Pinkerton volleyball player Taylor Ferdinando said athletes appreciate the long rivalry with Londonderry.
“The first thing that comes to my mind is hard work,” she said. “It’s one of our goals to beat Londonderry.”
Londonderry High student Christopher Fondo said having the Mack Plaque every year is a way to bring two schools together.
“It’s a great competition,” he said.
Sobolov said it’s good to see both schools share so much spirit.
“The kids want to do well,” he said.
Although Londonderry often tops Pinkerton in other seasonal tournaments and has the hardware to prove it, the Mack Plaque continues to be absent from the halls of the high school.
There’s a special spot waiting for the plaque to return to Londonderry.
“There’s plenty of room,” Sobolov said. “The Mack Plaque seems to be the one that eludes us. But it’s a very positive experience for both schools.”