose.

The Honeybees extended their overall win streak to nine in a row with Friday’s 25-14, 25-10, 25-10 victory over Mineral Wells. That moved SHS to 2-0 in district and 24-16 on the season.

Glen Rose and the Honeybees are tied for first place in the district standings, both at 2-0. Brownwood and Godley are tied for third at 1-2, and Mineral Wells is 0-2.

The Honeybees somehow slipped from No. 21 last week to No. 22 this week in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 4A state rankings.

Godley, which was Stephenville’s first victim in district play on Sept. 25, fell from the rankings entirely but had been ranked 14th before the Honeybees opened league play with a straight-set decision over the Lady Wildcats.

Jaydi Griffin recorded four aces for the Honeybees in Friday’s win over Mineral Wells.

Jayci Morton and Griffin were at the top of the kill stat category, with 11 and nine, respectively.

Hannah Huckabee led SHS in assists, with 20, and Karlee Easterling added 13.

Gabie Lucero had 12 digs and Salette Rios posted eight.

Alee McClendon won two points off of blocked shots.

In Friday’s junior varsity match, SHS beat Mineral Wells 25-19, 25-11. The SHS 9th grade A team also defeated Mineral Wells 25-3, 25-11. In the 9th grade B team matchup, SHS topped Granbury.

The next match for the varsity Honeybees is set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, at home against Brownwood to close out the first half of district play.