This football season may be done for the year, but Mendon High School has an athletic team one step from playing for a state title.
The Mendon varsity volleyball team is set to take the court Friday afternoon in Battle Creek, where the Lady Hornets will face Beal City in a Class D match. Mendon, ranked No. 2 in Class D, defeated Ann Arbor Rudloff Steiner Tuesday in Litchfield.
Beal City is ranked No. 4 in the class.
Friday’s winner will play for the state championship at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kellogg Arena.