Lady Patriot and Patriots bring home 5 championships in 3 years!
Boe Frazier takes a touch to settle a high pass.
After an undefeated season to bring home their first title last year, the Patriots made another great run to earn back-to-back championships. The Patriots finished with a 12-1 record on the season. These included a 3-1 win over Oxford, 12-0 win over Lake Cormorant, and two penalty shootout wins in the tournament against Desoto Central and Center Hill.
Lady Patriots bring home 3rd championship
The Lady Patriots started the season with a large bullseye on their backs. Other teams in the county were fired up about trying to take down the two-time defending champs. With only 5 returners from last year, it was going to take a lot of hard work and dedication to rebuild this team. The season had many ups and downs, but the girls finished 5-2 in the regular season games with losses to Hernando (overtime) and Center Hill (1-3). Parents and coaches in the county started to talk, thinking there would be a new champion this year
The county tournament finally arrived and the Lady Patriots were ready to defend their title. Game one went by with ease. The semi-final was a little more difficult, but the Lady Patriots pulled out a 2-0 win against Hernando. The final arrived and the girls were nothing but ready to redeem themselves for the loss to Center Hill during the regular season. The Lady Patriots beat the Lady Mustangs 3-1 to become the DeSoto County champions for the third year in a row. With at least 6 injured players, these girls played with more heart for each other than they did in any other game this season.
This year saw more boys earn their way on the score sheet than previous years. Players found the back of the net 47 times in 13 games.
-Logan Coker – 11 goals (also led the team in assists), Boe Frazier – 11 goals,
Cam Heinze – 8 goals.
Braylon Kettler battles a Center Hill player for possession.