REIFFTON -

The Exeter boys volleyball team picked up a key league win at Governor Mifflin Tuesday night. With a first-place matchup against Wilson on tap Thursday, the defending county champs know its time to step up.

The team has been able to stay near the top of Berks I without head coach Shawn Ganter, who has been suspended.

The Eagles also lost the top player in the county last year, Corbin Keller.

But interim head coach and Exeter product Joe Portland has taken the reigns and made a smooth transition. Aided by a core of talented returning players, there's no reason to think that the Eagles will fly any lower.