Boys Soccer Wins 8-2 on Senior Night

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Alex Moore and his parents, Jean and Zack Moore, walking down north turf to meet the other Senior Soccer Players. Taken on October 19th, 2021.

On Oct. 19, State High Boys Soccer competed against Cedar Cliff in their senior night game. While seniors were the highlight before the game, they were also the highlight throughout it. As the game progressed, many seniors were able to score and save goals, and the team was able to pull out a win against Cedar Cliff with a final score of 8-2.

31 minutes into the game, senior Davis Pagett scored a goal for the Little Lions, assisted by senior John Cobes. For the remainder of the half, the Little Lions let one goal in, and scored another goal, making the score 2-1 at the end of the first half. 

Throughout the second half, State High scored six goals, three scored by Pagett and two by sophomore Sam Cheslock. Cedar Cliff scored one more throughout the second half of the game, making the final score of the game 8-2, State High.

“Well, it was definitely not a difficult game,” reflected Alex Moore, senior goalie. “The team played well together and we looked good… winning 8-2 isn’t a small feat.”

Pagett, senior striker, shared his thoughts, also reflecting on the game.

 “I thought the game went really well. It was good to get every senior in on our last game at North,” Pagett said. 

This was the last home game of the season, and the last home game for the seniors on the team.

“It’s definitely hard,” Moore said, “But at the same time, it’s exciting.”

Pagett agreed, saying, “I don’t think it has really hit me yet that I’m almost done with high school soccer.” Pagett said, “I’m definitely going to miss the close-knit team we had.” 

For the seniors on the team, it’s been a good year. The ending of their last home game when really well, and it gave them the boost of confidence they needed to continue into the playoffs. These seniors have definitely had a good four years.

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