Tuesday night the 7th graders beat Cooper 2-1. The first goal was scored by Abhi Rajaiyan with a touch coming from Michael Beaney on the indirect free kick. The winning goal was also scored by Abhi after a great cross from Trent Rucker. With that victory, the 7th graders secured 2nd place in district in their first season in the Leopard Soccer Program. The boys are already excited for next year as they will look to claim the district championship.
The 8th graders beat Cooper 5-0 in their final game at Willow Springs. The first goal came from a corner taken by Maison Callicutt which was met brilliantly in the air by Gavin Goodrich who headed the ball in the back of the net to take the early lead. For the second goal, without a doubt the goal of the season, Sammy Merrick claimed a cross and released Maison Callicutt who carried the ball around 70 yards while beating four opponents before hitting a sublime shot into the top corner. Payson Finner scored the third goal with an excellent far-post shot after a smart through ball from Ralph Rucker. Ralph and Luke Hopkinson finished off the scoring with Will Britton providing both assists. Overall, it was a fantastic performance from the 8th graders. Hopefully, we will be seeing more of that next year from them at the high school. The 8th graders won back to back district championships and are the first group to win every middle school game!!
Congratulations on the great year boys!!! Coach Blom, Coach Keeble, and Coach Duran thank you for your hard work, dedication, and commitment!!!