Its hard to imagine that this wasnt the Houston-Peach areas best-ever season for high school soccer. Most of the teams were competitive, and several came away with noteworthy firsts.
The Peach County boys won a playoff soccer match for the first time. The Veterans girls became the first local team to play in a playoff semifinal. The next night, the Houston County boys did the Lady Warhawks one better, qualifying for the Class AAAAA title match. The Bears lost to perennial power McIntosh, but it was hard to be disappointed.
Player of the Year: Everick Little, Houston County: The recent graduate signed a letter of intent to play at Georgia State University. His versatility made him a vital component in the Bears drive to the Class AAAAA title match.
GK: Austin Maddox, Northside: Junior recorded 112 saves.
FW: Matt Monday, Warner Robins: Demons top scoring threat returns for a senior season.
FW: Stephen Moore, Houston County: Sophomore is a consummate finisher.
FW: Isaac Rivera, Northside: Led Eagles in scoring as a junior.
MF: Colin Little, Houston County: The heart and soul of the team, according to head coach.
MF: Andrew Weber, Houston County: Also headed to Georgia State, Weber is savvy and confident on the ball.
MF: Daniel Ward, Perry: Head coach called the junior the heartbeat of our team.
MF: Parker Shaw, Warner Robins: Junior was the Demons assist leader.
MF: Alfredo Cervantes, Peach County: Trojans senior MVP led Peach to first-ever playoff win.
FB: Dillon Garrett, Veterans: Poise and skill in the back by this junior.
FB: Bryce Struckmeyer, Perry: junior anchored defense that yielded just 20 goals
FB: Drew Behrman, Houston County: Senior tied for team lead in assists.
FB: Sean Joiner, Veterans: Senior wore captains arm band for Warhawks.
FB: Will Pospicil, Houston County: Future bright for this sophomore.
Houston County: Brandon Aguilar; Colin Little; Jonathan Scruggs
Northside: John Tignor, Justin Alonzo, Michael Clowers, Romel Jordan
Peach County: Luis Medina; Chris Medina; Victor Valle
Perry: Nick Hall; Sean Swann, Luke Lineberger
Veterans: Ben Albritton, Joe Faletto, David Gomez
Westfield: Micah Moore; Andrew Smith; Bryce Westmoreland
Warner Robins: Cody Dees, Brian Hagopian, Tyler Swain
The girls teams will be announced next week.
Contact Chris Deighan at firstname.lastname@example.org.