Fight to the finish

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South and Trinity lined up before the beginning of the regional match. “When the game ended I was stunned, I really thought the boys deserved it.” Kinsey Emery, 10, said. Photo Courtesy of Kinsey Emery

BY KILEY ANGLE

Oct. 25 ended the boys’ soccer season at South. With a loss to Trinity, the boys played a double overtime and penalty kick (PK) shootout to end the game. It was a devastating loss to the team and all who supported them this past season.

“As a freshman on the regional roster, I was proud to be able to play side-by-side with the upperclassmen this past season,” Jonah Clevenger, 9, said. “I’m definitely going to miss the seniors.”

With the majority of the game held at a one-to-one tie, each player put their all into this game, in hopes of advancing to the next round.

“It was an honor to be a part of the regional squad for my final season,” Austin Horst, 12, said. “My biggest hope was to go as far as possible with this team because I didn’t want this year to end.”

As the boys made a great improvement this past season and grew closer as a team, the rapport between players that it brought to the field was evident.

“This season was different from past seasons because of the better passing and connections between players,” Chris Traudt, 11, said. “The team has increased its chemistry throughout the season.”

The season came to a rather emotional end as coaches, players, managers and fans were all affected by the loss on Oct. 25.

“During the game, I saw the team that I’ve always known was there, the bench was nervous and eager, and we really thought we had that game,” Kinsey Emery, 10, said. “I loved being manager and being with the boys every day; they really made time fly and made it a fun season. I’m really going to miss the seniors and this season.”

 

South and Trinity lined up before the beginning of the regional match. “When the game ended I was stunned, I really thought the boys deserved it.” Kinsey Emery, 10, said. Photo Courtesy of Kinsey Emery

South and Trinity lined up before the beginning of the regional match. “When the game ended, I was stunned. I really thought the boys deserved it,” Emery said. Photo courtesy of Kinsey Emery